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The Gay Man's Guide to an Uncomplicated Life
By Patrick Price
Photographs by Ramón Ríos
For many gay men, drama
is the raison d'être of their entire existence. Everybody has met
someone like this -- they spend the rent money on a new wardrobe, spread
more gossip than E! Entertainment News, and every minor incident is cause
for a major scene. While the afflicted might believe their endless drama
is an essential spice of life, in reality it scares off friends, irritates
family and co-workers, and sends strangers running for cover.
But finally, there is hope
for us all. Drama Queen is the essential guide for recognizing, acknowledging,
and turning down the volume for every drama-loving man. It explores the
roots of drama, quantifies the major types of drama queens (Gym Addict,
Health Freak, the gossipy Public Address system, and more), and provides
quizzes to help the reader identify their own DQ (Drama Quotient). But
most importantly, it provides a friendly guide to help the drama queen
get over himself. Drama Queen is fast, funny, deadly accurate and more
than a bit serious.
is the author of the best-selling Husband
Hunting Made Easy. Crowned "A Miss Manners for the Disco Set"
(Dallas Voice), he's proud
to be viewed as the "Gay Ann Landers" -- minus the perm and
competitive twin sister. Born and raised in northern Virginia, Patrick
graduated from the College of William and Mary and New York University's
Summer Publishing Program in 1993. He now lives in New York City, works
in the publishing industry, and is on a painfully strict diet of mere
Visit the author's web-site
Table of Contents:
IS AN ELECTIVE
Stress Versus Drama: A Survey
"But I Thrive on Drama!" Common
Delusions of a Drama Queen
My Life Versus a Lifestyle
Your DQ (Drama Quotient)?
Last Call for Drama
FRIENDS WE KEEP
Drama's Roll Call
Dos and Don'ts of Fair Friendship
Is Your Best Friend the Best Friend?
An Imbalanced Friendship
When Friendships Drift
Roommates -- Half the Rent, Twice the Trauma
Flesh and Blood: (The Inescapable Bond)
Selective Hearing (How to Handle Deep Denial)
The Often Bumpy Road to Acceptance (and Why It's Worth the Ride)
OF ALL MISERY: (MONEY)
Common Financial Follies
Doing With Less (or At Least Trying)
Wallet Dos and Don'ts
Credit: (How You Get Screwed)
HATE MY JOB" IS NOT A HEALTHY MANTRA: (CAREER AND AMBITION)
Hate the Boss, Hate the Job, Hate Your Life
Workplace Dos and Don'ts
Office Romances (The Water Cooler is Not a Dating Pool)
The Cruel Allure of So-Called
How to Survive Being an Assistant
"Show Me the Money!": (How to Ask for a Raise)
Out at Work?
When You Know It's Time to Move On
Relax, It's Just a Job!
TO SHARE THE WEALTH: (LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS)
Keeping it Casual: (Relationships vs. Simply Sex)
Next Stop: Relationship (Pop., 2)
When the "Other Guy" is a Dog
Handling Heartbreak: (Gluing Yourself Back Together)
What Are You Waiting For?
A is for Attitude
Do these Pants Make Me Look Butch?
Body Image: (Pecs-R-Us)
Pageant Mentality: (Judging Others)
"Birds of a Flock" Principle
Spirituality (Whatever Level You Need)
AHEAD: (GROWING UP)
Fight Fatalism -- The Troll or Dull Prophecy
Grappling with the Big "3-0"
Home is Where You Make It
Don't Hide From Younger Generations
Plus: Read an online-only
interview with author Patrick Price.
2001 St. Martin's Press.
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