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Swish: My Quest to Become the Gayest Person Ever

Swish: My Quest to Become the Gayest Person Ever - Joel Derfner I was really surprised by this book. Derfner did a great job weaving seamingly shallow things together with much deeper views on life. He did a great job of setting up a low expectation with the self-deprecating talk in the introduction, making the reader think he was just cranking something out for egotistic reasons, but he is a much better writer than he let on.

Each chapter was an essay focussed around a theme, such as knitting, go-go dancing, and teaching aerobics. It is not a chronology of his life, so some of the same events in one chapter come to play in another chapter, but they are viewed froma different perspective, adding an interesting layer to the events.

I felt a couple of the later chapters were not as well written as the earlier, but I was still riding the high of the earlier part of the work to overlook that.