The Fabulous Sylvester is a well written, touching, dignified biography of a gay, black diva who never really fit into any minority but managed to achieve his dreams of stardom. Now that’s what I call a man.
[A] superbly written, wildly entertaining, frequently hilarious, and finally bittersweet saga.
Winner, Stonewall Book Award - Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award.
San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller.
Entertainment Weekly "Must List."
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[Gamson’s] prose is playful and furious . . . putting the singer’s story into sociological context [and capturing] the astonishing scope of AIDS with grace and indignation.
Delightful . . . I’m not sure I’ve ever read an account of a life that has so much sheer joy, raffishness, and humor on each page . . . As fables go, this is a good one.