by Ron J. Suresha
Bear Bones Books, 2009, softbound, $25.00
Bears on Bears: Interviews & Discussions (1st ed.)
Alyson Publications, 2002, softbound, $14.95
In 25 candid discussions, Bears on Bears: Interviews & Discussions, foremost two-legged bear authority and independent masculinities scholar Ron J. Suresha brings together 57 contributors from around the world, from a rich variety of masculine perspectives and backgrounds.
With lighthearted playfulness as well as thoughtful examination, these Bears describe themselves, their lives and loves, their sense of masculinity, and their flourishing community.
Widely excerpted and broadly acclaimed in the GLBTIQA media, Bears on Bears is the first nonfiction book compiled primarily from online discussions and interviews.
This moving, often humorous, and groundbreaking collection of voices gathered from inside and around the edge of this unique subculture is both entertaining and enlightening.
Contributors include: “Survivor” Richard Hatch, comedian Bruce Vilanch, model Jack Radcliffe, cartoonist Tim Barela, physician Dr. Larry Mass, former state senator Rick Trombly; authors David Bergman, S. Bear Bergman, Michael Bronski, Drew Campbell, Jack Fritscher, Wayne Hoffman, Richard Labonté, Arnie Kantrowitz, Kirk Read, Eric Rofes, Mark Thompson, and Les Wright.