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Just by looking at him : a novel  Cover Image Book Book

Just by looking at him : a novel / Ryan O'Connell.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982178581
  • ISBN: 1982178582
  • ISBN: 9781982178598
  • ISBN: 1982178590
  • Physical Description: 292 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First atria books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2022.

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Summary, etc.:
"From the first line of Just by Looking at Him, you'll know this story is so much more than boy meets boy. First, there's the humor. Elliot is a writer who spends his days navigating the back stabbing, the pressure, and the day to day snark of writing aggressively average television. In laugh out loud detail, we're immediately with him on his journey to try to get his lines onto the screen. But there's a deeper, and more poignant, story beating at the heart of this would be rom com. Instead of the usual boy meets boy, the person you really fall in love, the one you're rooting for until the end, is the protagonist himself. As a gay man with cerebral palsy, Elliot has always searched for the one, and he thought he found that person in Gus, his doting boyfriend. And yet, he can't seem to stop cheating. Elliot falls into a rabbit hole of sex, drinking, and addiction, and ultimately learns that the person he truly needs to learn to accept is himself. As incisive commentary on gay life today, a heart centered, laugh out loud exploration of self and a rare insight into life as a person with disabilities who refuses to be a victim, critics and readers alike will fall in love with this story"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Gay men > Fiction.
Television writers > Fiction.
People with disabilities > Fiction.
Cerebral palsied > Fiction.
Sex addiction > Fiction.
Genre: Gay fiction.
Romance fiction.
Love stories.
LGBTQ+ fiction.
Gay fiction.
Humorous fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Burlington Public Library F OCONNELL JUL 2022 39851001720763 New Fiction Available -

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