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What would you do if everything changed in the blink of an eye? Life teaches us that everything happens for a reason. Every good or bad experience, every event, shapes us into the adults we become. We are our pasts and they shape our future.In this nonfiction coming of age mini memoir, Kevin and Jason embark on an adventure to Philadelphia to visit friends and to get intoWhat would you do if everything changed in the blink of an eye? Life teaches us that everything happens for a reason. Every good or bad experience, every event, shapes us into the adults we become. We are our pasts and they shape our future.In this nonfiction coming of age mini memoir, Kevin and Jason embark on an adventure to Philadelphia to visit friends and to get into their normal hijinks. Along their journey, they confide in each other the only way best friends can; through laughter, love and pain. They share stories of coming out, first time sexual experiences and dramatic events that changed their lives forever. This hilarious and heartfelt journey through the past can only strengthen their friendship in the present.Your best friend knows all your little secrets. They know all your dirty laundry. Can you air it all out? How dirty is your laundry?...

Title : Queer Dirty Laundry
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ISBN : 9781495290565
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 148 Pages
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Queer Dirty Laundry Reviews

  • Cindi
    2019-06-06 16:19

    Jason Lloyd and his friend Kevin stopped by in October as part of On Top Down Under's 2nd anniversary celebration. Check it out here. Note that the interview is NSFW. It was also the most fun I ever had doing an interview. ;)Queer Dirty Laundry, like Salty Aftertaste, is a story about friendship. I went into it expecting a lot of humor and fun and I got that in spades. However, I wasn't expecting it to also be very serious in some places. I giggled a few times. I got more than a little angry at people in Jason's past. I even found myself a little teary a couple of times. In the end, I'm very glad I read this book.Full review can be found at -This book was provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  • Veronica of V's Reads
    2019-05-18 15:23

    I received a copy of this book via Goodreads' Don't Buy My Love program.I was a little put-off because the blurb made it sound as if the book was fiction, whereas the book is pseudo-memoir. In truth, it seems to be a collection of scattered vignettes related one friend to the other over the course of a trip to visit another friend.Jason and Kevin are out gay men, traveling from their small Pennsylvania town to visit another friend (or was it Kevin's sister?) Jelissa. In the course of this trip, Jason either flashes back to his memories, or he tells his memories as stories. While the stories are sometimes humorous, they are often haphazard, having little to do one with the other until about halfway through. We get a rape survival tale. A jealous possessive boyfriend tale. Two coming out tales. And a first timer tale. Others are just a gamish of assorted mutual friends. All of these are loosely tethered with a bit of banter from Jason and Kevin. Here's the thing: it needs editing. The writing is kinda rough. Tense is a whim, often changing sentence-by-sentence within a paragraph. This book doesn't "break" the Fourth Wall, it disintegrates it with Jason talking to ME, The Reader, more than he speaks with Kevin, his companion and, it seems, unrequited crush. Also, spelling and word choice need checking, because there were some "Whatchu talkin' 'bout, Jason?" moments for me.There are cautionary tales within, and it seems Jason does so many things to put himself in jeopardy--especially for a gay virgin. Perhaps it's me, having been a petite woman since puberty, but going and sleeping in guys' beds often gives them the idea that SOMETHING will happen, even if it was previously agreed that NOTHING would happen. This is a simple fact of 99.9% of human interaction. So, Jason seems intellectually naive assuming that all these guys he hangs with will be chaste, just because he is. There are fun parts, and the banter is saucy, but I kinda left it with a sour taste. I hate unrequited interests. <<--My problem. I'm sure more will be revealed in a sequel, but I'm not sure the writing is strong enough to bring me back.

  • Skye Blue ☆*~゚ლ(´ڡ`ლ)~*☆
    2019-06-08 14:54

    I loved it. The non-fiction tag is what drew me to the story. It left me wanting more.Very entertaining, and humorous.But it also has serious moments.Oh, and one ex I wanted to punch in the throat.

  • Kathleen Ewing
    2019-05-29 12:09

    Queer Dirty Laundry is the story of Kevin and Jason's road trip for a weekend of fun in Philadelphia. As they are in the car then on the train, the two discuss many memories of Jason's sexual awakening. Some are sweet, some are funny, some are just why? We don't learn much about Kevin other than one story and that their destination is his sister's studio apartment. Plus, Kevin never seems to realize that the stories about James are a warning as much as a recounting. This is not surprising given how self-centered he is.The format reminds me of several of my own road trip stories in the way the conversation flowed. However, the unequal mix of the retelling was weird given that Kevin was not driving the whole trip. The opening says names were changed to protect the innocent and some are multiple people under one name. There is one story unfinished that I really wanted to read. Also, there is only one concrete time reference, so the reader wonders how far in the past these stories are. I give this book 2.5 stars.

  • Bob Krause
    2019-06-10 09:15

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading Queer Dirty Laundry. As I read this I saw myself sitting in the car with Jason and Kevin. It was easy to read and a bit of an emotional roller coaster. They recounted some of their past experiences, from an attempted rape to first time experience. Through their flashbacks you get to know some of their friends and ex boyfriends. Personally I found myself most relating to James, having been in a heterosexual relationship myself, before coming to terms with my own sexuality. When I reached the end of the book I was disappointed, I wanted more. I thought, "Noooo, you can't end it here!" It left me wanting more. Talk about a cliffhanger. I'm hoping a sequel, or continuation is planned.

  • Jess
    2019-06-11 09:20

    I enjoyed this book/novella! Right away the prologue sucked me in! I liked how it went back and forth from the two main characters hanging out and talking to snippets of Jason's life from coming out to first experiences. It definitely made me laugh at times too! I really loved the friendship between Jason and Kevin :) I also enjoyed his first book, Salty Aftertaste and look forward to the next!

  • Kenike
    2019-05-24 15:23

    I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my review. I thought this book was very entertaining. I hated what happened to Jason and Kevin was a riot!!! It reminds me of the ups and downs of my best friend and I. We argue and dont speak for weeks. Then work it out and are talking again. Its not like what I usually read but I always like to try something different. It was great

  • Gaby
    2019-05-29 11:03

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through the DBML program in the M/M Romance group.I hate giving such low rating to some books, especially because I know that writers put a lot of effort into their books. So, I hope, that this review is at least helpful for Jason Lloyd, the writer of this book.I don't think the blurb was very accurate, to be honest. While it does say that it's about two friends sharing experiences and all it also gave me the impression that there was a major change in the MC's life.. Didn't really see that. The book works as a sort of memoir. Jason and his friend Kevin go on a trip to meet another friend. While on the road they start talking about different experiences they'd had. The idea is brilliant, actually, putting two friends together that bond deeper over a trip where they sort of bare their souls to each other. Unfortunately, the way it was managed didn't work for me. The story actually starts strong, with Jason thinking over his past and how stuff change us and how difficult it is to have a happy ending, but as the story goes by it starts to get weaker and weaker. Some of the things that they remember are good material for a book, but it was the way it was put that made it sound... um.. unrealistic? somehow?. There's a rape attempt in the book - beware those who avoid this kind of topic -, and after Jason finishes telling his story there's an abrupt change of topic that left me wondering what the hell had happened. I think that he writer's idea might have been that Jason's friend, Kevin, would have wanted to lighten up the mood but it seemed like he didn't care for it. As a story of two friends bonding I expected a different reaction. The memories aren't really connected one to another, and that's all right, our memories aren't always connected, but in this case when put together, they should have served a purpose, and I just didn't see that purpose. The exchanges between the characters were rather trivial, I think... And I'm sorry to say this but it was a waste because, as I said before, the experiences that Jason goes through are good book material.The story needs editing, lots of editing. The writer needs to find the purpose of the main character going through his life and sharing those moments with his best friend. The book also needs checking for punctuation errors and some spelling errors, too. I'm definitely NOT an expert but I did spot some of each. Some of the characters seem kind of pointless and in some way distract the reader because they don't seem to be there for a good reason except to just fill a couple of pages. The two main characters need depth. As a reader, I like to be able to see through the character's mind and understand how their background affected them so they are what they are today. The blurb promised that, but didn't deliver. BOTH main characters have potential, but they need a lot of work.

  • Anna Goerlitz
    2019-06-17 12:15

    1.5 starsI received a free copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review. hmmm, I am not sure what this was... The blurp states that it is a coming of age story, and I guess, in some ways it could be labeled as such...There is really no plot to speak of, but the story is narrated by Jason, who relates his life story in snippets, to his friend Kevin during a car ride to the train station - going to visit Kevin sister (I think, at least there is a reference to the two being related).The stories have nothing to bind them together, they are random experiences from Jasons life. Bullying in school, chat room friends, coming out as gay, his first boyfriend, losing his virginity etc. In the end I was left with a strange feeling of, huh? What was the point of this? I am guessing, based on the timeline of the stories Jason are telling, that Jase and Kevin are in their late twenties. This is only a guess though, because it would seem that Kevin lives with his mum, and they both behave like 12 year olds, their "banter" is forced and sound like they deliberately try to "one up" each other on who can be most vulgar...This story needs a lot of things, an editor first and foremost! There are typo's, errors and past and present tense switching at the drop of an hat, sometimes even within the same sentence - it is incredibly annoying and distracting! It reads more like a rough draft than a finished story.And it feels like the story got away from the writer, because it starts out quite strong, with Jasons "life flashing before his eyes"-moment after a near collision and ends up with thoughts in a similar vein, when sitting next to his best friend on a step outside the sisters' apartment building...Also, besides the point that all of the characters we are introduced to are unlikeable, there are a lot of interesting things you could have run with buried inside the little tales of Jason's childhood, adolescence and youth...But unfortunately the author seems to be just as afraid of touching anything meaningful or deep as his characters are, so we never get to delve into anything. We skirt along the surface of bullying, near rapes, of possessive assholish boyfriends etc.One character are allowed to throw out a few deep-ish platitudes, but she always quickly follows them up with having read them on a hallmark card, just to ensure that we realise how corny she is being. I think there were the bones of something interesting in here, but it turned out to diffuse to be anything really... So you end up feeling indifferent towards it.

  • blub
    2019-05-26 16:14

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This book turned out to be different from what I expected it to be. I kind of thought the story was going to be fictitious but it really turned out be a bit of the opposite. Readers are kind of taken on this little adventure with Jason and Kevin on their trip into Philadelphia from the suburbs. On their trip the two relate stories about their sex life and people watch. The tales shared by Kevin and Jason were a bit farfetched and their behavior a bit exaggerated. They literally flit from topic to topic and came off as a bit ADD for me. Their flamboyant personality had it's a appeal but just wasn't enough for me in this story. I had some issues with the stories Jason were relating. For example (view spoiler)[the attempted rape on him by some stranger while he was trying to find his lost keys on campus. I found it a bit hard to believe that no one heard him screaming his head off, even at night at a college there are always people around. The actions he took after was a bit disappointing and I felt he could have sent a more positive message for other victims. The way Kevin showed no concern for Jason after he was told of that night also didn't sit well for me. The reaction with the Gatorade and the story related with that was also something I couldn't exactly believe. He claims that he suffered extreme bullying from grades 6-12 but later in the book he also mentions everyone in high school was fine with his coming out as gay. I found it hard to believe no one would come to his aid in all that time, his parents or teachers. The drunk's phone and all those pictures and the videos was another part in the book I found hard to believe. I mean it probably could be possible but who would leave those type of pictures and videos laying around without protecting their privacy. The guy obviously had a kid in his life and it would have been stupid of him not to have ensured that his child wouldn't see those type of things.(hide spoiler)] All of these things did add some spice to the book and did make it simpler to finish reading the book in a timely manner but didn't feel realistic.

  • Tsubaki
    2019-06-02 09:08

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.-Edited as of July 25th in correspondence with the changed summary: I'm really not sure how I feel about this story being a nonfictional memoir-ish retelling of a person's life. I really can't say I enjoyed the callous way some very sensitive subject matters were handled.The book was a emotional Drop Zone. The story shifts abruptly between moments of seriously dark and slapstick. One moment Jason is recounting about how he was almost raped in a dark alley and Kevin follows up with talking about how his mother had caught him masturbating in his room the night before. One moment Jason has a too close encounter with death and the next, the two are joking/mocking each other about how they would be buried. I'm all for dark humour, but that's just bad taste.I also find it impossible to believe that Jason could have been viciously bullied and harassed for being different/gay as a child/teen and still grow up to act out every one of those derogatory terms anyways. Not to mention surrounding himself with friends that are so far off from the societal norm, I don't even know how to refer to them without sounding crass. I can't possibly be the only person who thinks that's at least a little sketchy. And disconcerting. It's hard to explain out of context, but the characters just didn't click for me. Their conversational topics and tone were strange, their banter came out forced, and their actions and personalities were so over the top, it was painful to read at times.Another issue that this book suffers from is the lack of editing and proofreading. There were quite a few typos, missing words/punctuation, and grammatical errors scattered throughout the book. Minor errors I can tolerate and ignore, but when I have to re-read something to try and figure out what the author meant, that's pushing it a little. The story did present some interesting topics, some were okay, most however, were seriously lacking in the presentation and execution.

  • Hearts On Fire Reviews
    2019-05-26 10:54

    Reviewer: LucyGenre: MM Contemporary3.5 HeartsSee Review Here: Hearts On Fire ReviewsFacebook link: This book reads sort of like an autobiography of Jason, as he relates the important (and some not so important but funny) moment of his life. Jason Lloyd (author) says the book is loosely based on his blog of the same name, so that may be the reason for that feet.Kevin and Jason are friends, on a road trip to Philly to visit friends and maybe get into trouble. I like the interaction between the two, they talk like best friends would. The book is told in a series of little stories between the friends. The good thing is that this is how friends might talk on a road trip, just random stream of thought kind of things. The bad thing is, it is sort of all over the place for the reader. There’s everything from an almost rape to almost car accident, coming out, bullying, embarrassing moments.The book veers in emotions and sometimes it didn’t work. As Jason tells the story of nearly being raped while in college, it should be a heavy moment but Kevin sort of brushes it off and that bothered me. And at other? Yes, it did, like listening in on a really interesting conversation and that was when the book was the best.There are some secondary characters introduced who don’t really get enough depth to know them well, although the time we get of Knockers, well, I liked him. I loved the premise of this, two best friends sharing secrets, but the responses and sometimes the way things were told didn’t make it seem important enough. “Nothing haunts us more than the things that we are too scared to say.” I did love that, I just wish there had been more.It’s meandering, serious (sometimes not serious enough) and funny.And just a random note – I adored the dedication by the author to his mother.

  • S. Lee
    2019-06-17 12:02

    I will admit this book is definitely not for everyone, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The book is set as a memoir. In the very beginning of the book after the copyright info, the author states that this book is actually creative nonfiction and is based on a true story. I found that interesting.The story starts off with Jason and Kevin on their way to Philadelphia to visit friends and along their trip, certain things happen to trigger memories. These memories are flashbacks that are told in either Jason’s or Kevin’s voice. The book is set in the present and then the majority of the dramatic/funny events are told through past memories.I enjoyed all the memories (flashbacks) that were told. I felt like I was a third passenger in that car with Jason and Kevin. Although some of the stories told are dramatic and dark, most of the book is actually funny! I found myself laughing out loud at certain parts. The banter between the two main characters is great! This is how gay men talk! I could relate to some of the topics, especially how awkward first times can be. This book brought back some of my own memories in my early twenties. I think any gay man can relate. The friendship between Jason and Kevin is what really shines in this memoir. They play well off each other. There are a few touching moments between them that remind me of my best friend and I. It’s true what they say, no one knows you better than your bestie.This really isn't part of my review, but it was an observation. I read previous reviews on this book, and I don’t understand why they were so harsh! I can tell that this book is supposed to be a funny, light, touching story about the author’s experiences and relationships that had an impact on his life. Also, I’m not sure what version these reviewers received, but the copy I read was edited fine.

  • Averin
    2019-05-25 14:00

    I received this book free from the author and the Goodreads M/M Romance Group's programme "Don't Buy My Love" in exchange for an honest review.The first bit of honesty is that this book is not an M/M story. Perhaps the author wants to break into the M/M market, by all means do so. But marketing this Bildensromane as an m/m story does both the author and the reader a disservice. This book had problems with tense, POV, spelling, verb forms, timing and continuity, and at least one nonexistent word. Having looked at the author's blog, it seems not much editing went on between blog and ebook.Second bit of honesty: this book is like a gay Post-Modernist The Decameron, with only two storytellers. If most of this book is true, it feels like it. Heavy things happen with reasonable aftereffects. It's also laugh out loud funny at times. But it is very uneven. Third, if you already write m/m, are thinking about writing m/m, or just wonder "Is that really how gay men act?" read this book, it's almost a primer. I can hear many of my friends in the words of the narrator and his best bud. It's sweet and leaves you yearning. I wanted to yell "Doesn't Kevin read your blog? Tell him you love him already!"

  • Tamika♥RBF MOOD♥
    2019-05-20 13:07

    Need to have several drinks to write this review and go to sleep.I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through the DBML program in the M/M Romance group.Honestly, after reading the blurb I was super excited to read this book. This was a new author for me, as well as a first in the DBML program. I am so disappointed in this. The first 3% it was going good, then we come upon this obnoxious person known as Kevin. His character definitely pissed me off most of the book. Jason is the main character and on their way to a friend's celebration he reflects on his life! Now in the beginning we were lead to believe some car accident was going to kill or physically hurt one of the two. It wasn't the case, both mc managed to prevent the accident.My biggest issue with this novel was the back and forth, and the in between. I felt it was all over the place. I found myself wanting to skim through the pages for something equally interesting. I wish it could have been better, but we can we do!

  • Curtis
    2019-06-07 11:59

    Jason and Kevin are on a road trip to visit Kevin's sister and it leads to a bit of a storytelling session as they recount events from their past. Some are funny, some are serious, and some involve traumatic and defining events. The stories told are compelling and are how the reader gets to know the characters over the course of the book.Generally, I enjoyed this. The concept was interesting and the parallels of the journey in the car and the journeys of their lives seemed to work well for me. That said, it would have been nice to get more depth on the characters and who they are now--how did these events shape them? There were also times when it didn't seem like they threaded together as well as they could have. But it was still enjoyable and I'd recommend it as a quick and interesting read.Content warning: Discussions of sexual assault.

  • Angel
    2019-06-11 12:19

    I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.(view spoiler)[First off, I think the author would have been better served with an editor with a heavy hand. I don't think I've ever come across a book with so many errors in, spelling, punctuation and tense. I had thought this book was a coming of age story, but the blurb was later changed to state this was a semi-autobiography/memoir. If this is the case, I rather feel for the author and his experiences. Jason tells Kevin about his life after a near death experience. This reads as if one were reading a diary out loud. It's kinda confusing and a jumbled account of a life. There is very little segue between Jason's experiences and they don't really connect, leaving the reader more confused than anything. (hide spoiler)]

  • Stephanie
    2019-06-11 15:59

    I guess I should have read the premise of this book better. This is basically one friend airing out his "Queer" Dirty Laundry to his other friend. There's really no point to the story other than that. While some of its funny, some of it isn't. He tells his traumatizing time in school, to the time he almost got raped, to his controlling BF, to his first time coming out. While the writing is pretty good, I'm still kind of scratching my head.

  • Laurel
    2019-06-02 10:18

    Enjoyable light read. Characters were good -- liked Kevin & Jason's exchanges as they told their stories -- but would have liked to see their relationship develop more and to have more story at their destination. I hope to see full length e-romance from the author in the future.

  • Jeremy Lecoeur
    2019-06-15 16:17

    Great book. It's very entertaining and it will make you want to know what's next. It's one of those books that you don't wanna put down.

  • Minerva
    2019-06-10 09:17

    I was excited when I found this author, I'm a fan of non-fiction. Jason gives us snippets of his life. Sometimes they are sad, often times hilarious.

  • Jason Lloyd
    2019-06-13 10:59

  • Jason Lloyd
    2019-06-11 14:10