Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Review for The Other Man: 21 Writers Speak Candidly about Sex, Love, Infidelity, & Moving on

Title: The Other Man
Series: Anthology
Release Date: april 19th 2013
Authors: Perry Brass, Austin Bunn, Rob Byrnes, Mark Canavera, R.W. Clinger, Lewis DeSimone, Paul Alan Fahey, Wes Hartley, William Henderson, Allen Mack, Jeff Mann, Tom Mendicino, Erik Orrantia, Felice Picano, David Pratt, Glen Retief, Jeffrey Ricker, Rodney Ross, Jason Schneiderman, Philip Dean Walker, and Chuck Willman. Edited by: Paul Alan Fahey.
Genre:  anthology,
Length: 248
Publisher JMS Books
Meows: 5
Purrrs: moderate to  explicit
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this anthology will go to the It Gets Better Project.
Who is the other man?

He’s an accident waiting to happen: the skateboarder round the bend, the smiling barista with the extra hot mocha, the computer geek eager to retool your mate’s hard drive. He’s a relationship gatecrasher bound by no rules and with no sense of fair play. Like Caesar, he comes, he sees, he conquers. On the flip side, you or I can be the other man, charging in and breaking the bonds of a committed relationship without a thought to the pain and misery inflicted upon the injured parties. Face it: We’re not all innocent bystanders in other-man scenarios.

The Other Man is an artistic collaboration by and about gay men and their relationships. If you’ve ever been the other man, had him invade your life, or are just plain curious about this beguiling, unpredictable and dangerous creature, then this anthology of personal essays is for you. Twenty-one of our most acclaimed authors, many Lambda Award winners and finalists, write candidly about either being the other man, suffering the other man or having their relationships tested by infidelity. What they tell us is we must take heart, it does get better and one day our luck is bound to change. We’ll survive the bumps and detours in our relationships and weather the storms, or resolve to move on. Along the way, we’ll hope to meet someone new and simpatico, maybe even our long-awaited soul mate. Life will be good again. Or will it?
Reviewer: Cat
Review: Normally I do anthologies individually but this one has so many stories and they are all pretty short it would be hard to do without spoilers.  I have to say this is a very beautiful heartfelt compilation of essays form some very fabulous authors. I appreciate them baring their heart and souls and sharing their experience with the Other man or being the Other man.   All of these stories will touch your heart and most will make you cry.  Awesome job!

Recommendations: If you like true stories, anthologies and stories about the other man, Gay men coming out,  or living closeted lives, living  as gay men in the past , living with aids and some really good heartfelt stories. This is a must read.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Cathy, for this review. Really do appreciate your thoughtfulness and your kind comments. I'm sure the contributors will as well. I'm sharing right now. My best,

    Paul Fahey