Lead Memoirs

Wyatt-MacKenzie is proud to have released these powerful LGBTQ memoirs ...

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I Ran Into Some Trouble by Peggy Caserta ~ AUGUST 1, 2018

Peggy Caserta is the proprietor of Haight-Ashbury’s original hippie boutique, Mnasidika, and Janis Joplin’s friend and lover. She was a Louisiana homecoming queen turned stewardess who set up shop in 1960s San Francisco. Peace, love, rock, and LSD, kaleidoscoped into heroin addiction, prison, and desperation—she was hated, betrayed, and self-exiled—and many, many years later has recovered, returning home to the Bayou and is now giving a new generation an inside look into a revolution—countercultural and personal. With a foreword by David Dalton, one of the original editors of Rolling Stone.

Living Off the Edge by Tom Weise ~ OCTOBER 1, 2018

Tom Weise writes about being an undocumented immigrant and turning to the world’s oldest profession in 1990s NYC, advocating for LGBTQ rights, foster parenting, having resilience in the face of HIV and a 10-year ban from the U.S.A. Tom was the subject of the Berlin Film Festival’s “The Good American.” With a foreword by Rita Mae Brown, author of Rubyfruit Jungle.

we: an adoption and a memoir by Ben Barnz ~ NOVEMBER 1, 2018

Film producer Ben Barnz’s memoir, we, is about fatherhood, family, and the adoption process for same-sex couples in the 1980s, told through personal letters and official court depositions. It explores parenting gender roles, overcoming denial, banishing shame, and seeking an authentic life. With a foreword by Jess Cagle, editor at Entertainment Weekly and People.

Tell It to My Heart: How I Lost My S#*T, Conquered My Fear, and Found My Voice by Taylor Dayne ~ Valentine’s Day 2019

Grammy-nominated pop icon Taylor Dayne’s memoir is about a little Jewish girl from Long Island, Leslie Joy Wunderman, who made it against the odds, sold over 75 million records, worked with Michael Jackson, Elton John, and Whitney Houston, and is now on her 30th-Anniversary Tour. It’s a story of female self-empowerment which captures Taylor’s life growing up in a blue-collar home, becoming a chart-topping musician traveling the globe, rediscovering faith and traditions, and being a single-mother of twins by choice.


Read about the acquisitions: I Ran Into Some Trouble| Living Off the Edge | we | Tell It to My Heart