"Dishy with a Smiths soundtrack and] a Sedaris streak." Brian Howe, "INDY Week"
A gifted writer, Anderson is delightful in his irreverence, and astutely aware of himself and his particular perspective. His observations are often laugh-out-loud funny and will leave readers with the desire to keep turning the pages "Publishers Weekly" review for Anderson, author of "Tune in Tokyo" and "Sweet Tooth"
What s a sweets-loving young boy growing up gay in North Carolina in the eighties supposed to think when he s diagnosed with type 1 diabetes? That God is punishing him, naturally.
This was, after all, when gay-hating Jesse Helms was his senator, AIDS was still the boogeyman, and no one was saying, It gets better. And if stealing a copy of a gay porno magazine from the newsagent was a sin, then surely what the men inside were doing to one another was much worse.
"Sweet Tooth" is Tim Anderson s uproarious memoir of life after his hormones and blood sugar both went berserk at the age of fifteen. With Morrissey and The Smiths as the soundtrack, Anderson self-deprecatingly recalls love affairs with vests and donuts, first crushes, coming out, and inaugural trips to gay bars. What emerges is the story of a young man trying to build a future that won t involve crippling loneliness or losing a foot to his disease and maybe even one that, no matter how unpredictable, can still be pretty sweet.