Book Review: At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream


Last week I read At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream: Misadventures in Search of the Simple Life by Wade Rouse. Jessica loaned it to me for some much needed light reading.

This is a memoir about Wade & his partner, Gary, leaving the big city (St. Louis, not NYC) for the country, a la Thoreau. It's exactly what you expect it to be: gay guys screaming about raccoons; crying about their lack of tanning beds & Starbucks; & shocking the local townsfolk, but it's still really funny.

In the middle of all the cliches, Kenneth Cole shoes & tight tank tops, there is the story of a man who decides to leave it all behind in order to follow his dream of becoming a writer, and, in the process, learns a lot about himself & redefines his relationship with his partner.

By no means, is this book life-changing. It's light & it's funny. It's not David Sedaris funny, but it's funny. I definitely recommend it for a good beach/vacation read.

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