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Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son

Town Country

Chosen by Town & Country as one of the most anticipated books of the year.

Named “An LGBTQ Book That’ll Change the Literary Landscape in 2020” by O: The Oprah Magazine.

In this poignant and urgent love letter to his son, award-winning Broadway, TV and film producer Richie Jackson reflects on his experiences as a gay man in America and the progress and setbacks of the LGBTQ community over the last 50 years.

Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son
Richie Jackson

Every gay person is a marvel.

Richie Jackson

Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son

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Praise

“If all fathers were as open, vulnerable, and wise as Richie Jackson, it would be a better world. The deep truth of his writing makes this a beautiful book.”

“An invaluable book for all young LGBTQ people. Jackson wishes he had had a mentor when he was young, but now he has assumed that role for every reader of this heartfelt, wise, and compassionate book.”

“Jackson’s sincerity shines through, even when he takes a back seat in his own story to focus on the representative experiences of his generation. LGBTQ readers on both ends of the age spectrum will value this earnest… Read More

“Jackson’s sincerity shines through, even when he takes a back seat in his own story to focus on the representative experiences of his generation. LGBTQ readers on both ends of the age spectrum will value this earnest attempt to build a bridge between generations.”

“Richie uses his experiences growing up gay to talk to his son about family and friendship, sex and relationships, anger and citizenship. And by doing this, Richie has penned a love letter to our generation of gay men who fought… Read More

“Richie uses his experiences growing up gay to talk to his son about family and friendship, sex and relationships, anger and citizenship. And by doing this, Richie has penned a love letter to our generation of gay men who fought for respect, helped secure rights and are now fearful of what lies ahead for the LGBTQ generation rising behind us.”

“Jackson’s first book, a letter to his gay son, is full of personal experience and sage advice…[It] is a love letter from one generation of gay men to another. Beautifully written with crystalline prose, most anyone could profit… Read More

“Jackson’s first book, a letter to his gay son, is full of personal experience and sage advice…[It] is a love letter from one generation of gay men to another. Beautifully written with crystalline prose, most anyone could profit from reading this love letter from a parent to a child, whether they are gay or not.”

“An endearing and practical guide to navigating the beauty and dangers of queer life in Trump’s America.”

Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son