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Just by Looking at Him

By: o`connell, ryan

"Elliot is a writer who spends his days navigating the back stabbing, the pressure, and the day-to-day snark of writing aggressively average television. In laugh out loud detail, we're immediately with him on his journey to try to get his lines onto the screen. But there's a deeper, and more poignant, story beating at the heart of this would be rom com: instead of the usual boy meets boy, the person you really fall in love with, the one you're rooting for until the end, is the protagonist himself. As a gay man with cerebral palsy, Elliot has always searched for the one, and he thought he found that person in Gus, his doting boyfriend. And yet, he can't seem to stop cheating"--

Audience Type:Adults


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Publish Date: 06/07/2022


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From the star of Peacock's Queer as Folk and the Netflix series Special comes a darkly witty and touching novel following a gay TV writer with cerebral palsy as he fights addiction and searches for acceptance in an overwhelmingly ableist world.

Elliott appears to be living the dream as a successful TV writer with a doting boyfriend. But behind his Instagram filter of a life, he's grappling with an intensifying alcohol addiction, he can't seem to stop cheating on his boyfriend with various sex workers, and his cerebral palsy is making him feel like gay Shrek.

After falling down a rabbit hole of sex, drinking, and Hollywood backstabbing, Elliott decides to limp his way towards redemption. But facing your demons is easier said than done.

Candid, biting, and refreshingly real, Just by Looking at Him is an incisive commentary on gay life, a heart-centered, laugh-out-loud exploration of self, and a rare insight into life as a person with disabilities.

Publisher: Atria Books
Published Date: 06/07/2022
Binding: Hardcover
Audience Type: Adults
Language: English
Pages: 304
Dimensions: Length: 8.40, Width: 5.50, Height: 1.20
Weight: 0.88