Swish: My Quest to Become the Gayest Person Ever and What Ended Up Happening Instead
Swish: My Quest to Become the Gayest Person Ever and What Ended Up Happening Instead by Joel Derfner
Joel Derfner is a knitter, an aerobics instructor, a cheerleader, a go-go dancer, and a musical theatre composer, but when he realizes one day that he's a walking gay cliche he embarks on a quest for deeper meaning. A very, very funny quest for deeper meaning. And whether he's confronting the demons of his past at a GLBT summer camp, using the Internet to "meet" men- many, many men- or going undercover to a conference of ex-gays, he discovers that what he's looking for - and sometimes even finds, hidden underneath the surface of everyday life - is his own identity. In the tradition of David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs, yet with its own particular flair, Swish is a story told with not just wit but humour; not just candor but honesty; and not just compassion but humanity.