By Joel Derfner
Joel Derfner is gayer than you.
Don’t think too undesirable approximately it, even though, simply because he has made being gayer than you his life’s paintings. At summer time day camp, while he was once six, Derfner attempted to join needlepoint and flower arranging, however the camp counselors wouldn’t enable him, simply because, they stated, these actions have been for women simply. Derfner, simply to be opposite, embarked that very day on a solemn and sacred quest: to turn into the gayest individual ever. alongside the best way he has develop into a fierce knitter, a fair fiercer musical theater composer, and so completely the fiercest step aerobics teacher (just ask him—he’ll inform you himself).
In Swish, Derfner takes his readers on a flamboyant event alongside the glitter-strewn street from brilliant to divine. even if he’s confronting the demons of his earlier at a GLBT summer time camp, utilizing the web to “meet” men—many, many men—or plunging headfirst (and approximately bare) into the shady international of go-go dancing, he finds himself with each gayer-than-thou flourish to be not only a classy explorer but additionally a fearless one. So fearless, in reality, that once he sneaks right into a convention for those who are looking to remedy themselves in their homosexuality, he turns the event into the most attention-grabbing, deeply relocating chapters of the publication. Derfner, like King Arthur, Christopher Columbus, and Indiana Jones—but with a greater haircut and a far deeper dedication to fad diets—is a hero destined for legend.
Written with depraved humor and willing perception, Swish is immediately a hilarious examine modern rules approximately homosexual tradition and a poignant exploration of identification that may communicate to all readers—gay, immediately, and in between.
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