The Best Little Boy in the World Author:John Reid, Andrew Tobias The classic account of growing up gay in America. — "The best little boy in the world never had wet dreams or masturbated; he always topped his class, honored mom and dad, deferred to elders and excelled in sports . . . . The best little boy in the world was . . . the model IBM exec . . . The best little boy in the world was a closet case who 'ne... more »ver read anything about homosexuality.' . . . John Reid comes out slowly, hilariously, brilliantly. One reads this utterly honest account with the shock of recognition." The New York Times
"The quality of this book is fantastic because it comes of equal parts honesty and logic and humor. It is far from being the story of a Gay crusader, nor is it the story of a closet queen. It is the story of a normal boy growing into maturity without managing to get raped into, or taunted because of, his homosexuality. . . . He is bright enough to be aware of his hangups and the reasons for them. And he writes well enough that he doesn't resort to sensationalism . . . ." San Francisco Bay Area Reporter« less
Interesting book about a boy who grows up hiding the fact that he is gay and finally comes out once he is a young adult and working for IBM. I would assume this is how many gay people live or used to live and it gives us insight to their struggles to find a place in the world that makes them comfortable and happy. Enjoyed the book a lot and am waiting to read the follow up.