UM: Book Review

David M. Halperin’s newest book, “How to be Gay,” is reviewed in the New York Times. Halperin is a professor of the history and theory of sexuality at the University of Michigan, whose course on the same subject has drawn fire from conservatives in the past. From the review: “The spray bottle of the author’s prose is often left on the ‘academic mist’ setting. You will stumble over phrases like ‘constitutive conditions,’ ‘heteronormative coordinates’ and ‘subjective agency.’ Far worse, you will stumble over all of them in the same sentence, on Page 335. But Mr. Halperin can also be frank and funny, and he gets a lot of interesting utterances off his plate in ‘How to Be Gay.’ The book can be a drag (in the non-gay sense) but is never a bore.” [Source]