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By Tim Miller

    For 1 / 4 century, Tim Miller has labored on the intersection of functionality, politics, and identification, utilizing his own reports to create unique yet pointed explorations of existence as a homosexual American man—from the perils and joys of intercourse and relationships to the struggles of political disenfranchisement and inventive censorship. This intimate autobiographical university of Miller's expert and private lifestyles unearths one of many celebrated creators of a vital modern paintings shape and a tireless recommend for the yank dream of political equality for all citizens.
    Here we've got the main whole Miller yet—a raucous number of his functionality scripts, essays, interviews, magazine entries, and pictures, in addition to his latest level piece Us. This quantity brings jointly the non-public, communal, and nationwide political strands that interweave via his paintings from its beginnings and eventually outline Miller's position as a latest artist, activist, and homosexual guy.

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We parted in the parking lot and my parents hugged us and said see you tomorrow. They got in their car and we got in ours. And my Mom and Dad honked as they drove off into the night, the promised land. I was in Colorado last summer doing some stuff and I decided to go and see my great aunt who lived nearby. She and my Grandma and the other eight or nine children had been born and raised on a farm in Kansas in an area called “Twelve Mile Community,” just because they had to call it something and it was twelve miles from the nearest place called anything.

The essay ends with an expression of confidence that this peripatetic life performing, teaching, and pushing for change has had, and is having, positive effects on the body politic. To reach the figure of 1001 beds slept in, Miller anticipates another two decades of performing on the road. In his forties, his career is dynamic and ongoing. The materials that conclude this book nevertheless can be seen as a culmination—perhaps something of a full circle—for the themes and directions charted throughout.

The audience sat all around me on this long thin table. 13  :    Some people I cooked hamburgers for. But there weren’t enough to go around. This came after the lawnmower dance and before the lifelike recreation of the Hindenburg disaster. People liked being that close to me. . It isn’t unreasonable to just want a little order in your life. But sometimes that’s too much to ask for and you just have to sweep everything into a pile and forget about things making sense or fitting together.

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