As uplifting as it is moving,Holding the Manis a funny, sad and celebratory account of growing up gay, and a powerful love story.
'A monumentally loved book: just mention its title and it's enough to trigger off a wave of people's recollections of first reading it and the emotional toll it took on them . . . an Australian classic.' Benjamin Law. 'Sitting on the plane crying my eyes out at the end of this book ... Honestly, I can't beg you all enough to read this. It's the most incredible thing I've ever read. Life changing.' Sam Smith. 'Full of compassion, candour and zest for life.' The Australian. 'A fine, tender and sexy book.' David Marr. 'Amazingly more than the sum of its parts, a book to stir you up and knock you around and wring you out.' Peter Robb. 'A charming love story.' Herald Sun