In his classic memoir, Andrew Tobias relates his experience as The Best Little Boy in the World: a boy who doesn't eat his Halloween candy without permission, won't rip the tag off his mattress because the tag says not to, and didn't fart for the first time until he was 18 years old. Honest, funny, and insightful, Tobias (writing as John Reid) writes about his own journey coming out - to himself, to his friends, and to the world - and explores the fear, joy, excitement, mistakes, and inspirations he experienced along the way.
In this new audio performance of the 25th Anniversary Modern Library Edition of The Best Little Boy in the World, Tobias' deeply personal journey still resonates today.
Have you listened to any of Matt Armstrong’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I haven't. I love his voice. Very easy to listen to. Strong, sure, and somehow- comforting?
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The big 'realization' when he heard his Dad having conversation to his friend about gay tendencies.
Any additional comments?
I loved this story. What courage it must have taken to admit to everyone, including himself, that he is just who he is. And to learn to accept and celebrate oneself as one is....I love that!