The Beauty Of Men Never Dies: An Autobiographical Novel

Hardcover | June 21, 2013

byDavid Leddick

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Buoyant and entertaining, this melding of memoir and fiction recounts with humor and candid observation a gay man's romances in his seventies, offering insight into the joys (and a few of the sorrows) of loving, living, and aging with grace, style, and a fearless sense of fun.
    Bouncing between Montevideo, New York, and Paris, the narrator reveals his adventurous life, his many lovers, his varied careers from dance to advertising, and the upbeat outlook that sustains him as he pursues the elusive Fenil, a handsome Uruguayan policeman.
    David Leddick's short sketches, interspersed with memories, attitudes, and opinions drawn from the past, combine in a vivid tale of a life lived with panache at an age when most people think the adventure has already ended.

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Buoyant and entertaining, this melding of memoir and fiction recounts with humor and candid observation a gay man's romances in his seventies, offering insight into the joys (and a few of the sorrows) of loving, living, and aging with grace, style, and a fearless sense of fun.    Bouncing between Montevideo, New York, and Paris, the na...

David Leddick is a writer, playwright, actor, and contributor to the Huffington Post. His previous careers have included service in the U.S. Navy, dancing with the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and working as creative director with the advertising clients Revlon and L'Oreal in New York and Paris. He began his writing career at the ag...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:144 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.8 inPublished:June 21, 2013Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299292703

ISBN - 13:9780299292706

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Meaningless Hugs, Meaningless Kisses
Lovers
Role Models
Fenil
A Dream
The Day I Knew Everything Wasn't Going to Turn Out All Right
The Night I Definitely Knew Everything Wasn't Going to Turn Out All Right
Falling in Love Again
Mr. P.
My Injured Foot
The Only Thing I've Ever Killed
What Can I Tell You about Grant Radke?
Old Songs
Sex Incidents
Writing
The Little Tree
My Life in New York
My Credo
The Story That Comes to You
Paris
Men and Cats
My Little Conversation with God
(Some of the) Men in My Life
Voyeurama
The Question
Montevideo
Men in Buenos Aires
A Trip
When I Was Very Small
Another Trip
On Bariloche, Argentina
The Movie

Editorial Reviews

“Part autobiography, part novel, this reflection of a life still well lived is simply beautiful. Leddick’s writing is the sort of simple elegance we should all aspire to in all venues. Festive and fun.”—OutSmart Magazine