´´Hi. In your hands, right now, you hold the culmination of thousands of years of human intelligence, ingenuity, and brilliance. Now put your goddamn phone down and pay attention to my book. ´´What is in my book, you ask? (I´m really glad you asked, by the way, because now I get to tell you.) ´´Time travel. Gay marriage. Sportsballing. Futuristic goggles that DO NOTHING. ´´Tiny brags from my publisher, stuff like: ´This is an uproarious, uncensored take on empathy, personal responsibility, and what it means to be human.´ ´´Excessive brags about myself: ´An extraordinarily clever, punishingly funny, sharp-tongued blogosphere star, NFL player, husband and father, one-time violin prodigy, voracious lifetime reader, obsessive gamer, and fearless champion of personal freedom.´ ´´Oh, and also an essay on the Pope´s Twitter account. Honestly, if that doesn´t draw you in, there´s no hope left for humanity. I also give my own funeral eulogy, in case you were hoping I´d go away and die now! ´´So please, join me in the glorious art of windmill tilting by reading this ´collection of rousing, uncensored personal essays, letters, and stories´ (I have no idea why that´s in quotes). ´´Join the herd of Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies. ´´(You know you want to.)´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Kluwe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001278/bk_hach_001278_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
James Suckling: 93-94/100 Punkte ´´Very pretty and refined with an excellent depth of fruit and attraction. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a fresh and subtle finish. Shows elegance.´´ WineSpectator: 91-94/100 Punkte ´´This has some eye-opening toasty depths, with warm ganache and vanilla notes leading the way for a very polished core of plum preserve flavors. A bit monochromatic, but it is a pretty color.´´ Robert Parker´s Wine Advocate: 93-95+/100 Punkte ´´The deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Le Gay is youthfully mute, opening with black cherries, wild blueberries and mulberry scents with suggestions of violets, licorice and black soil. Medium-bodied, the palate delivers beautifully delineated fruit with oodles of freshness and firm yet beautifully ripe tannins, finishing very long and perfumed.´´ Vinous (Neal Martin): 90-92/100 Punkte ´´The 2017 Le Gay has a strong whiff of the sea coming from the glass, brine and a little Japanese nori (seaweed) that is neatly sutured into the black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a little oaky at the moment with dark chocolate and a little leather tincturing the black and red fruit. It just feels a little predictable on the finish whereas the best recent vintages of Le Gay have fanned out and demonstrated more precision. Nevertheless, Le Gay often blossoms during its élevage so this might surprise when in bottle.´´ Wine Enthusiast: 92-94/100 Punkte ´´Barrel Sample. This is a dense, opulent wine—the epitome of the Pomerol appellation. It is generous and open, with great dark fruits and integrated tannins that will allow the wine to age. Drink from 2024.´´ Weinwisser: 18/20 Punkte ´´90 % Merlot. 10 % Cabernet Franc, 23 hl/ha. Purpurgranat. Dichtes, verwobenes Waldbeerenbouquet, dahinter Schattenmorellensaft und Holundergelee. Am cremigen Gaumen mit feinsandigem Tannin und süssem Extrakt. Im langen, gebündelten Finale eine Orgie von blauen Beeren, Mokkacreme und Lakritze. 2025 – 2045´´ Bitte beachten Sie die Sonderbedingungen der Subskription in unseren AGB.
That a Jew living in Nazi Berlin survived the Holocaust at all is surprising. That he was a homosexual and a teenage leader in the resistance and yet survived is amazing. But that he endured the ongoing horror with an open heart, with love and without vitriol, and has written about it so beautifully is truly miraculous. This is Gad Beck´s story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Feather. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022744/bk_acx0_022744_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bobby and Jamie are getting married, but Bobby´s niece, Chloe, is worried that she won´t be his favorite person anymore. Will Uncle Bobby still think she is special? Sarah Brannen´s warm story is set in an alternative family, as Uncle Bobby marries his boyfriend. Uncle Bobby´s Wedding embraces Bobby´s relationship with Jamie, but keeps its focus where it truly belongs: on an uncle and niece´s love for each other. Beautifully told, this simple yet moving story begs to be listened to time and again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/000947/bk_peng_000947_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The partial inspiration for the forthcoming ABC miniseries from Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and executive producer Gus Van Sant, starring Guy Pearce, Mary-Louise Parker, Carrie Preston, and Rachel Griffiths. From longtime activist Cleve Jones, here is a sweeping, beautifully written memoir about a full and remarkable American life. Jones brings to life the magnetic spell cast by 1970s San Francisco, the drama and heartbreak of the AIDS crisis and the vibrant generation of gay men lost to it, and his activist work on labor, immigration, and gay rights, which continues today. Born in 1954, Cleve Jones was among the last generation of gay Americans who grew up wondering if there were others out there like himself. There were. As did thousands of young gay people, Jones moved to San Francisco in the early ´70s, nearly penniless, finding a city electrified by progressive politics and sexual liberation. Jones met lovers, developed intense friendships, and found his calling in ´´the movement´´. Jones dove into politics and activism, taking an internship in the office of San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, who became Jones´ mentor before his murder in 1978. With the advent of the AIDS crisis in the early ´80s, Jones emerged as one of the gay community´s most outspoken leaders. He cofounded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and later the AIDS Memorial Quilt, one of the largest public art projects in history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cleve Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/002875/bk_hach_002875_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From a leading journalist and activist comes a brave, beautifully wrought memoir. When Darnell Moore was 14, three boys from his neighborhood tried to set him on fire. They cornered him while he was walking home from school, harassed him because they thought he was gay, and poured a jug of gasoline on him. He escaped, but just barely. It wasn´t the last time he would face death. Three decades later, Moore is an award-winning writer, a leading Black Lives Matter activist, and an advocate for justice and liberation. In No Ashes in the Fire, he shares the journey taken by that scared, bullied teenager who not only survived, but found his calling. Moore´s transcendence over the myriad forces of repression that faced him is a testament to the grace and care of the people who loved him, and to his hometown, Camden, NJ, scarred and ignored but brimming with life. Moore reminds us that liberation is possible if we commit ourselves to fighting for it, and if we dream and create futures where those who survive on society´s edges can thrive. No Ashes in the Fire is a story of beauty and hope - and an honest reckoning with family, with place, and with what it means to be free. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Darnell L Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/004481/bk_hach_004481_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bari has a secret even her husband John doesn´t know about. She likes having sex with other women. She´s not gay or anything like that. She just likes being with other women every now and then, while at the same time, enjoying real hot sex with her husband of only a year. The other woman in this story was neither a beginner to female sex nor was she a seasoned full-fledged lesbian. Bari met Vicki at the lingerie boutique where she works. She was 45 and very, very friendly. She also wasn´t shy about showing off her beautifully shaped body to the sales clerk who helped her try on all kinds of sexy nightgowns. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jackie Marie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074699/bk_acx0_074699_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For two gay men in the Deep South, fighting for love and family can lead to one beautiful, sexy, and unexpected knock out . . . In college, an ´´are you sure you´re gay?´´ experiment with his (female) best friend left Sterling Harper married with a baby on the way. Eleven years later, his life is flipped upside-down-his wife has died, his ´´little boy´´ is transitioning to her new life as a girl, Alexa, and his embittered in-laws have proven too transphobic to babysit for the summer like they´d planned. They´re fighting for custody of Alexa, though, so Sterling can´t afford to give them more ammunition. If only there were a nice, conservative, trans-preteen-friendly nanny available on short notice . . . Jericho Johnston doesn´t do ´´conservative,´´ but Alexa takes to him immediately. He´s got a teaching job lined up for the fall, a killer smile, and loads of charisma . . . but he is not going back in the proverbial closet. It doesn´t take long for the two men to go from comrades-in-arms against their rarified community to two men in love. This kicks off the looming custody battle with Sterling´s bigoted in-laws, though, and the idea of two gay men raising a trans daughter isn´t going over well with anyone. Now, with so much to lose, Sterling and Jericho must fight harder than ever-for themselves, for Alexa, and for their future. Praise for Worth Waiting For ´´Qualls provides a sweet romance with some spice while tackling issues such as coming out as an adult, family relationships, and religious acceptance or denial of LGBTQ lifestyles.´´ -Library Journal ´´A sexy new voice, full of promise. These heroes stole my heart!´´ -Annabeth Albert ´´Sexy, fun and well written . . . the perfect book for a cozy night at home reading. I can´t wait to see what Ms. Qualls has in store for us next. -J.L. Langley, bestselling author of The Tin Star ´´A charming, sexy, and beautifully crafted tale that tugs at the heartstrings. Can´t wait to read more from this talented author!´´ -Sara Brookes, award-winning author
Many straight men and gay men are best friends, but if the phenomenon is an urban commonplace it has never been treated before as the focus of a major novel. Jack Holmes is in love, but the man he loves never shares his bed. The other men Jack sleeps with never last long and he dallies with several women. He sees a shrink and practices extreme discretion about his gay adventures since the book begins in the 1960s, before gay liberation, and ends after the advent of AIDS in the 1980s. Jack´s friend, Will Wright, comes from old stock, has aspirations to be a writer, and like Jack works on the Northern Review, a staid cultural quarterly. Will is shy and lonely-and Jack introduces him to the beautiful, brittle young woman he will marry. Over the years Will discovers his sensuality and almost destroys his marriage in doing so. Towards the end of the 1970s Jack´s and Will´s lives merge as they both become accomplished libertines. Jack Holmes and his Friend deploys Edmund White´s wonderful perceptions of American society to dazzling effect, as character after character is delicately and colorfully rendered and one social milieu after another glows in the listener´s mind. He is a connoisseur of the nuances of personality and mood, and here unveils his very human cast in all their radical individuality. New York itself is a principle character with its old society and its bohemians rich and poor, with its sleek European immigrants and its rough-and-tumble transplanted Midwesterners. With narrative daring and a gifted sense of the rueful submerged drama of life, this audiobook is a beautifully sculpted exploration of sexuality and sensibility. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Kliban. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018638/bk_adbl_018638_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a boxy apartment building in an Illinois university town, Romola Mitra, a newly arrived young bride, anxiously awaits her first letter from home in India. When she accidentally opens the wrong letter, it changes her life. Decades later, her son Amit finds that letter and thinks he has discovered his mother´s secret. But secrets have their own secrets sometimes. Amit does not know that Avinash, his dependable and devoted father, has been timidly visiting gay chat rooms, driven by the lifelong desires he never allowed himself to indulge. Avinash, for his part, doesn´t understand what his dutiful wife gave up in marrying him - the memories of romance she keeps tucked away. Growing up in Calcutta, in a house bustling with feisty grandmothers, Amit has been shielded from his parents´ secrets. Now he´s a successful computer engineer, settled in San Franscisco yet torn between his new life and his duties to the one he left behind. Moving from adolescent rooftop games to adult encounters in gay bars, from hair salons in Calcutta to McDonald´s drive-thrus in California, Don´t Let Him Know is an unforgettable story about family and the sacrifices we make for those we love. Tender, funny, and beautifully told, it marks the arrival of a resonant new voice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tania Rodrigues. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022228/bk_adbl_022228_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.