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Summary: The brilliant work, personal struggles, and cultural impact of iconic American writers Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams explodes onto the screen in this innovative dual-portrait documentary. Filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland (Love, Cecil, and Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel) masterfully collages a wealth of archival material, including dishy talk show appearances with David Frost and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DOC TRU

Jones, Saeed

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Summary: Haunted and haunting, Jones's memoir tells the story of a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires, and fears. Through a series of vignettes that chart a course across the American landscape, Jones draws readers into his boyhood and adolescence--into tumultuous relationships with his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2019

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Kazār, Murtaḍá

Summary: As the US occupation of Iraq rages, novelist Mortada Gzar, a student at the University of Baghdad, has a chance encounter with Morise, an African American soldier. It’s love at first sight, a threat to them both, and a moment of self-discovery. Challenged by society’s rejection and Morise’s return to the US, Mortada takes to the page to understand himself. In his deeply affecting memoir,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amazon Crossing 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GZAR, MORTADA GZA

Rannells, Andrew

Summary: When Rannells left Nebraska for New York City in 1997, he saw the city as a chance to start over. To transform the fiercely ambitious but sexually confused teenager he saw in the mirror into the Broadway leading man of his dreams. Here he shares the drama of failed auditions and behind-the-curtain romances, the heartbreak of losing his father at the height of his struggle, and the exhilaration...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Archetype 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RANNELLS, ANDREW RAN

Thomas, R. Eric

Summary: "R. Eric Thomas didn't know he was different until the world told him so. Everywhere he went--whether it was his rich, mostly white, suburban high school, his conservative black church, or his Ivy League college in a big city--he found himself on the outside looking in. In essays by turns hysterical and heartfelt, Eric redefines what it means to be an "other" through the lens of his own life...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 THOMAS, R. ERIC THO

Sharif, Omar

Summary: "The grandson of Hollywood royalty on his father's side and Holocaust survivors on his mother's, Omar Sharif Jr. learned early on how to move between worlds, from the Montreal suburbs to the glamorous orbit of his grandparents's Cairo. His famous name always protected him wherever he went. When in the wake of the Arab Spring he made the difficult decision to come out in the pages of The...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint Press 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHARIF, OMAR, JR. SHA

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