Love & Other Curses
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About the Author
Michael Thomas Ford is the author of the teen novels Suicide Notes and Love & Other Curses. His numerous other works for both adults and teens include some of the earliest books about the HIV/AIDS crisis and several books about the LGBTQ community. His novel Lily was a Tiptree Award long list title and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the Shirley Jackson Award. He also authors a series of novellas starring some of the most popular contestants from RuPaul's Drag Race, including Sharon Needles, Manila Luzon, and Jinkx Monsoon. He has a lot of tattoos and dogs and a beard.
"A brilliant commentary on what it means to be a family, respect yourself and others, and become your best and most genuine self."
--Susan Vaught, author of My Big Fat Manifesto
"Intriguing. A solid exploration of the meanings of love."--Booklist
"Michael Thomas Ford has created an intense, complex exploration of family, love, and gender & sexual identity. I learned, I laughed, I got inspired."--Jeff Garvin, author of Symptoms of Being Human
"Love & Other Curses is a book with heart--a big, generous, loving heart. Anyone looking for a deep, thoughtful story about love and life and coming of age will enjoy the relationships, the search, and the lovely magic that may or may not be a part of every person's life."--New York Journal of Books