Not So Good a Gay Man by Frank M. Robinson
A Memoir

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Vivid and detailed, Robinson’s story is an engaging recollection of the golden age of pulp fiction interwoven with the story of a man’s successful struggle to accept himself. Fascinating reading, especially for fans of 20th-century science fiction.
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Not So Good a Gay Man is the compelling memoir of author, screenwriter, and activist Frank M. Robinson.

Frank M. Robinson (1926-2014) accomplished a great deal in his long life, working in magazine publishing, including a stint for Playboy, and writing science fiction such as The Power, The Dark Beyond the Stars, and thrillers such as The Glass Inferno (filmed as The Towering Inferno). Robinson also passionately engaged in politics, fighting for gay rights, and most famously writing speeches for his good friend Harvey Milk in San Francisco.

This deeply personal autobiography, addressed to a friend in the gay community, explains the life of one gay man over eight decades in America. By turns witty, charming, and poignant, this memoir grants insights into Robinson's work not just as a journalist and writer, but as a gay man navigating the often perilous social landscape of 20th century life in the United States. The bedrock sincerity and painful honesty with which he describes this life makes Not So Good a Gay Man compelling reading.

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Frank Robinson is the author of the classic 1950s thriller, The Power, which was made into a movie. He is also the co-author of a series of 1970s disaster novels including The Glass Tower, which was one of the sources for the Irwin Allen blockbuster film The Towering Inferno. A veteran writer still working at the top of his form, Robinson has produced another cutting edge story of science, terror, and suspense that will compel readers of Robin Cook and Michael Crichton. He lives in San Francisco, CA.
 
Published June 6, 2017 by Tor Books. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Gay & Lesbian. Non-fiction
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Vivid and detailed, Robinson’s story is an engaging recollection of the golden age of pulp fiction interwoven with the story of a man’s successful struggle to accept himself. Fascinating reading, especially for fans of 20th-century science fiction.

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