Free eBook Band Fags download

by Frank Anthony Polito

Free eBook Band Fags download ISBN: 0739498746
Author: Frank Anthony Polito
Publisher: Kensington (2008)
Category: Transgenders, Gays, Lesbians
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Rating: 4.1
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Band Fags! explores the difficulties of growing up gay in the 1980s, all told with a sense of humor and affection for its characters.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Ever since I first heard that Lionel Richie and Diana Ross song, 'Endless Love, ' all I've wanted is to find The One. Someone to love. Who will love me back. If the words Dallas, Dynasty and the Go-Go's resonate with you, get this book.

Frank Anthony Polito. y never turn out the way you imagine they’re going to at the time you’re actually taking them?It’s like you. Remember things being one way while you’re living the moment

BAND FAGS! - a play began in 2001 as long one-act called JOHN R. The play was workshopped in New York City by Muse of Fire . Frank Anthony Polito is a New York City-based writer. Published novels include BAND FAGS! (2008 "Best Fiction" - InsightOut Book Club), DRAMA QUEERS!

BAND FAGS! - a play began in 2001 as long one-act called JOHN R. The play was workshopped in New York City by Muse of Fire Productions, starring a then-unknown John Tartaglia (Tony nominee Avenue Q) as Jack. Published novels include BAND FAGS! (2008 "Best Fiction" - InsightOut Book Club), DRAMA QUEERS! (2009 Lambda Literary Award), REMEMBERING CHRISTMAS (featuring the sequel to BAND FAGS!) and LOST IN THE '90s.

Let's face it, there's a Band Fag in all of us and Frank Anthony Polito has his on speed dial

Let's face it, there's a Band Fag in all of us and Frank Anthony Polito has his on speed dial. This book is a sweet, funny, deeply felt valentine to the wonder/horror of coming of age in the 1980's. You might just pee your parachute pants.

To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. Ever since Mrs. Malloy assigned us the What I Want To Be When I Grow Up paper earlier that year in her 1st hour English, my mind had been made u. .Praise for Frank Polito and Band Fags! "This is a love letter to a time when happiness was a pair of Calvin Klein jeans, and every heartbreak could be fixed by listening to your Bonnie Tyler or REO Speedwagon albums. -Michael Thomas Ford, author of What We Remember.

Ever since I first heard that Lionel Richie and Diana Ross song, 'Endless Love, all I've wanted is to find The One.

Story of a young male dealing with his sexuality and sexual preferences.
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Winasana
This book wasn't exactly what I expected. I had just finished reading Geography Club, which was a very fast read, and I was looking for more LGBT coming-of-age high school stories. This novel takes place over 6 years, following the protagonist from middle school to high school. Throughout the book, the reader is given an up close and personal view of the protagonist's thoughts and opinions. The characters were very well written. Each character felt like a real person. I liked how the characters changed throughout the 6 years, as well. There were so many characters in this book, too, that it felt like a real person was telling you his life story. When some characters were brought up later in the book I had to think back about what they had done in past years.

At first, this book is overwhelming and slightly off putting because of the vast amount of information, but once I got into it and knew the characters I was hooked. Some of the scenes have so much raw emotion. The inner thoughts of the protagonist really add to the realness of these scenes.

There are a lot of 80's pop culture references. I was born in 1988. The protagonist graduates high school in 1988. So, I didn't know some of the references. But, I googled a lot of them to understand what the characters were talking about and it really added to the story. I liked the way they were used. It made the book feel even more autobiographical. One reference I didn't get was the use of "dah-dah, dah-dah". At one point I thought it might be the Jaws song, but I am still unsure. I'm looking forward to reading Polito's Lost in the 90's because I won't need as much google assistance.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I want to read Drama Queers! eventually, but I think I'll have to be in the right mood for it. This is an extensive novel, that is definitely worth a read. If you were in high school in the late 80's, you will probably enjoy this book even more. I give it a 4/5.
Marilace
Band Fags! (and actually being a Band Fag doesn't mean you are gay, it means you are one of those kids who tags along with all the other kids in the high school band, and usually they are not exactly the most popular kids in the school...) is probably the first "real" coming of age novel I have read; it's centred around Brad and Jack, band fags and best friends all though-out high school, and even if the external reader can easily see that both of them are gay, they don't know, or at least Jack doesn't know or better doesn't want to know.

The novel is a long run along with Brad and Jack in the middle of the '80, with all the icons of that time, soap-operas, movies, music and glossy magazines. It was somewhat a fake world, but to the eyes of young Jack that was the real thing. Jack who is in love with a soap-opera soubrette, an imaginary girlfriend he considers real and for this reason tries to replace in his real life with similar look-alikes. Jack who always played girl games, who has always preferred to tag along his girl best friends and who, when Brad comes into the picture, finds finally the perfect best friend: Brad likes soap-operas and fashion, and Brad understands Jack perfectly.

But while Jack growing up is trying to find the perfect girlfriend, all the time trying also to hide his secret fantasies for various young and hot same age boys, Brad never once shows any real interest for girls; again there is an obvious reason, and again it's not that Brad is trying to hide it, by Jack doesn't want to know, doesn't want to see. When finally Brad finds the courage to "come out" (i.e. to force Jack to see the plain truth), the tragedy fall down upon them, a tragedy that is as big as few are their years; again to an external reader everything is simple, why Jack cannot admit he is gay? Why is he being so mean to Brad, his best friend, the only guy who has always understood him and more than once helped him? The reason is as the same simple: they are teenagers, they are not "little men" with a adult mind, and they are behaving like kids, as they should.

What I want to highlight is that, even if Jack is gay, he is also "in-the-making": he is still trying to understand himself, to put together all the pieces of his existence, and no adult, or best friend, can rush this process; they can encourage him, support him, like Brad and also Jack's mother do, but he has to arrive to the final solution of the puzzle of his youth alone, and conscious of his evolution. Maybe Jack is a little slower than other teenagers, than Brad, maybe the reader will think "but how you cannot understand yourself, when we have understood everything already?", but this is Jack's life, not ours, not Brad; even if Brad is an important part of that life.