By Elisa Rolle Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time (1st Edition)
I wanted to give this book a post all its own. I've been remiss about this post because I've been so busy with work and family issues for the past year. But it's been on my mind lately because I think it's one of those books that will start out quietly, but one day in the future be something significant from a cultural and historical POV.
Never before in the history of gay culture have there been so many changes than in the past five years. It seems as if it all happened overnight, but of course it didn't happen overnight. Many people worked very hard for years to help bring about these changes. And there's still a long way to go. But this particular time in gay culture is significant because of gay marriage alone.
Days of Love is a book that celebrates all this in a quiet way, and I don't even think the author fully realized how important this will be in the future. These are also interesting times in publishing, not just in gay culture. This is one of the few books that someone indie published in a way I've never seen before. It is, indeed, indie publishing at its best. Ten years ago this may or may not have been available because authors were at the mercy of literary agents and their questionable taste. The angle is simply about love. It's not too social or political, and the message is clear. And I think highly reflective of the times in which we are living.
Here's a review that says it very well. And in full disclosure, my husband, Tony, and I are in the book but I'm in no way associated with how it was written or where the money goes.
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By persnickety on March 1, 2015
This book is simply amazing. Anyone who wants to refute the slanderous accusation that gay and lesbian couples can't achieve lasting relationships has hundreds of pages of proof right here. And the stories are nothing less than inspiring.