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by Robert Hatch

Category: Medicine
Subcategory: Medical Books
Author: Robert Hatch
ISBN: 1560242434
ISBN13: 978-1560242437
Language: English
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (July 6, 1992)
Pages: 238
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Thousands of gay men were living a free-wheeling lifestyle of club hopping, "score" hunting . The book provides insight into the little-understood phenomenon o. .

Thousands of gay men were living a free-wheeling lifestyle of club hopping, "score" hunting, sex without fear, and upward mobility. To none did The Big Apple offer greater rewards than to those young men who had the envied "male model" look. Author James Melson belonged to this exclusive clique. In contrast to the novels produced at the time, Golden Boy has a protagonist who exists by day as well as by night, and even tries to establish a career. The book provides insight into the little-understood phenomenon of sponsoring the young and pretty, even when they refuse to put out.

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Series: Haworth Gay & Lesbian Studies. Melson came of age in the golden era of gay liberation in America, the late 70's, a time that many gay activists today are ambivalent about. On the one hand, for the first time in history, gays were coming together in masses to express their pride. Yet, at the same time, actual sex often remained anonymous and self-indulgent. Melon does a wonderful job of placing his readers in that era, and despite his narcissism and seemingly cold take on gay life and love, it is clear that he was an integral part of the community, and that he was, in fact, humbled by it.

Robert and William Hatch are brothers who, between the ages of eleven and fourteen, conducted the interviews for this book.

This is the first autobiography to be published by The Haworth Press. The author takes readers to New York City to tell his own story, as one of the thousands of gays living a freewheeling lifestyle of club-hopping, hunting for scores, upwards mobility, and sex without fear in the decade before the plague of AIDS.

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Thousands of gay men were living a free-wheeling lifestyle of club hopping, score hunting, sex without fear, and . The Golden Boy autobiography ends when the author is diagnosed with AIDS, abandoned by a lover and friends, and left to look back on his life with a growing perspective.

Thousands of gay men were living a free-wheeling lifestyle of club hopping, score hunting, sex without fear, and upward mobility. To none did The Big Apple offer greater rewards than to those young men who had the envied male model look. The role of good looks and people with AIDS is rarely talked about, particularly by gay survivors whose lesser appeal was once perhaps a curse but then ultimately their saving grace.

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This is the first autobiography to be published by The Haworth Press.This is the first autobiography to be published by Harrington Park Press.The place is New York City. The time is the decade before the plague of AIDS. Thousands of gay men were living a free-wheeling lifestyle of club hopping, “score” hunting, sex without fear, and upward mobility. To none did The Big Apple offer greater rewards than to those young men who had the envied “male model” look.Author James Melson belonged to this exclusive clique: he was tall, blond, muscular, and very “straight looking.” He was a model at 19, and by 25, was a highly successful Wall Street banker. His good looks offered him immediate entry into exclusive clubs and onto the sexual fast track with actors, male models, and other members of the “Clique.”The author brings you behind the scenes into the lifestyle of the handsome “Clique”--providing details of the vigorous and entertaining excitement of the times. He exposes--for one of the few times in print--the lesser-known attitudes of the “Clique” and their disdain for “ugly faggots,” their obsession with strictly the chic and glamorous, and the fast lane life of partying and sex.For 200 pages, the reader is brought back to the era that for many older readers is just a memory, and for younger readers a time they never knew--when to be a “Golden Boy” was to be a prince, and sex was only fun and games.The Golden Boy autobiography ends when the author is diagnosed with AIDS, abandoned by a lover and friends, and left to look back on his life with a growing perspective.The role of “good looks” and people with AIDS is rarely talked about, particularly by gay survivors whose lesser appeal was once perhaps a curse but then ultimately their saving grace. This is not just another AIDS autobiography but a document dealing indirectly with this fact of life. The autobiography is introduced by Larry Mass, MD, an internationally recognized social historian/physician who examines the “Culture of Narcissism” in that era. Arnie Kantrowitz then presents an astonishingly frank and perhaps shocking Epilogue which will have many readers wanting to re-read the book.
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Mysterious Wrench
James Melson's memoir provides an insider view of the legendary-to-some, shocking-to-others sex-drug-disco scene in the late 1970s and early 1980s. In contrast to the novels produced at the time, _Golden Boy _has a protagonist who exists by day as well as by night, and even tries to establish a career. The book provides insight into the little-understood phenomenon of sponsoring the young and pretty, even when they refuse to put out. The ugly duckling boy from Dubuque, Iowa becomes first a Minneapolis model and then is passed on to well-connected New Yorkers who help him become an investment banker, the prorotypical occupation of the greedy Reagan era. Didn't he almost have it all? Alas, the author died of AIDS before the book appears. The posthumous memoir comes framed by substantial analyses by Larry Mass and Arnie Kantrowitz that I find more interesting (and markedly better-written) than the narrative they frame.
Pad
I loved this book and I am saddened and surprised by the negative comments by some of the others who have posted a review... One was so ignorant as to say "wasted time & wasted life"

Melson certainly made mistakes (like the rest of us) but he left us a gift - his story. Each of us has a story and I found his to be quite interesting and very well written. His life was not all rosy. His book did a great job in transporting me to that time, allowing me to submerge my thoughts to the excitement that comes with new adventures, new love and new friendships. The book reminds me a bit of Queer as Folk in that the clubland has always been a place to feel a sense of belonging. At least for me it does.
Bine
I came across this book at a friend's house, and once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. Not only is the story riveting, but for me it was also a time capsule. Melson came of age in the golden era of gay liberation in America, the late 70's, a time that many gay activists today are ambivalent about. On the one hand, for the first time in history, gays were coming together in masses to express their pride. Yet, at the same time, actual sex often remained anonymous and self-indulgent. Melon does a wonderful job of placing his readers in that era, and despite his narcissism and seemingly cold take on gay life and love, it is clear that he was an integral part of the community, and that he was, in fact, humbled by it. After finishing the book, I went to amazon.com to find out what other's had to say...
What a shock! Everyone seems to hate it. They say it's not literary. So what! He wasn't a writer. He was someone with a unique story and the balls to share it. The only reason I can fathom for all the animosity towards Melson is that people are jealous. Melson was a self-described beauty and the life he lead shows how his pretty face opened doors for him, but also set him apart from the majority. It seems to me that being young and cute comes at a price. No matter how successful you are, people tend to attribute it to your looks, and they treat you like an alien, offering little trust and compassion.
Hello? Just because your clothes don't fit right and you don't get whistled at by construction workers and men in suits doesn't make you more intelligent than a supermodel, it just means you're not a supermodel. On a rudimentary level there is a gene for attractiveness, a gene for intelligence, a gene for athleticism, and a gene for homosexuality. The cards are shuffled. It's a crapshoot. Some people just end up having it all. Unfortunately for Melson, having it all lead to his demise. He died of AIDS while in his mid-thirties.
My only hope is that the future Melson imagined for his autobiography remained intact before he went, because he was a cool person, and deserved to have his dream to come true.
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