Bent But Not Broken
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"To the world-class pantheon of memoirists like David Sedaris, Augusten Burroughs and Jonathan Ames, let us now add Don Cummings, who has single-handedly invented a new genre: the phallic memoir. Like all great personal essayists, the author mines his private torments--and tormented privates--transforming them, with wit, grace and weirdness, into a riveting, original story of triumph and transcendence."
--Jerry Stahl, Author of Permanent Midnight and Bad Sex on Speed
"Daring, funny, candid, tender, Bent But Not Broken reveals the paradoxical truth about manhood: our strength as men is our weakness, and vice versa. Don Cummings is a witty, insightful writer, and this book is a marvel."
--John Sedgwick, author of In My Blood: Six Generations of Madness and Desire in an American Family
"Bent But Not Broken is a hilarious and deeply moving memoir about a penis and its owner. But more than that it's about the nature of love, the flux of relationships, and how bodies betray us all. Cummings is a stunning writer and excellent travel guide for this journey through his life."
--Maggie Rowe, Author of Sin Bravely and writer on Arrested Development
"Like his penis, Cummings gets bent out of shape, and not only on account of his condition: also just by being human, a man, a gay man who wants what he wants, as most of us do: love, intimacy, sex, money, fame, and sex. Cummings can't help but be funny, but he also can't stop being honest, and his writing achieves real poignancy that will grab you by the heart and penetrate deep into your soul, if you're the soulful type. If not, your mind, and definitely your memory. It's an unforgettable, beautiful book."
--Rick Whitaker, Author of Assuming the Position and An Honest Ghost