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Ecstasy Made Me Gay: A Party-Hopper's Tale of Going Out, Coming Out & Drying Out in NYC's Y2K Megaclub Era

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by Ryan Heath

Before sobriety. Before stability. Before Madonna went brunette again.

As a closeted, suburbs-bred grad student by day, hummus-slinging, hard-partying twentysomething by night in turn-of-the-millennium New York, Ryan discovers his live-in boyfriend has been leading a sordid double life. (It spoils nothing to report that that chapter was originally entitled "Hooker Revelation Day.") Grappling with his sense of self as a result, Ryan turns to these pages to tell tales of club-hopping, substance abuse, getting arrested, hooking up with guys AND girls ... and how this all leads to both accepting his sexuality and facing down sobriety. A particularly hedonistic 20-hour party binge and the OD of a loved one are the one-two punch that sets Ryan on a different course. It's a turbulent rite of passage, to be sure, but ultimately paves the way for Ryan to finally grow up.

This humorous, poignant memoir stars a cast of colorful characters as they bounce around legendary NYC nightlife venues like Limelight, Twilo, and Roxy in a post-AIDS, pre-9/11 sliver of time littered with designer drugs, soaked in booze, and soundtracked by classic house club anthems.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Humour, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Health & Fitness, Recovery, Gay & Lesbian, Biography
Size: 284 pages
Free download for Kindle from 07 February 2020 onward  


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