"Sharp and engaging, with tasteful anecdotes that anchor Duberman not in a historical lineage but firmly within his own personal journey. This highly intelligent book is not just another contribution to gay history; it is also an important pillar in the author's literary biography. A fascinating look into a significant period in the life of a much-loved literary figure."
There are times when Duberman's political bent can get a bit tedious, and when his axe grinding takes up too much time in this wonderful book. I also think not all characters, especially his close friends are rendered in three dimensions. Stick with it. This is a raw, honest story that is well told. In the end its flaws are the ones the author himself acknowledges. The people he has met, the professional life he had led all make this a good book . More importantly, At its best, this book is a journey towards compassion, an unsentimental story of redemption. I loved it.