Queer Dirty Laundry, Jason Lloyd
Publisher: Ginge Publishing
Genre: Gay Humor
Tags: Contemporary, Humor, Non-Fiction
Purchase At: amazon.com
Jason Lloyd and his friend Kevin stopped by during October to help us celebrate our 2nd blog-versary! Check out the NSFW interview here.
What would you do if everything changed in the blink of an eye? Life teaches us that everything happens for a reason. Every good or bad experience, every event, shapes us into the adults we become. We are our pasts and they shape our future.
In this nonfiction coming of age mini memoir, Kevin and Jason embark on an adventure to Philadelphia to visit friends and to get into their normal hijinks. Along their journey, they confide in each other the only way best friends can; through laughter, love and pain. They share stories of coming out, first time sexual experiences and dramatic events that changed their lives forever. This hilarious and heartfelt journey through the past can only strengthen their friendship in the present.
Your best friend knows all your little secrets. They know all your dirty laundry. Can you air it all out? How dirty is your laundry?
I have this book listed as gay humor. While that is accurate for a lot of Queer Dirty Laundry, there are also quite a few serious moments and I feel they should be noted. I’ll elaborate more farther into the review.
Recently, I discovered Jason Lloyd and his hilarious group of friends when I read Salty Aftertaste as part of a blog tour for the author’s one year anniversary of that book. Normally (though I do read them on occasion) I don’t review books that are considered true tales for this blog. I seriously got sucked into the world of Jason and his friends. If you can read that and not giggle a few times, I’d be curious to know how. Then there is Queer Dirty Laundry. I felt like I already knew the characters going in and was being given an opportunity to get to know them more. While you don’t have to read Salty Aftertaste if you want to read this one, I do highly recommend it, if for no other reason than you’ve already been introduced to Jason and Kevin and are aware of their quirky personalities.
With that being said –
This, like Salty Aftertaste, is a story about true friendship. It’s also a story about people you meet along the way who impact your life in some way or another – some good, some not – but you learn from each experience. There are several laugh out loud moments. There are moments (as I mention above) that will have you angry and some might make you a little teary. But in the end, you’ll be glad you read this.
Overall, this is a very entertaining read. I’ve read other reviews that mention editing issues and I did see a few. However, they didn’t take away from my enjoyment of the story because I had already gotten invested in Jason and Kevin and their crazy world before I ever opened the book.
This book was provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.