A Place Like This

A Memoir

    • £3.49
    • £3.49

Publisher Description

Once you've won a car on a game show, been an actor, owned a phone sex company, been infected with HIV, slept with a movie icon and developed a drug addiction, you've pretty much done the Hollywood thing.


In this true, first-person account of the 1980's, Los Angeles transforms an all-American boy from an actor in commercials plugging fast food to a gay phone line worker pushing fast sex.



King experiences firsthand nearly every gay social milestone of an astonishing decade-drug use, the phone sex trade, the onset of AIDS, Rock Hudson, assisted suicide, anonymous encounters, the early development of AIDS organizations and activism, Magic Johnson's announcement-and shares his experiences with disarming humor and startling candor.



AIDS eventually converts King's plunge into sex and drugs to an increasing awareness of mortality-and a renewed search for meaning.

GENRE
Biography
RELEASED
2007
19 October
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
194
Pages
PUBLISHER
IUniverse
SIZE
943.8
KB

More Books by Mark King

2016
2021
2020
2018
2015
2014