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Sweet Tooth Audiobook

Sweet Tooth

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Publisher's Summary

What’s a sweets-loving young boy growing up gay in North Carolina in the '80s supposed to think when he’s diagnosed with type-1 diabetes? That God is punishing him, naturally.

This was, after all, when gay-hating Jesse Helms was his senator, AIDS was still the boogeyman, and no one was saying, "It gets better." And if stealing a copy of a gay porno magazine from the newsagent was a sin, then surely what the men inside were doing to one another was much worse.

Sweet Tooth is Tim Anderson’s uproarious memoir of life after his hormones and blood sugar both went berserk at the age of 15. With Morrissey and The Smiths as the soundtrack, Anderson self-deprecatingly recalls love affairs with vests and donuts, first crushes, coming out, and inaugural trips to gay bars. What emerges is the story of a young man trying to build a future that won’t involve crippling loneliness or losing a foot to his disease - and maybe even one that, no matter how unpredictable, can still be pretty sweet.

©2014 Tim Anderson (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    JJA333 Salt Lake City, UT USA 03-31-15
    JJA333 Salt Lake City, UT USA 03-31-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Hilarious!"

    Oh my god, everyone should read this book, they will find it hilarious. If you're diabetic and/or have been or currently are a young gay boy with no clue, this goes doubly for you!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cerasuolo Margate, FL, USA 02-25-15
    Cerasuolo Margate, FL, USA 02-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Funny Coming of Age Memoir"

    I had my eye on this one since it came out. Once I saw a few folks had weighed in on it and liked it, so I figured I'd give it a shot. I'm glad I did because I really enjoyed the authors style and pace. It's funny and genuine. It brought me back to the same time in my life and had me laughing at the crazy things that all teenagers go through despite our different personal challenges.

    Warning, It's not for anyone squeamish about young adult sex!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Taylor FOREST PARK, GEORGIA, United States 08-19-16
    Taylor FOREST PARK, GEORGIA, United States 08-19-16 Member Since 2015

    I enjoy mysteries. I have little time to actually read. I love listening while driving much better then the terrible North Florida radio.

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    "Loved this, kept me laughing."
    Where does Sweet Tooth rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The funniest thing I've had read to me. I greatly enjoyed everything about this book. The authors humiliation as he delt with the trials of his disease.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tim of course, but James is great also.


    Have you listened to any of MacLeod Andrews’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Na


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    F the test strips!


    Any additional comments?

    Listen it's good. My coworkers were thinking I was insane busting out laughing my doing my mindless tasks.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Charlotte Cudd 08-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A Literary Treat"

    I fell in love with the character Tim immediately. I regretted the last few chapters, knowing it would end soon. You don't have be gay or have diabetes to appreciate the coming-of-age awkwardness our hero encounters throughout this journey.

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    Elizabeth 07-21-16
    Elizabeth 07-21-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Very Repetitive and No Story"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The story did not make any sense, even from the point of view of the main character. Over and over again he ignored his disease of diabetes. The sarcasm was annoying. Very disappointing. The main character was so self-absorbed. Someone who likes this may enjoy it.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tim Anderson again?

    No


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator was okay.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I thought that the story might get to a point but it never did. Just over and over again the cycle of diabetic fallout and then love life daydreams.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    escoocoo 07-17-16
    escoocoo 07-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not quite 4 stars...."

    3.5 stars really: A young man's self absorbed journey through gay-ness, onset of juvenile diabetes, and generalized teenaged angst. VERY funny at times, but did become somewhat tedious toward the end as I found myself listening just so I could finish. GREAT narration, though. Five stars and three cheers for the narrator!!

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    Sharey 06-29-16
    Sharey 06-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!"

    This was such a fun book! I really enjoyed it. Now on to search for more by this author.

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    N. Thomas Santa Rosa, CA,USA 07-02-16
    N. Thomas Santa Rosa, CA,USA 07-02-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Young gay man with diabetes"

    Don't read if young boys wanting to have graphic sex with other boys is not your scene.this poor young man is grappling with his newly found gayness and a severe case of diabetes. I could not finish as I know about diabetes and don't want to know this guys deepest desires. I am not homophobic but this was not entertaining at all.

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