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Ashraf Jamal Reviews 80 Gays Around the World by Brent Meersman

80 Gays Around the WorldVerdict: carrot

Part autobiography, part social theory, Meersman’s immersive study of sexual desire and the cultures that cloak and shape it, is a must for readers who like their truths hard-boiled. As Meersman points out, “having someone break up with you is a moment of strange contradiction. In a way, it is when they finally take you into their confidence, enough to tell you the truth: I do not want this anymore. I do not want you.”

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