Published by Gatekeeper Press Genres: Essays, Humor
Format: Kindle, Paperback
Whether they’re trembling before an invasive squirrel, giving the straight dope to an errant call-girl or enduring a #MeToo moment with a handsy waiter on their Roman honeymoon, Kyle and Julius are just the kind of gay married couple who didn’t see the 2016 election coming.
In this variegated book of vignettes, flash scenes and personal essays, award-winning author Kyle Thomas Smith documents the peculiarities of life in his home, his borough, his chiropractor’s office and these times.
Step into his Cockloft.
Hilarious, heartfelt and original!
From childhood memories to his days as a grownup, Kyle Thomas Smith relates his life in a candid, clever manner to readers of Cockloft, giving a wit-filled glimpse into his daily life with husband, Julius, as they carry on their life together. I laughed out loud while reading this fabulous book of essays and anecdotes.
Written with a lighthearted approach and a unique voice, Smith reminds readers of the simple pleasures of life. He uses ample sarcasm and humor to describe situations that he and his husband get into. What I most liked were the conversations between the extremely creative Kyle and the more practical Julius.
Kyle Thomas Smith’s writing style pulls readers in while showing them that life is full of irony and should be lived with a sense of humor and that there is a specialness in the little things.
He portrays his life in such an honest, yet funny way. I didn’t know what to expect from this book, but I found that I could totally relate. I thoroughly enjoyed Cockloft. I couldn’t put it down. It is one of those books that you want to read often to lift your spirits and give yourself a chuckle after a hard day. This is a thought-provoking book that certainly exceeded my expectations. Kyle Thomas Smith has a way with words and writes with finesse and charm. Get Cockloft and read it. You won’t be disappointed. Artisan Book Reviews highly recommends Cockloft.
Kyle Thomas Smith is the multi-award-winning novel 85A (Bascom Hill, 2010) and his cross-genre memoir, Cockloft: Scenes from a Gay Marriage (Gatekeeper Press, 2018). He lives in Brooklyn and San Francisco with his husband Julius and their cats Giuseppe and Giacomo.
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