Books by Frank Browning

THE FATE OF GENDER by Frank Browning
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Released: June 7, 2016

"A timely, thoughtful contribution to a much-debated issue."
A journalist and cultural critic investigates the "shifting terrain of gender." Read full book review >
THE MONK AND THE SKEPTIC by Frank Browning
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Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A flawed but compelling discourse chronicling the 'dual dictates of devotion and desire.'"
The chance bonding of an outspoken NPR correspondent and a gay priest bridges the gap between faith and sexuality. Read full book review >
APPLES by Frank Browning
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"An exceptional popular study—right up there with John McPhee's Oranges—that is often as exquisite as its subject."
The author tackles the apple in all its guises—mythopoetic, biological, historical, commercial—and comes away with a winner. Read full book review >
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Released: April 1, 1996

"Yes, plus, you get all that sex. (Author tour)"
A murky collection of essays about varying strategies for gay male self-definition. Read full book review >
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Released: March 9, 1993

"Diffuse and disappointing, as Browning overburdens his evidence with an unproven, perhaps unprovable, thesis."
A scattershot study that seeks to discern an American ``gay culture.'' By investigating such phenomena as the gay community's reactions to the AIDS epidemic, radical gay-rights organizations, changing sexual practices, and homosexuals' burgeoning economic clout, former NPR reporter Browning (coauthor, The American Way of Crime, 1980) attempts to discover whether or not a gay culture exists in today's America. Read full book review >