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Boyfriends of Dorothy

Narrated by: Wednesday Martin
Length: 49 mins
4 out of 5 stars (103 ratings)

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In her love letter to her gay “boyfriends,” New York Times bestselling author Wednesday Martin shows just how an unconditional - and nontraditional - romance transformed the life of a teenage outsider forever.

As an awkward high schooler, Wednesday struggled to find her place in Grand Rapids. Until a handsome senior encouraged her to believe how talented, smart, and wonderfully different she was. Naturally, Wednesday fell for him...He was falling, too. For another boy. Yet this one-sided crush proved life altering, paving the way for a string of “boyfriends” who offered Wednesday something deeper than physical connection.

Boyfriends of Dorothy is part of The Real Thing, a collection of moving, hilarious, and big-hearted essays on the modern realities of friendship, romance, commitment, and love, with art by Geoff McFetridge. Each story can be read - or listened to - in a single sitting.

©2018 Wednesday Martin (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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  • Cheryl
  • PEARLAND, TX, United States
  • 01-01-19

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A short listen to an interesting topic. I heard the author on a podcast & decided to download the book. Loved the ending.

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Short and Poingnant

Loved this brilliant little look into a culture I grew up in and did not, until this moment, recognize.

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Grand Rapids

Wednesday gets Grand Rapids right. Her descriptions resonated with my own memories even though I grew up in a Dutch Reformed neighborhood in the 50s. Being an outsider in a town proud of its sameness grew my own uniqueness. My mid-century modern architect father was responsible for many of those churches. Fun read!

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It was okay...

Boyfriends of Dorothy, written and narrated by Wednesday Martin is Book 2 in The Real Thing collection. I wanted to love it. I just didn't, unfortunately. Like the first book in this series, I found it to be a bit boring and pointless, though the author does a good job as narrator. The ending was good and made me smile, but I found the rest of the book to be negative, which makes for a difficult listen. Perhaps her pessimism was meant to be humorous, but for me, it was a bit of a turn-off. I feel bad because those who read the book found it to be very well-written and gave it a high rating (based on the reviews from Amazon). Only one person who posted a review, besides myself, listened to it, and we both gave it the same rating. I like the length and the theme of the collection as a whole, but this one just didn't do it for me. I still plan to move on to Book 3 because I'm curious in hearing what the next author adds to this collection. Thank you for reading my review.