This Book Is Gay

  • by Juno Dawson, David Levithan
  • Narrated by Christopher Solimene
  • 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lesbian. Bisexual. Queer. Transgender. Straight. Curious. This book is for everyone, regardless of gender or sexual preference. This book is for anyone who's ever dared to wonder. This book is for you. There's a long-running joke that after "coming out", a lesbian, gay guy, bisexual, or trans person should receive a membership card and instruction manual. This is that instruction manual. You're welcome. In it you'll find the answers to all the questions you ever wanted to ask: from sex to politics and hooking up to stereotypes, coming out, and more. This candid, funny, and uncensored exploration of sexuality and what it's like to grow up LGBT also includes real stories from people across the gender and sexual spectrums. You will be entertained. You will be informed. But most importantly, you will know that however you identify (or don't) and whomever you love, you are exceptional. You matter. And so does this book.

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What the Critics Say

"[A] witty, no-holds-barred look at the LGBTQ experience.... An insightful option for those with questions about what it's like to be LGBTQ." (School Library Journal)

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Where does This Book Is Gay rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Probably the number 2.


What was one of the most memorable moments of This Book Is Gay?

The explanation and congruent understanding that it has with general ideas about being gay. Also, the reassurance of what homophobia is and helping one to understand that even little things that we think are homophobic are and should be taken seriously, rather than brushed off.


What about Christopher Solimene’s performance did you like?

I have been out for almost 14 years, however, I struggle with needing acceptance from family members who never will accept me. It's overall very helpful in educating gay people on just about everything in gay life. However, it gave me a better perspective on opening my mind more too.


If you could give This Book Is Gay a new subtitle, what would it be?

The various colors of the LGBTQ.


Any additional comments?

I like that it's in an audio format, I really love audiobooks, I have learned.

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- Khristi Pippin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-04-2017
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio