Advance Praise for The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy:
"I never really thought much about having a gay son until I read The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy and laughed out loud so often I thought I'd better keep this book on hand in case I ever need to cure myself of a terminal disease. When I finished the book, I missed Robert Leleux's company so much, I wished he were my own son so I could call and hear his answer to, 'So, sweetie, how was your day?'"
--Beverly Donofrio, author of Riding in Cars with Boys
“What I’d like to be doing right this minute is sitting on a porch wing, with a big glass of iced tea, listening to Robert Leleux spinning stories of his Texas boyhood and laughing, laughing, laughing until we both were crying. Short of that, I’ll just reread The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy, marching at how much humor he has wrung out of a painful adolescence growing up gay and with what skillfully broad strokes he has breathed life into an impossible mother whose unwavering love for her son is the one saving constant in her self-obsessed universe. When reading David Sedaris leaves you wanting more, remember the name Robert Leleux.”
--Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey, author of A Woman of Independent Means
"Reader, stand back! Here's Robert Leleux, the funniest young writer to appear in who knows when, with a maelstrom of a mother straight out of hell and Neiman Marcus, talking his way into the affections of readers everywhere with a wicked tongue tempered -- barely -- by a big generous heart."
--Mark Doty, author of Dog Years, Firebird, and Heaven's Coast
"The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy lures--delights--and surprises."
--Liz Carpenter, author of Unplanned Parenthood, Getting Better All the Time, and Ruffles and Flourishes