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  • High-Risk Homosexual: A Memoir, Edgar Gomez
    Soft Skull, 9781593767051, January 11, 2022 (Non-Fiction)

    High-Risk Homosexual by Edgar Gomez has my heart! This memoir is hilarious! But it is also a poignant and searing examination of machismo culture in the Latinx community. Gomez dissects the gender dynamics within Latinx families, speaks with honesty and vulnerability about queerness, and what it means to flip those power structures that seem difficult to break. Yet he also writes about the joy at the intersections and ultimately this memoir is a celebration of what it means to be gay and Latinx. If you love Samantha Irby, then High-Risk Homosexual is your next read! It’s thoughtful while still making you LOL.”

    —Michelle Malonzo, Changing Hands, Tempe, AZ

    “An honest reflection of embracing yourself, High-Risk Homosexual tells the story of Edgar Gomez as he struggles to find his stride as a gay, Latinx man admist a culture of machismo and masculine ideals. With wit, earnesty, and deeply-felt reflection, Gomez’s writing brings force to the experience of discovering  yourself and finding pride in and against the models of masculine, Latinx life. Joy, he purports, might indeed be the thing, above all else, that is worth holding up as our highest ideal.”

    —Clancey D’Isa, Seminary Co-op Bookstores, Chicago, IL


    “Goodbye machismo culture! We are moving on! Edgar Gomez’s memoir is a beautiful coming of age about what it means to be a gay Latinx man in a culture that still struggles with accepting the queer community within it. I laughed, cried, and continuously rooted for Edgar. It’s rare to have books like this in the world and I look forward to the joy people in the queer Latinx community will find when reading Edgar’s story.”

    —Rosa Hernandez, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA

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