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Hold Me Closer: Book summary and reviews of Hold Me Closer by David Levithan

Hold Me Closer

The Tiny Cooper Story

by David Levithan

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Hold Me Closer by David Levithan
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It's Tiny Cooper's turn in the spotlight in this companion novel to New York Times bestseller Will Grayson, Will Grayson.

Jazz hands at the ready! Tiny Cooper ("the world's largest person who is also really, really gay") stole readers' hearts when he was introduced to the world in the New York Times bestselling book Will Grayson, Will Grayson, co-authored by John Green and David Levithan. Now Tiny finally gets to tell his story - from his fabulous birth and childhood to his quest for true love and his infamous parade of ex-boyfriends - the way he always intended: as a musical! Filled with honesty, humor, and "big, lively, belty" musical numbers, the novel is told through the full script of the musical first introduced in Will Grayson, Will Grayson.

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"Starred Review. Levithan has turned in another star turn with a book that is witty, wise, and well worthy of an encore." - Booklist

"Starred Review. Tiny Cooper, the memorable best friend from Levithan and John Green's Will Grayson, Will Grayson, gets his own star turn in this companion volume, which contains the script and lyrics of the autobiographical musical he wrote and staged in the original novel. Ages 14 and up." - Publishers Weekly

"Shy readers should be warned: Don't read this in a public place unless you're very comfortable chortling out loud. It's big. It's gay. It's outrageous and hilarious." - Kirkus

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David Levithan Author Biography

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David Levithan finds it downright baffling to write about himself, which is why he's considering it somewhat cruel and usual to have to write this brief bio.  The factual approach (born '72, Brown '94, book '03) seems a bit dry, while the emotional landscape (happy childhood, happy adolescence - give or take a few poems - and happy adulthood so far) sounds horribly well-adjusted.  The only addiction he's ever had was a brief spiral into the arms of diet Dr Pepper, unless you count My So-Called Life episodes as a drug.  He is evangelical in his musical beliefs and deathly afraid that his bio will end up sounding like the final paragraph in an on-line dating ad.

Luckily, David is much happier talking about his book than he is talking about himself.  Boy Meets Boy and ...

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