Gary returns with his acid tongue firmly in cheek to the moments and times that defined him. He takes us by the hand as we follow him through the summers he spends in his twenties, pursuing both the perfect tan and the perfect man to no avail and much regret. At his Catholic high school, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a nun who shares Gary's love of soap operas, which becomes a salvation to them both. And don't get him started on how a bad hotel room can ruin even the best vacation.
Keenly observed ... Readers will gleefully snort at his hilariously spot-on recollections ... Start Without Me is equal parts acid and heart. It’s a collection of sardonically funny stories about a firecracker of a kid who hadn’t yet found his kindred spirits. It’s a series of entertaining tirades about life’s indignities. And it’s an engaging look at the origin story of a man who, despite years of self-doubt, has finally embraced his particular superpowers.
Gary Janetti's second collection of autobiographical essays...is as funny as the first...but what is unexpected from the writer and producer of Will & Grace and Family Guy is the tender poignancy that laces this one ... An abundantly funny and nostalgic collection of memories of growing up gay that leaves a sweet aftertaste.
Janetti briskly trots through the most memorable moments of his life in this hilarious outing. In vignettes packed with zingers...he reveals how his refusal to live on any terms but his own took root ... While his strength lies firmly in his acerbic humor, Janetti has a softer side, too ... Pithy and profane, this entertains from start to finish.