"Bouldrey's goofy sense of humor makes you laugh at your own stereotypes of masculinity."-"Out "

Self-proclaimed sissy Brian Bouldrey goes undercover to investigate Ameri-can machismo, infiltrating everything from a bachelor party to the World Wrestling Federation's RAW. Whether he's hosting a red-meat barbecue where the menu reads like the supporting cast of Crocodile Hunter or deer hunting with his ex-Marine brother who works as a prison guard, Bouldrey's sharp wit and wry autobiographical reflections prove that manly stereotypes yield surprising subtleties and contradictions when viewed up close.

"Brian Bouldrey" is the author of "Love, the Magician," and "The Genius of Desire." He edited the anthologies "Best American Gay Fiction 1,, ""2 "and "3"; "Writing Home"; and "Traveling Souls." He lives in Chicago