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Author Leslie L. Smith Reads from and Speaks about his new book Sally Field Can Play the Transsexual

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Author Leslie L. Smith Reads from and Speaks about his new book Sally Field Can Play the Transsexual
July 16, 2014 7:00 PM
July 16, 2014 8:00 PM
646 457 0859
July 7, 2014
Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
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Author Leslie L. Smith will read from and speak about his new book Sally Field Can Play the Transsexual

A serio-comic tale of sex, loss, redemption and pharmaceuticals in the modern AIDS era, Leslie L. Smith’s Sally Field is a coming-of-age story about one lost soul on a journey to find himself and his community.

But it’s also a saga about the last 25 years of gay and AIDS culture. A volume of bruising honesty and heartfelt emotion, Smith’s novel takes an unflinching look at difficult questions: safer sex, barebacking, personal responsibility, current treatments — and why HIV has once more become a rising threat among gay men.



Leslie L. Smith received his MA in Educational Theater and a BA in Creative Writing, both at New York University.

His 1997 film “David Searching,” starring Anthony Rapp, Camryn Manheim, and Julie Halston, was screened at more than 65 film festivals across the world and also had a British release. “David Searching” now belongs to the permanent collection at the Outfest Legacy Project/UCLA film archive. A New York City theatre producer, Smith is a member of the League of Off-Broadway Theaters and Producers and previously served on the Administration Committee for the Lucille Lortel Awards.

Smith is the editor of “Leaving The Rest: Gay Men On Alcoholism, Addiction, And Sobriety,” available from Magnus/Riverdale Avenue Books. He has written for numerous publications, including Premiere, Movieline, OUT, POZ magazine and The Advocate.

The author divides his time between New York City and the Jersey Shore.