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Steve Kluger
STEVE KLUGER shook hands with Lucille Ball when he was 12. He's since lived a few more decades, but nothing much registered after that.Kluger is a novelist and playwright who grew up during the Sixties with only two heroes: Tom Seaver and Ethel Merman. Few were able to grasp the concept. A... show more

STEVE KLUGER shook hands with Lucille Ball when he was 12. He's since lived a few more decades, but nothing much registered after that.Kluger is a novelist and playwright who grew up during the Sixties with only two heroes: Tom Seaver and Ethel Merman. Few were able to grasp the concept. A veteran of "Casablanca" and a graduate of "The Graduate," he has written extensively on subjects as far-ranging as World War II, rock and roll, and the Titanic, and as close to the heart as baseball and the Boston Red Sox (which frequently have nothing to do with one another). Doubtless due to the fact that he's a card-carrying Baby Boomer whose entire existence was shaped by the lyrics to "Abbey Road," "Workingman's Dead," and "Annie Get Your Gun" (his first spoken words, in fact, were actually stolen from "The Pajama Game"), he's also forged a somewhat singular path as a civil rights advocate, campaigning for a "Save Fenway Park" initiative (which qualifies as a civil right if you're a Red Sox fan), counseling gay teenagers, and--on behalf of Japanese American internment redress--lobbying the Department of the Interior to restore the baseball diamond at the Manzanar National Historic Site. Meanwhile, he's donated half of his spare time to organizations such as Lambda Legal, GLSEN, and Models of Pride, and gives the rest of it to his nephews and nieces: Emily, Noah, Bridgette, Audrey, Elisa, Paloma, Logan, Evan, and Robbie--the nine kids who own his heart. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts--the only city in the world.
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Lenaribka
Lenaribka rated it 3 years ago
This book is amazing. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.I laughed out LOUD, really, I had to pay attention who were near me while reading it.And at 94% I just HAD to STOP to read. I was at work, and I knew there were no way I can go through the last 6 % reading it in public. The first thing I did when I came home toda...
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EpicFehlReader rated it 4 years ago
A high school jock and nerd fall in love senior year, only to part after an amazing summer of discovery to attend their respective colleges. They keep in touch at first, but then slowly drift apart. .........Flash forward twenty years.Travis and Craig both have great lives, careers, and loves. But s...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 5 years ago
This is the rare book I've told my husband he has to read, it's non-negotiable. Brilliant, funny, poignant. It's also one of those rare books that has a summary that exactly captures the flavour of the book itself. But it GUTTED me. I was laughing like crazy and then suddenly I wasn't. I consi...
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The Novel Approach Reviews rated it 6 years ago
Ten years ago, I was just finding my feet. I knew exactly one gay person and I was struggling through every stigma to find a place for myself in this world. There was no thought of equal rights, or legal marriages, or job security. It all just seemed so hopeless. With the recent developments in civi...
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EpicFehlReader rated it 7 years ago
Last Days of Summer is the story of Joey Margolis, neighborhood punching bag, growing up goofy and mostly fatherless in Brooklyn in the early 1940s. A boy looking for a hero, Joey decides to latch on to Charlie Banks, the all-star third baseman for the New York Giants. But Joey's chosen champion doe...
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