David Toussaint takes you on a journey through the center of "his" earth in TOUSSAINT! Satirical and sentimental, biting and bold, Toussaint combines pop culture, the political landscape, a dazzling array of divas, and his own self-indulgent past in ways few authors have ever attempted. Once you stop laughing at the writer's self-deprecation twinged with Chelsea Boy narcissism, you'll recognize an undercurrent of all-too familiar pain. His articles are "…melodies in my head, verses, some short, some long, some happy and some sad. While at times they touch on the world, at other times they are completely fictitious, except to me. Some are documentaries, some are the stuff of nonsense. All of them have been told before. The choruses change and the hook is different, but the rhythms come from the very same place.”
TOUSSAINT! is an insightful, elegant work that offers a window into David Toussaint’s soul – a window familiar to all of us.
"David Toussaint's tremendous wit and sharp social commentary are genius. Fans of David Sedaris will adore Toussaint's charm, edge, and take on life."
-- New York Times bestselling author, Lisa McMann
"David Toussaint is a great writer. I recently came to this conclusion while reading his latest book, TOUSSAINT!, which made me laugh out loud on almost every page."
-- Marc Harshbarger, author of "Deep Dish"
"The next time you lose your bearings amid modern life in or out of your own gay ghetto, David Toussaint's book of columns will get you back on track. With striking wit and wisdom, he'll slap plenty of sense into that pretty little head of yours, and make you think just a little bit more about the decisions you've made and the choices that are coming your way. And don't even get me started on the whole cute-boy-who-seriously-knows-how-to-write thing . . . there are lessons here for all of us."
-- Chris Beakey, author of "Double Abduction"
David Toussaint is the author of Gay and Lesbian Weddings: Planning the Perfect Same-Sex Ceremony published by Ballatine Books, 2004, a columnist and theater critic for EDGE (edgeunitedstates.com) and a former editor and writer for Conde Nast.