"RELISHED VICES" is an unorthodox self-portrait, a collection of essays describing a few transformative years in the life of a queer American artist. Struggling to come to terms with his alcoholism, loneliness, and depression, he attempts a period of total sobriety, only to discover a much deeper connection to his own life. Burning with a newfound curiosity, he roams at will, wrestles with insidious demons, gleefully eviscerates pop culture, rediscovers his purpose, and falls in love with the world all over again. "RELISHED VICES" fearlessly takes on booze, drugs, sex, Baroque art, gay porn, corny musicals, drag, gender, suicide, New York City, Vaudeville, divinity, romance, recovery, and the astonishing resilience of the human spirit.

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