Tough Love with John-Manuel Andriote

John-Manuel Andriote is the author of Victory Deferred: How AIDS Changed Gay Life in America (University of Chicago Press); Hot Stuff: A Brief History of Disco (HarperEntertainment); and Wilhelmina Goes Wandering, a 2014 indie-published children’s book based on the true story of a runaway cow in Connecticut. He is currently working on Stonewall Strong, a 300-page narrative nonfiction book focused on building gay men’s resilience, to be published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers in 2017. Andriote‘s work has appeared in The Atlantic, BBC News, Huffington Post, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and the Washington Post, among other online and print publications. After a 22-year career in Washington, D.C., Andriote returned to eastern Connecticut, where he grew up. There he writes and cultivates a large vegetable garden in the backyard of the Samuel Huntington House, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Andriote holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from Gordon College, Wenham, Mass

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