Manhattan is an island of trouble for radio host Derek Hartley, with heartache and danger waiting around every corner. Lost in a swirl of the hottest men and the darkest bars, the nights are filled with adventure in the big city.
But when he moves away from the bright lights of the metropolis, the surprises keep coming. This is what happens... When Nightlife Falls.
Already a popular radio show host on Sirius XM, When Nightlife Falls is Hartley's second memoir about his life in New York City. Once again, he candidly explores his personal life, this time providing insight about life behind the scenes of his radio show, discussing the intimate details of his failed romances and the sordid characters he meets along the way. Filled with humor and told in his unique conversational style, When Nightlife Falls is a witty exploration of Manhattan nightlife as only Derek Hartley can tell it.
About The Author
Since April 2003, Derek Hartley has been one half of the Sirius XM Radio duo "Derek and Romaine" on the OutQ Channel. In 2009, the show received a Special Recognition Award from GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. In 2010, they were named to OUT Magazine's Out 100 list.
Prior to the launch of "Derek and Romaine," Derek had been a syndicated columnist for nearly a decade. His widely-read columns have appeared online and in print across the U.S. and around the world. His popular relationship column, FantasyMan Island, appeared weekly on PlanetOut.com from 1997-2005. His first book, "Colonnade: A Life In Columns" juxtaposes his first two years in NYC in 2001 and 2002 with his PlanetOut column culminating in the eventual launch of his radio show.
His latest work ("When Nightlife Falls") is a memoir detailing some of his experiences behind the scenes of his popular radio show, traveling around the country, and the men he meets along the way.
Derek Hartley has a unique way of blending hilarious storytelling with deep insight and personal revelation. You'd have to be a dead, dry, sullen old queen to not be touched by his words. I have enjoyed reading every page, especially when he goes "behind the scenes" from what he's talked about on his SiriusXM OutQ satellite radio show, "Derek & Romaine." I eagerly look forward to whatever his next book will be & I also highly recommend his first book, Colonnade: A Life In Columns.