My essay, "Inheritance," will be included in the forthcoming anthology From Boys to Men, published by Caroll & Graf at the end of July.
Here's some of the jacket copy: "More than an anthology of coming out stories, From Boys to Men is a stunning collection of essays about what it is like to be gay and young, to be different and be aware of that difference from the earliest of ages. In these memoirs, coming out is less important than coming of age and coming to the realization that young gay people experience the world in ways quite unlike straight boys. Whether it is a fascination with soap opera, an intense sensitivity to their own difference, or an obsession with a certain part of the male anatomy, gay kids — or kids who would eventually identify as gay — have an indefinable but unmistakable gay sensibility. Sometimes the result is funny, sometimes it is harrowing, and often it is deeply moving."
So, everyone run out and buy a copy from your favorite independent bookseller when it's available. Don't worry, I'll remind you.