Mary Cheney’s Book Tanks in Bookstores

According to THE ADVOCATE, Cheney’s book NOW IT’S MY TURN has sold less than 6,000 copies since its release a month ago. The book’s sales have declined each week since the release, selling a mere 574 copies for the week ending June 3. That’s a 77% drop in sales since the book released.

Simon & Schuster paid Cheney an advance of $1 million for the rights.


Psychosis and The Single Girl
June 5, 2006, 8:11 pm
Filed under: books, politics, Uncategorized, women

Remember the 1986 Newsweek cover article that claimed a 40-year-old, single, white, college-educated woman was more likely to be killed by a terrorist than to marry? Remember Glenn Close’s character in FATAL ATTRACTION, driven to insanity by the ticking ticking ticking of her 40-year-old biological clock? Well, that woman is no more.

Batwoman is My Kind of Woman, Pt. II
June 5, 2006, 1:28 am
Filed under: books, Comics, entertainment, gay and lesbian, Uncategorized

After a near 30 year absence, Batwoman will return in the July issue of a DC comic called “52.” Her real identity is Kathy Kane, a “lesbian socialite by night and a crime fighter by later in the night.” Kathy Kane was also the name of the original Batwoman’s alter ego, created in 1956….for more on Batwoman’s history, check out The Independent article, “The Return of Batwoman – As a Lesbian Socialite.”

My kind of woman!

“Grief” by Andrew Holleran
June 3, 2006, 3:55 pm
Filed under: books, gay and lesbian, politics, Uncategorized

Great review in The New York Times of Andrew Holleran’s new novel “Grief.” Holleran’s “Dancer From the Dance,” published in 1978, is a touchstone in modern gay literature. I haven’t read “Dancer From the Dance” but I’d like to see how it compares to Christopher Isherwoods’s brilliant novel about gay life set in Los Angeles, “A Single Man” (1964).

I am off to Borders….