First Edition of The Best Little Boy in the World; Lengthily Inscribed by Andrew Tobias
The Best Little Boy in the World.
Tobias, Andrew (Writing as John Reid).$450.00
Item Number: 44077
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1973.
First edition of this classic account of growing up gay in America. Octavo, original cloth. Warmly inscribed and dated by Andrew Tobias on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed.
When The Best Little Boy in the World was first published in 1973, Andrew Tobias could write about what it had felt like to begin to accept his homosexuality, but he couldn't bring himself to sign his own name to the book, for fear of embarrassing his parents. And so it was "John Reid" who became a hero to the thousands of gay males who found in this memoir a mirror for their own experiences.