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            sociologist, and critic [of the] charmed circle Fritscher shared with [his bi-
            coastal lover] Mapplethorpe . . . . Fritscher’s study of popular culture forms
            the core of the book, Mapplethorpe [originally published in Drummer],
            as it did the setting of his memoir-novel titled Some Dance to Remember
            [excerpted in Drummer] . . . a personal, passionate memoir . . . a vulnerable
            look at a relationship with an artist, his work, and celebrity . . . . Mappletho-
            rpe is a portrait of the artists as young men.”
               •  Tim Barrus, editor of Drummer: “In the 1970s, there were two
            gay writers’ jobs in San Francisco. Randy Shilts had one at the Chronicle,
            and Jack Fritscher had the other at Drummer. Without Jack, there would
            be no Drummer.”
               •  Michael Bronski, Gay Community News, Boston: Fritscher’s col-
            lected Drummer features and fiction are “graphic, explicit . . . and unabash-
            edly romantic in a truer sense than are most books [magazines] aimed at
            gay audiences . . . . [The anthology, Corporal in Charge, is a] collection of
            [Fritscher’s Drummer] pieces which deal with individual consciousness.
            Like Genet’s work, Fritscher’s [Drummer writings] are essentially mastur-
            batory fantasies . . . about the actual fantasy of romance . . . and gay men love
            to read about romance.”
               •  Dave Rhodes, founding publisher, The Leather Journal: “There
            is no written account of Old Guard leather. Fritscher’s detailing of the
            Drummer Boom in Gay San Francisco  is unparalleled, and we need it.”
               •  Rick Storer, Executive Director, Leather Archives & Museum:
            “Fritscher is uniquely positioned as the creator of Drummer content, as a
            practitioner of Drummer content, and as an observer of Drummer culture.
            With insight and eroticism, he is the sole source for this thoroughly enjoy-
            able erotic laydown of leather history.”
               •  David Van Leer, professor, Lesbian and Gay Studies, University
            of California, Davis, and author of The Queening of America: “Frit-
            scher is a key player in the masculinity of homosexuality . . . Must reading
            for those who want to know more about their past and those who simply
            want to relive the days when it was fun to be gay. Gay San Francisco is his-
            tory for GLBT people who want to know the diversity of our gay roots.”
               •  Eric Rofes, Associate Professor of Education, Humboldt State
            University, author, Dry Bones Breath: Gay Men Creating Post-AIDS
            Identities and Cultures: “For my university class ‘Gay Men’s Urban
            Cultures: San Francisco in the 1970s and Today,’ Jack Fritscher’s
            astounding novel Some Dance to Remember is required course reading.”
               •  Charles Casillo, New York Native: “Fritscher is intelligent, per-
            ceptive, sensitive, articulate — and a good writer.”
               •  Ron Suresha, author, Bears on Bears: “Fritscher brings a loving
            ear, erotic eye, and lyric voice to American Gay Popular culture, and is

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