Now in print: FUR: the love of hair

FUR: THE LOVE OF HAIRNEW BOOK RELEASE
FUR: THE LOVE OF HAIR, by SURESHA/MCGILLIVRAY, from BRUNO GMÜNDER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MAY 1, 2012
PUBLICATION DATE: MAY 1, 2012 (EUROPE), MAY 8, 2012 (WORLDWIDE)

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FUR: The love of hair

A handsomely illustrated coffee-table homage to the erotic manly hirsute physique!

“To love hair is human, to fur-give is divine.”

Continuing the bestselling line of gorgeously printed illustrated men’s pictorial books from leading German publisher Bruno Gmünder, FUR: the love of hair further explores the manscape of the masculine hirsute male using dozens of iconic and original contemporary images, all exploring the endless delights of men’s hair.

The photographs and illustrations in FUR portray the gorgeousness of male body hair by the leading names in the Bear art community, including many independent and lesser-known artists who have produced outstanding work.

The richly erotic and diverse artistic expression on display in FUR the love of hair represents a true global collaboration, with contributing artists from Japan, Australia, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Argentina, Peru, Mexico, Canada, and the United States.

Commentary, information, insight, and personal essays in both English and German, interspersed among the images, examine and celebrate various aspects of gay/bi/queer male fur as they are displayed on various parts, and the whole, of the body.

FUR the love of hair is a visually captivating, innovative, and provocative coffee-table book that explores, reveals, and celebrates the worldwide cult of the hairy masculine man.

About the authors: Ron J. Suresha is the author of Bears on Bears: Interviews & Discussions, a three-time Lambda Literary Award Finalist, and Acquisitions Editor for the Bear Bones Books imprint of Lethe Press. Scott McGillivray was the Editor, Designer, and Associate Publisher of Bear Magazine1998 – 2002, and of 100% Beef Magazine 2002 – 2010, and is Editorial Director at BearCentral.com.

The 52 contributors to FUR include these artists:
Exterface • Jack Fritscher • Michael Kirwan • Minoru • Mascular Studios • Mike Thorn
Blade Bannon • John Rand • Tom Bianchi • Guy Thomas • Inked Kenny • Rolando Mérida
Brent Marr • D.Chooi Doodles • Ed Luce/Wuvable Oaf • Gian Orso • BeefyBlimps
Mack • BearFilms • Rafael Lopez • Bear Picture Art • Gengorah Tagame
SF Bearhunter • Pantheon Studios • Sandrobear • Angel Colon • Flaming Artist • TJ Norris

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Fur
The love of hair
by Ron J. Suresha & Scott McGillivray
Bruno Gmünder Verlag   •   Available everywhere May 8, 2012
Hardbound  •  256 pp.  •  8.25 x 11.5 inches
ISBN-10: 3-86787-242-2  •   ISBN-13: 978-3-86787-242-3
Categories: Gay Erotica / Art / Men’s Studies

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To order, and for more information, go to
www.BrunoGmuender.com
www.TLABooks.com
www.RonSuresha.com

Please note the following book signings (subject to change):

SUNDAY, JUNE 3RD, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Rockbar, 185 Christopher St., NYC 10014 (corner of Weehawken/West Side H’way)

with contributing photographer Angel Colon
Facebook: http://snurl.com/239e6ci

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SATURDAY, JUNE 9TH, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Giovanni’s Room, 345 South 12th Str., Philadelphia, PA 19107, 215-923-2960
with contributing photographer Mighty Tony

Order the book from Queerbooks:
Event page: http://www.queerbooks.com/event/reading-ron-suresha-contributors

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THURSDAY, JUNE 14TH, 9:00 – 10:00 PM
Triangles Café, Danbury, CT
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/events/297665360326993/

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SATURDAY, JULY 14TH, 12:00 NOON – 1:30 PM
Porch Bar, Gifford House Inn, 9 Carver St, Provincetown, MA 02657, 508-487-0688
with cover model Jordan

During Ptown Bear Week
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/396398437046187/

Author: Ron Suresha

Ron Jackson Suresha is an editor, anthologist, and writer. He is considered an authority on emergent queer masculinities, in particular the subcultures of gay and bi male Bears and of male bisexuality. For Ron's service to the bear community, he was named "Bear of the Year" 2008. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Suresha attended the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, 1976-8), where he studied creative writing, and Vista College (Berkeley, Cal., 1989-92), where he studied American Sign Language. For more than two decades, he has worked as a freelance proofreader for trade book publishers such as Shambhala Publications. He was married in October 2004 to Rocco Russo. He is also a licensed Justice of the Peace in Connecticut, an ordained minister, ULC, and a member of the New London Green Party. Nonfiction works include Bears on Bears: Interviews & Discussions; Bi Men: Coming Out (coeditor, with Pete Chvany); Bisexual Perspectives on the Life and Work of Alfred C. Kinsey (editor). His latest book is The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin: Stories, jests, and donkey tales of the beloved Persian folk hero, published by Lethe Press.