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Upcoming Book Release: We Love Anderson Cooper by R.L. Maizes

I’m normally not a short stories person but I’ve been trying to branch out lately. I’ve read a couple of books so far with short stories and have so far enjoyed them. I struggle with short stories because they end so quickly and they always leave me wanting more. BUT I have attempted to change my mindset before reading a short story and that’s what’s been helping. If I go in prepared on what to expect then I have found I can enjoy a short story without criticizing the length. Does that make sense? Haha. I feel like I’m going off all over the place here.

I have a review planned for this one next month as it releases July 23 and I’m actually looking forward to it. The synopsis sounds great and I’m counting down the days until I can start it!


In We Love Anderson Cooper, characters are treated as outsiders because of their sexual orientation, racial or religious identity, or simply because they look different. A young man courts the publicity that comes from outing himself at his bar mitzvah. When a painter is shunned because of his appearance, he learns to ink tattoos that come to life. A paranoid Jewish actuary suspects his cat of cheating on him―with his Protestant girlfriend.

In this debut collection, humor complements pathos. Readers will recognize themselves in these stories and in these protagonists, whose backgrounds are vastly different from their own―we’ve all been outsiders at some point.

Thank you to Celadon books for providing me with a free advanced reading copy and the extra short story Tattoo.



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