Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
The Golden Boy
Foyalty 300

The Golden Boy (Hardback)

£98.99
Printed to order. Despatched in 2-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

This is the first autobiography to be published by The Haworth Press.This is the first autobiography to be published by Harrington Park Press.The place is New York City. The time is the decade before the plague of AIDS. Thousands of gay men were living a free-wheeling lifestyle of club hopping, "score" hunting, sex without fear, and upward mobility. To none did The Big Apple offer greater rewards than to those young men who had the envied "male model" look.Author James Melson belonged to this exclusive clique: he was tall, blond, muscular, and very "straight looking." He was a model at 19, and by 25, was a highly successful Wall Street banker. His good looks offered him immediate entry into exclusive clubs and onto the sexual fast track with actors, male models, and other members of the "Clique."The author brings you behind the scenes into the lifestyle of the handsome "Clique"--providing details of the vigorous and entertaining excitement of the times. He exposes--for one of the few times in print--the lesser-known attitudes of the "Clique" and their disdain for "ugly faggots," their obsession with strictly the chic and glamorous, and the fast lane life of partying and sex.For 200 pages, the reader is brought back to the era that for many older readers is just a memory, and for younger readers a time they never knew--when to be a "Golden Boy" was to be a prince, and sex was only fun and games.The Golden Boy autobiography ends when the author is diagnosed with AIDS, abandoned by a lover and friends, and left to look back on his life with a growing perspective.The role of "good looks" and people with AIDS is rarely talked about, particularly by gay survivors whose lesser appeal was once perhaps a curse but then ultimately their saving grace. This is not just another AIDS autobiography but a document dealing indirectly with this fact of life. The autobiography is introduced by Larry Mass, MD, an internationally recognized social historian/physician who examines the "Culture of Narcissism" in that era. Arnie Kantrowitz then presents an astonishingly frank and perhaps shocking Epilogue which will have many readers wanting to re-read the book.

Health & WellbeingPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc Publication Date: 06/07/1992 ISBN-13: 9781560242437  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Printed to order. Despatched in 2-3 weeks.  

More books by Robert Hatch

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

'Difficult Heritage' in Nation...
(Hardback)
Hyun Kyung Lee
 
 
£74.50
 
Rural Cinema Exhibition and Audiences...
(Hardback)
Daniela Treveri Gennari; Catherine...
 
 
£79.00
 
The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy...
(Hardback)
Derek Brown; Fiona Macpherson
 
 
£165.00
 
Using Visual Data in Qualitative...
(Paperback)
Marcus Banks
 
 
£24.99
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close