SMASH CUT: A Memoir of Howard & Art & the 70s & the 80s


"Brad Gooch's story is harrowingly honest, written with love and in grief, a deftly articulated insightful history that is at once personal and deeply resonant. Brave and powerful--I couldn't put it down."--A.M. Homes, author of MAY WE BE FORGIVEN


"That fact that a writer of Brad Gooch's significance has been witness to remarkable events and people, and has written about them, is a genuine gift to the world. SMASH CUT is a beautiful and important book."--Michael Cunningham, Pulitzer Prize winning author


"So glamorous, so sexy, and so devastating, this love story will be the gay picture of the 70s/80s. That it took place between two beautiful, talented young men only makes it the more romantic and poignant."--Edmund White, author of CITY BOY


"A gorgeous memoir of his and Howard's romance, played out in New York City, on Fire Island, and in Paris and Rome, among the era's boldfaced names, such as Andy Warhol and Robert Mapplethorpe--a potent mix of love, art, and death."--Vanity Fair


"That Gooch is a splendid writer will not be left in doubt for anyone who delves into his new memoir....Literary memoirs abound; this one excels in beautiful honesty."--Booklist, starred review


"The author of CITY POET returns with a searing memoir of 1980s New York City in a colorful and atmospheric tale of wild bohemians, glamorous celebrities, and complicated passions, with appearances by Madonna, Robert Mapplethorpe, William Burroughs, and other legendary artists."--Publishers Weekly


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Memoir

SMASH CUT: A Memoir of Howard & Art & the 70s & the 80s

SMASH CUT is a love story, an elegy, and an intimate history of New York City in the 70s and 80s.


Biography

RUMI'S SECRET: THE LIFE OF THE SUFI POET OF LOVE

The first popular biography of Rumi, the thirteenth-century Persian poet revered by contemporary Western readers.


FLANNERY: A LIFE OF FLANNERY O’CONNOR

“O'Connor lives and breathes--and spits fire--in Brad Gooch's portrait.”

Vanity Fair

CITY POET: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF FRANK O’HARA

“A necessary chronicle of a fascinating, often overlooked, key character in modern American letters.”

Los Angeles Times

Novel

SCARY KISSES

"No one else has written a book this literate and witty about the modeling world."

–Bret Easton Ellis

ZOMBIE00

"Truly great. . . .a subtle and brilliantly odd book, the best of Gooch's career." (Bookforum)

THE GOLDEN AGE OF PROMISCUITY

"Gooch's detailed descriptions and provocative observations make The Golden Age of Promiscuity the next best thing to taking a time-machine trip to grovel in the glorious '70s gutter. "

–San Francisco Chronicle

Non-Fiction

GODTALK

"On so hot a subject as religion in America, Brad Gooch is as serenely cool as Tocqueville was on an equally hot subject, democracy in America; and as irresistibly readable." - Gore Vidal

FINDING THE BOYFRIEND WITHIN

"A must-read for all men - gay or straight - and the women who love them."

–Candace Bushnell, author of Sex and the City

DATING THE GREEK GODS

Unique in its approach and totally accesible in its realization, Dating the Greek Gods is an enlightened and literary self-help book that encourages readers to turn to their own inner oracle.


Short Stories

JAILBAIT and other stories

"Brad Gooch's stories offer gray grainy photographs of urban life with a roughness and directness unequalled in contemporary fiction. Brilliant."

Donald Barthelme

Poetry

THE DAILY NEWS

Brad Gooch's first book: nineteen poems. Smalltown adolescense, disco sex, S&M performance poems. And love poems.