Books Acquired Recently

Rivers, Larry, with Arnold Weinstein. What Did I Do? The Unauthorized Autobiography. New York: Harper, 1992.

I am interested in Larry Rivers because of his close friendship/relationship with my favorite poet Frank O’Hara, but I don’t know much about his work. I recently read an essay on O’Hara in the Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association that cited this book, and I thought to myself “I bet I can get a copy of this for next-to-nothing on,” which was the case. Less that five dollars for a brand new hardcover–how could a book-buying addict like me resist?

Shepard, Judy. The Meaning of Matthew: My Son’s Murder in Laramie, and a World Transformed. 2009. New York: Plume, 201o.

I just received this as a belated birthday gift from a friend. I hadn’t heard of it before, but I am interested in the Matthew Shepard story as a part of my interest in all things queer, so I look forward to reading it.


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