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“My Dear, Sweet Self”
  A Hot Peach Life


                                                 Jimmy Camicia's

  "My Dear, Sweet Self:

       A Hot Peach Life"


Real Reviews:

This is more than a memoir, it is a look at how we once lived and loved.

    Amos Lassn/USA


  ... loved your book to pieces n devoured it in 2 daze

    Ned Asta/Ithaca

... enjoyed it immensely. Reading it I heard your voice ... so it was as if you talked to me privately. Through it I realized how much the world has changed in just over 40 years. Well I knew that of course but reading your history brought it all back-I just saw it more clearly.

      Johan Meester/Amsterdam 

Congratulations and thank you for publishing My Dear, Sweet Self which I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading. It’s an important contribution to the history of New York theatre history and the struggles of the downtown scene. Your writing was fluent, easy to read and moved at quite a lick. 

      S. Feather/London

I'm reading your book with lots of pleasure. I like your self-irony what probably got you through these crazy years after all. Also Huub bought the book and loves it. It's a page turner. 

     J. Robijns/Amsterdam

... this is one of the best. I am loving this book! Jimmy writes like he talks & for anyone who has heard him talk, well, you are in for a treat. From his Jerseyboyz youth through swinging 60's London to post-Stonewall radical NYC gay theatre: it's all here. Must reading for anyone who is interested in LGBT& history.

Susan Pohlmann/NYC


From 1972 to 1998, New York City's gay theater troupe the Hot Peaches astonished audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. In this refreshing memoir, Jimmy Camicia, the company's founder, playwright, director, and reluctant star, exposes the improbable path that led from Elizabeth, New Jersey, to the glamorous, gritty stages of international alternative theater and his outrageous band of collaborators. The Hot Peaches celebrated, chronicled, and sometimes led the way through the highs and lows of the gay revolution. Camicia's scripts attacked the issues head-on with humor and pizazz, from life-in-drag to outing to the AIDS crisis to "Chicks with Dicks," one of his songs for "The Fall of the Wall Revue." In this frank account, illustrated with performances photos and punctuated with lyrics to his songs, he introduces the unique characters who inspired him and sometimes broke his heart and shares the pleasures and rewards of the creative life.

Product Details

  1. ISBN-13: 9780979473692      Publisher: Fast Books      Publication date: 3/15/2013      Pages: 228      Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.52 (d)


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