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Queer author Jonathan Alexander’s forthcoming critical memoir, “Stroke Book: The Diary of a Blindspot,” has been selected by Lambda Literary for their October’s Most Anticipated LGBTQIA+ Books list. He is in great company, as also on the list are new books by Alan Cumming, Omar Sharif, Jr. and Billy Porter.

Stroke Book,” to be published Tuesday, October 26 by Fordham University Press. The book is a critical memoir in which Alexander, in the aftermath of an unexpected medical crisis—a minor stroke—considers how a lifetime in a society still toxic to queer people has impacted his health as well as his perception of queer time. Untethered to the markers of heteronormative life (marriage, birth of a child, raising kids, grandchildren), how do we queers experience time? Our aging bodies? Read an excerpt.

About Jonathan Alexander
Jonathan Alexander is a writer living in Southern California where he is Chancellor’s Professor of English at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author, co-author, or editor of twenty-one books. His cultural journalism has been widely published, especially in the Los Angeles Review of Books for which he is the Young Adult editor, where founding editor Tom Lutz called him one of “our finest essayists.” He lives with his husband and cat, and when not writing, dabbles in watercolors and plays piano in a music ensemble with friends.  For more about Jonathan Alexander and his books please visit the Jonathan Alexander page at http://www.popularpublicity.com and his website,

To request a review copy of “Stroke Book” or an interview with Jonathan Alexander, please contact Andy Reynolds at Popular Publicty


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