Books by Wade Rouse

WADE ROUSE is a public-relations director at one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious private schools. He is also a journalist whose articles have appeared in The Chicago Reader and The St. Louis Riverfront Times.


BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"An unbalanced collection of occasionally humorous essays that rarely strike an emotional chord."
A memoir of comedic holiday misadventure. Read full book review >
Released: July 6, 2010

"An ambitiously complicated broth of content with surprisingly little flavor."
Inseparable friends in a New Mexico barrio grow up to love the same woman and share a suicide pact. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2009

"Inauthentic and overblown."
Tongue-in-cheek memoir of a middle-aged gay man who, inspired by Thoreau, moved to rural Michigan to pursue his writing and the simple life. Read full book review >
CONFESSIONS OF A PREP SCHOOL MOMMY HANDLER by Wade Rouse
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"Delicious fun. Kitsy and the rest of the Mean Mommies are caricatures, but who cares?"
Another wincingly funny memoir from Rouse (America's Boy, 2006), who describes moving up from the white-trash Ozarks to white-shoe education. Read full book review >
AMERICA’S BOY by Wade Rouse
Released: April 6, 2006

"An uneven but still evocative and honest look at one man's long self-gestation."
Growing up closeted, creative and overweight in the Ozarks is not as painful as one might imagine. Read full book review >