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ISBN: 1555834965
Author: Michael Thomas Ford
Language: English
Publisher: Alyson Books; 1st edition (June 1, 1999)
Pages: 234
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 555
Size Fb2: 1986 kb
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THAT'S MR. FAGGOT is an essential read for both queer and straight readers

THAT'S MR. FAGGOT is an essential read for both queer and straight readers. Anyone who can write a book with that name should be given a big kiss. I wasn't disappointed at all. There's something for everyone in this novel: dogs, butches, femmes, cybersex, tennis, toys, and so on and so forth. Ford has a very witty and subtley moralistic way of perceiving and writing about his surroundings. Michael Thomas Ford is not only funny but his humoresque take on gay life is so dead on it is frightening how honest and true it is. Highly recommended! You may not agree with everything he says but you'll at least laught for the his honesty and comedic view on gay life.

Michael Thomas Ford is no David Sedaris, that's for sure . If I had read this 10 years ago, when it came out, I might have liked it better. And even at the beginning, I found myself nodding my head in agreement. Michael Thomas Ford is the author of more than fifty books, for both young readers and adults, in genres ranging from humor to horror, literary fiction to nonfiction.

Title: That’s Mister Faggot to you. II. I think that in his former life Roger was a Tibetan monk, perhaps even a Dalai Lama. III. Title: That is Mister Faggot to you. PN6231. I know Buddhist tradition dictates that souls generally progress upward, but what could be better than being a dog who gets every comfort he desires? And what more could a weary monk who lived a life of hardship look forward to than a nice cushy bed and someone to rub his ears whenever he wants?

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THAT'S MR.

Funny Books & Stories. By (author) Michael Thomas Ford. In this hilarious follow-up to 'Alec Baldwin Doesn't Love Me', Michael Ford takes the reader further inside his queer life from the social faux pas of sending a man flowers, to owning a CD possessed by the religious right, to the perils of using lavender-scented soap as a lubricant. A wild and wide-ranging collection of essays that are often poignant and always funny - a true look at living a queer life. Format Paperback 238 pages.

Also by Michael Thomas Ford. That’s Mr. Faggot to You. It’s Not Mean If It’s True. 100 Questions & Answers about AIDS: What You Need to Know Now. The Voices of AIDS. The World Out There: Becoming Part of the Lesbian and Gay Community. Alec Baldwin Doesn’t Love Me. Paths of Faith: Conversations about Religion and Spirituality. The Little Book of Neuroses. Ultimate Gay Sex. Looking for It. The Path of the Green Man: Gay Men, Wicca, and Living a Magical Life. F t to You continues Ford's exploration of contemporary gay life. More Books by Michael Thomas Ford. See All. Suicide Notes. Never abandoning his caustic wit, Ford is honest to a fault and does not suffer fools or dog-haters lightly.

Written by Michael Thomas Ford, narrated by Ryan Borses. By: Michael Thomas Ford. Narrated by: Ryan Borses. Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins. 9/month after 30 days.

An Excerpt

The Perils of P.E.

Summer is here, and I should be in shape. I even promised myself that this year I'd go to the gym and just do it. But once again I'm not ready. My stomach is still too big, my shoulders too small. Blame it on Wally Shufelt.

Wally Shufelt--Mr. Shufelt--was my fifth grade gym teacher. One of those aging ex-jocks who failed to make it to the majors, he told us at least once a month how the Dodgers almost signed him right out of high school but a knee accident sidelined him before the start of spring training. Instead, he spent his years taking out his frustrations on the boys he used to be, dedicating his life to making men of us. And he took to it with a fervor generally found only in missionaries and defenders of the spotted owl.

I think for most gay men gym class was a black or white thing. For those of us who could actually do things like tackle, hit balls, and sink free throws, it was a junior version of nirvana, complete with sweaty bodies and blossoming hormones. For those of us completely bereft of any coordination whatsoever, it was a different story altogether.

Today I can enjoy physical activity--I have even been known to watch sporting events from time to time--but back in my school days I was decidedly in the second camp. Although my father had been the star athlete at the same school 25 years earlier, I inherited none of his talent. And in a backwoods school where excelling in academics was nothing compared to being able to score 42 points in the first half of whatever game one was playing, this was a decided disadvantage.

How I dreaded those alternating days when fourth period came and I had to enter that cavernous, wooden-floored palace of misery with its stench of varnish and unwashed adolescence. Many were the mornings when I would wait for the bus and pray as hard as I could for God to bring about the Second Coming before 11:00 rolled around and I was forced to see what new ordeal Mr. Shufelt had prepared especially for me.

You see, although we engaged in the usual seasonal gym class cycle of soccer-basketball-baseball, Mr. Shufelt was happiest when putting us through the paces of some activity of his own design. He was of the firm opinio

Comments:

Rageseeker
all time favorites
Felhann
great
Sha
Cranky, bemused and extremely funny, Ford (Alec Baldwin Doesn't Love Me) is brilliant even on potentially mundane topics like high school reunions (""Michael Thomas Ford is very proud to announce that he is still queer... [and] happier, more successful, and a great deal more attractive"" than his former schoolmates) and the giving of advice to his 12-year-old nephew about girlfriends (it wasn't so bad, once he mentally substituted Roberto and Jesse for Amber and Megan in the junior-high love triangle). Ford is peeved at a number of people, including Baptists boycotting Ellen, a certain senator from North Carolina and former ACT-UP leaders who now want gay men and women to be ""just like everybody else."" Ford admits, ""I had a vague notion that to be just like everybody else was to no longer exist. But secretly I was glad I could stop wearing my earring."" He has love in his heart, too, for Wynonna Judd, for instance--""Yes, it's true. I want to have big jouncing breasts and masses of thick red hair. I want full, pouty lips that curl up in an Elvis sneer. I want to caress my guitar while thousands of lesbians squeal in delight and wet their cheap vinyl seats as they watch me totter across the stage in tight cowboy boots. I can't help it."" He also champions ""Dawgs"" (""the blue-collar citizens of the canine world"") against joggers, picnickers and other obstacles. ""I'll tell you what,"" he says to an overprotective parent. ""If he bites her, you can have him shot. And if your little girl bites him, I'll have her shot."" Not for the faint-hearted, or fans of Jesse Helms, this collection achieves the feel of a down-and-dirty dish session with a very amusing friend.
Xava
Cranky, bemused and extremely funny, Ford (Alec Baldwin Doesn't Love Me) is brilliant even on potentially mundane topics like high school reunions (""Michael Thomas Ford is very proud to announce that he is still queer... [and] happier, more successful, and a great deal more attractive"" than his former schoolmates) and the giving of advice to his 12-year-old nephew about girlfriends (it wasn't so bad, once he mentally substituted Roberto and Jesse for Amber and Megan in the junior-high love triangle). Ford is peeved at a number of people, including Baptists boycotting Ellen, a certain senator from North Carolina and former ACT-UP leaders who now want gay men and women to be ""just like everybody else."" Ford admits, ""I had a vague notion that to be just like everybody else was to no longer exist. But secretly I was glad I could stop wearing my earring."" He has love in his heart, too, for Wynonna Judd, for instance--""Yes, it's true. I want to have big jouncing breasts and masses of thick red hair. I want full, pouty lips that curl up in an Elvis sneer. I want to caress my guitar while thousands of lesbians squeal in delight and wet their cheap vinyl seats as they watch me totter across the stage in tight cowboy boots. I can't help it."" He also champions ""Dawgs"" (""the blue-collar citizens of the canine world"") against joggers, picnickers and other obstacles. ""I'll tell you what,"" he says to an overprotective parent. ""If he bites her, you can have him shot. And if your little girl bites him, I'll have her shot."" Not for the faint-hearted, or fans of Jesse Helms, this collection achieves the feel of a down-and-dirty dish session with a very amusing friend.
anonymous
THAT'S MR. FAGGOT is an essential read for both queer and straight readers. Anyone who can write a book with that name should be given a big kiss. I wasn't disappointed at all. There's something for everyone in this novel: dogs, butches, femmes, cybersex, tennis, toys, and so on and so forth. Ford has a very witty and subtley moralistic way of perceiving and writing about his surroundings. Even though the essays are full of laughs, there's definitely something to be learned from each of them. MR. FAGGOT shows a lighter side of Ford's queer life without completly ignoring the seriousness of it; it proves that we can laugh about our lives, rather than take it too seriously. Without deconstructing it too much, my point is that MR. FAGGOT is a most stimulating read and should be read by everyone, including every Republican right-winger out there...
Dalallador
Michael Thomas Ford is not only funny but his humoresque take on gay life is so dead on it is frightening how honest and true it is. Highly recommended! You may not agree with everything he says but you'll at least laught for the his honesty and comedic view on gay life. Even though this book is a couple of years old it is still very fresh and funny. Do yousrself a huge favor and read at least one of his "My Queer Life" books, I don't think you'll be disappointed. I certainly wasn't and I doen't give authors five star ratings very easily, unless it is well deserved. I would love to see his mini essays transfered into a one-person stage show. I think it would do very well.
Flamekiller
After reading, and greatly enjoying, Ford's previous collection of essays, "Alec Baldwin Doesn't Love Me," I wondered whether subsequent volumes would maintain the same level of quality. "That's Mr. Faggot To You" did not disappoint. Ford comes across as a gay Everyman, gamely confronting the slings and arrows that assault gay men and women in this country on a daily basis. But his caustic wit is leavened with a disarming objectivity, preventing his essays from degenerating into sermons. It's not often that I begin and finish reading a book on the same day, but this was one of those occasions.
I recommend all of his books (Alec Baldwin doesn't love me) - they are very funny, well written and really amusing. I am constantly disappointed by gay humorous books (like Bob smith's lame book) but Mr. Fordn never disappoints.
Since the chapters are so short it is great for reading on the train or before bed.
I can't wait for his next one.

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