11 gifts for your favorite reader

Give a book this holiday

“Alexander McQueen: The Life and Legacy”
Judith Watt (Harper Design, 2012)

An incredible telling of visionary designer Alexander McQueen’s personal and professional life, from his modest childhood to top runway shows.

“Are You My Mother?”
By Alison Bechdel (Harcourt, 2012)

Lesbian cartoonist Alison Bechdel explores her complicated relationship with her mother in this intellectual, introspective graphic novel.

“The Art of Fermentation”
By Sandor Ellix Katz (Chelsea Green, 2012)

All you ever wanted to know about fermentation with writing basic enough for readers to make everything from their own yogurt to meads, wines and ciders.

“Born This Way”
By Paul Vitagliano (Quirk Books, 2012)

“Promosexual” Paul Vitagliano takes his popular blog of the same name and transfers it into book form that includes 100 memories of growing up LGBTQ.

“The Chicken Chronicles”
By Alice Walker (New Press, reprint 2012)

This memoir from the acclaimed author of “The Color Purple” is based on Walker’s experience raising chickens, but is really about much more.

“For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough”
Edited by Keith Boykin (Magnus, 2012)

“Coming out, coming of age and coming home” are the themes of this anthology that includes pieces by G. Winston James, Tim’m T. West, James Earl Hardy and others.

“I Hate Everyone … Starting with Me”
By Joan Rivers (Berkley Hardcover, 2012)

Joan Rivers pulls no punches in this book packed with punch lines and celebrity gossip — and not for the easily offended.

“Later Poems, Selected and New: 1971-2012”
By Adrienne Rich

This final volume by celebrated lesbian poet Adrienne Rich, who died in March 2012, includes 10 powerful new poems as well as previously published pieces.

By Todd Gregory (Kensington, 2012)

Cord Logan is a vampire stalking the French Quarter who succumbs to his carnal desires as he longs to break a curse that could end all of civilization.

“No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics”
Edited by Justin Hall (Fantagraphics, 2010)

Explore 40 years of queer cartoons that cover complex issues with humor, insight and style, from famous artists to those whose work deserves broader attention.

“A Not So Model Home”
By David James (Kensington, 2012)

Amanda Thorne is a Realtor who can also solve murders and is asked by a client to appear on a reality TV show to help him find his soul mate. Second in a series.

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