April 16, 2007

Book Review: Bisexual’s Guide to Universe


The Bisexual’s Guide to the Universe: Quips, Tips, and Lists for Those Who Go Both Ways
by Nicole Kristal and Mike Szymanski

According to a 2002 study in The Advocate, about 40 percent of gay men at some point identify as bisexual. This well-written new book from co-authors Nicole Kristal and Mike Szymanski (pictured, above) addresses the wants, needs and desires of these guys, not to mention the many women who deal with the same feelings. In a series of entertaining anecdotes, quizzes, statistics, lists and fun facts, The Bisexual’s Guide to the Universe will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about those who never limit their options—or their chances of getting a date on Saturday night. Kristal reveals how she came out as bi in high school, while Szymanski (aka veteran porn journalist Mickey Skee) shares the story of “the House That Bisexuality Built.” There are great quotes from the likes of famous bi’s Tallulah Bankhead, Sandra Bernhard and Andy Dick, along with asexual anthropologist Margaret Mead. And just when you were wondering which of your favorite cartoon characters goes both ways (Bugs Bunny!) or which animals are known to fence-sit (oysters!), this enjoyable and informative read will provide you with an exhaustive list. And if you’re considering having a threeway with that hot married couple from the gym, Kristal and Szymanski offer clever tips for being the “guest star” in bed. So take notes, guys, because if the Kinsey Scale is right, there just might be a raging bisexual lurking inside you! (Alyson Books)

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