In his latest memoir, Harvey Fierstein dives deep into the personal struggles he’s faced throughout his life. He opens up about his relationships with family and friends, as well as his experiences in the LGBTQ+ community. Fierstein also reflects on how growing older has affected him both emotionally and physically. Ultimately, this honest and poignant book offers readers a unique look at one of Broadway’s most beloved icons.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for LGBTQ+ people who want to read about somebody else’s life and struggles. It is also for friends and family members of LGBTQ+ people, in order to gain a better understanding of what they are dealing with.
- Harvey Fierstein is brutally honest in his writing, and it makes for a compelling read
- He offers a unique perspective on the LGBTQ+ experience
- This book will make you laugh and cry
- Some readers may find it difficult to relate to Harvey Fierstein’s personal experiences
- The author dwells on some topics for longer than necessary
- There are no accompanying photos or illustrations
Learn more about the author
Harvey Fierstein is a Tony Award-winning actor, playwright and novelist. He has been openly gay since the early 1980s and is one of the most prominent LGBTQ+ voices in the entertainment industry.
“The beauty of I Was Better Last Night is that Harvey Fierstein bares his soul and invites us to laugh and cry with him. This book had me from the first sentence, and it never let up. A must-read for any fan of theatre or memoir.”
“A must-read for any fan of Harvey Fierstein, but also an important book for anyone who wants to understand the joys and sorrows of LGBTQ+ life.”
“Raw, vulnerable and beautifully written, I Was Better Last Night is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand Harvey Fierstein. This book will make you laugh and cry – sometimes simultaneously – as Harvey takes us on an unforgettable journey from his difficult childhood to the bright lights of Broadway.”
“Raw, powerful and completely honest – Harvey Fierstein’s latest memoir is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the man behind the legend. This book will make you laugh, cry and everything in between, but it’s an incredibly rewarding journey from start to finish.”