Revised September 20, 1998

Jewish GLBT-related Biographies & Memoirs [A-L]
Also see Jewish GLBT-related Biographies & Memoirs [M-Z]

Titles marked *WANTED - the Archives is interested in obtaining any edition
Titles marked **WANTED - the Archives is interested in obtaining a hardcover edition
  1. Aimée & Jaguar: A Love Story, Berlin 1943.
    Erica Fischer
    [1995. NY:HarperCollins. ISBN:0060183500 0060984295]
    Aimée and Jaguar were pet names for Lilly Wust and Felice Schragenheim, two lesbian lovers before and during the Holocaust. Felice, who was Jewish, did not survive Auschwitz. This extensive biography includes many wonderful photographs of the couple. Translated from the original German.
  2. Auden in Love: The Intimate Story of a Lifelong Love Affair.
    Dorothy J.Farnan, [1984. NY:Simon and Schuster. ISBN:0671504185 0452007720]
    An account of the intimate relationship between W.H. Auden and his Jewish lover, Chester Kallman.
  3. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.
    Gertrude Stein [1990 © 1933. NY:Vintage Books. ISBN:067972463X 067972463X]
  4. Back Door To Heaven. *WANTED
    by Rabbi Lionel Blue [1977. London:Darton, Longman and Todd. ISBN:0232514224]
    Memoirs of a gay rabbi.
  5. Barry and Alice: Portrait of a Bisexual Marriage.
    Barry Kohn & Alice Matusow [1980. Englewood Cliffs, NJ:Prentice-Hall/Simon & Schuster. ISBN:0130561509 0130561509]
    Barry and Alice called themselves a "bisexual couple," though in reality Kohn was a gay man and Matusow a political lesbian. The couple divorced soon after the publication of this book. Barry went on to lead an openly gay life and died of AIDS-related complications a few years ago.
  6. Bernstein: A Biography.
    Joan Peyser [1987. NY:Beech Tree Books/William Morrow. ISBN:0688049184 0345352963]
    A biography of Leonard Bernstein which discusses his homosexuality.
  7. The Biography of Alice B. Toklas. *WANTED
    by Linda Simon [1977/1991. NY:Doubleday/University of Nebraska Press. ISBN:0803292031]
  8. Body, Remember: A Memoir.
    Kenny Fries [Jan/1997. NY:Dutton. ISBN:0525941622]
    A beautifully written, moving memoir by a disabled poet and playwright who explores both the scars on his body and those on his psyche.
    review: Two right feet
  9. Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir.
    Paul Monette [1988. Orlando, FL:Harcourt Brace Jovanich. ISBN:0151135983 0380707799]
    Paul Monette's memoir of his late lover's [Roger Horwitz] battle with AIDS.
  10. Brian Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles.
    Ray Coleman [1989. NY:Viking/Penguin Books. ISBN:0670814741 0140097406]
  11. Can't Help Singin'. *WANTED
    by Gerald Mast
  12. Cancer in Two Voices.
    Sandra Butler & Barbara Rosenblum [1991/1996. San Francisco:Spinsters Book Company. ISBN:093321684X 1883523168]
  13. A Chorus Line and the Musicals of Michael Bennett.
    Ken Mandelbaum [1989. NY:St. Martin's Press. ISBN:0312030614 0312042809]
  14. Citizen Cohn: The Life and Times of Roy Cohn.
    Nicholas von Hoffman [1988. Garden City, NY:Doubleday & Company, Inc. ISBN:0385236905 9992819723]
  15. Coming Out Conservative: An Autobiography.
    Marvin Liebman [1992. San Francisco:Chronicle Books. ISBN:0811800733]
  16. Confessions of a Jewish Wagnerite: Being Gay and Jewish in America. **WANTED
    by Lawrence D. Mass, [1994. London:Cassell. ISBN:0304331104 0304331147]
    review: MASS APPEAL Brandon Judell
  17. Cravings: A Sensual Memoir.
    Jyl Lynn Felman [1997. Beacon Press. ISBN:0807070742]
  18. Cures: A Gay Man's Odyssey.
    Martin Duberman [1991. NY:Penguin/Plume. ISBN:0525249559 0452267803]
    "more than one man's personal history. For always in the background is the vivid portrait of changing times and shifting social attitudes, and of the rising groundswell of black, feminist, and gay liberation--movements in which Martin Duberman became an activist and through which he finally achieved his own liberation. Written with eloquence, wit, and remarkable candor, this compelling and important work, covering the two decades from 1950 to 1970, defines not only a life but a watershed era in American culture."
  19. Deborah, Golda and Me: Being Female and Jewish in America.
    Letty Cottin Pogrebin [1991. NY:Crown Publishers. ISBN:0517575175 0385425120]
  20. Dharma Lion: A Critical Biography of Allen Ginsberg.
    Michael Schumacher [1992. NY:St. Martin's Press. ISBN:0312081790 0312112637]
  21. The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition/Anne Frank.
    Anne Frank [1995. NY:Anchor Books, Doubleday. ISBN:0385480334]
  22. Dreams That Money Can Buy: The Tragic Life of Libby Holman.
    Jon Bradshaw [1985. NY:William Morrow. ISBN:0688011586]
  23. Enter Password: Recovery.
    Elly Bulkin [1990. Albany, NY:Turtle Books/Third Side Press. ISBN:0962546909 1879427109]
  24. Evenings With Horowitz: A Personal Portrait.
    David Dubal [1992. London:Robson Books/Birch Lane Press. ISBN:0860517977 1559720948]
  25. exile in the promised land: a memoir.
    Marcia Freedman [1990. Ithaca, NY:Firebrand Books. ISBN:093237977X 0932379761]
    "lively first-person account of her fourteen years in Israel, the story of a modern Jewish woman's longing to be at home in the homeland of the Jews. Emigrating from New York in 1967, making aliyah, the author became well-known in her adopted country as a feminist leader and founder of the Israeli women's liberation movement. In 1973 she was elected to the Knesset, the country's governing body. She left politics four years later, and left Israel itself soon after, feeling that this small, embattled nation could not tolerate the militant peace activist and lesbian she had become. At once both insider and outsider, Marcia Freedman offers a critical yet loving view of Israel, examining the contradictions between idealistic vision and flawed reality."
  26. Familiar Faces, Hidden Lives: The Story of Homosexual Men in America Today.
    Howard Brown [1976. NY:Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. ISBN:0151301492 0156301202]
  27. From Rags to Bitches: An Autobiography.
    Richard Blackwell & Vernon Patterson
    [1995. Los Angeles, CA:General Publishing Group. ISBN:1881649571]
  28. Geography of the Heart.
    Fenton Johnson [1996. NY:Scribner/Washington Square. ISBN:068481417X 0671009834]
  29. George Cukor: A Double Life.
    Patrick McGilligan [1991. NY:St. Martin's Press/HarperCollins. ISBN:031205419X 0312153775]
  30. George Mosse: "Ich bleibe Emigrant"--Gespräche mit George L. Mosse. *WANTED
    by Irene Runge & Uwe Stelbrink [1991. BRD.]
    George Mosse, schwul, aus jüdischem Elternhaus, emigrierte nach Amerika und wurde durch seine historischen Untersuchungen zum Nationalsozialismus berühmt. In diesem Interviewband steht nicht so sehr sein persönliches Leben im Vordergrund, sondern auch Motive und Hintergründe seiner Arbeit und politischen Entwicklung.
  31. Gertrude and Alice.
    Diana Souhami [1991. London:Pandora Press. ISBN:0044408331 0062509152]
  32. Ginsberg: A Biography.
    Barry Miles [1989. NY:Simon and Schuster/HarperCollins. ISBN:0671507133 0060973439]
  33. Gluck 1895-1978: her biography.
    Diana Souhami [1990. London:Pandora Press. ISBN:0863582362 0044405456]
  34. Home Fires: An Intimate Portrait of One Middle-Class Family in Postwar America.
    Donald Katz [1993 ©1992. NY:HarperCollins Publishers. ISBN:0060190094 0060995025]
  35. Horowitz: A Biography of Vladimir Horowitz.
    Glenn Plaskin [1983. NY:William Morrow. ISBN:0688016162 0688026567]
    The first biography of Vladimir Horowitz to talk about his homosexuality.
  36. The Hunt.
    Maurice Sachs [1965. NY:Stein & Day. LC:6517186]
  37. Judy Holliday. *WANTED
    by Gary Carey
  38. Laurence Olivier: A Biography.
    Donald Spoto [1992. NY:HarperCollins Publishers. ISBN:0060183152 0061090352]
    This biography of Sir Laurence Olivier briefly discussed Olivier's love affair with Danny Kaye--an affair which lasted for several years.
  39. Leonard Bernstein.
    Humphrey Burton [1994. NY:Doubleday/Anchor. ISBN:0385423454 0385423527]
  40. Leonard Bernstein: A Life.
    Meryle Secrest [1994. NY:Alfred A. Knopf/Vintage. ISBN:0679407316 067973757X]
  41. Libby Holman: Body and Soul. *WANTED
    by Hamilton Darby Perry [1983. Boston:Little, Brown and Company/Simon & Schuster.]
  42. Life is not a rehearsal: a memoir.
    David Brudnoy
    [1997. NY: Doubleday. ISBN:0385482760]
  43. Lifetime Guarantee: A Journey Through Loss and Survival.
    Alice Bloch [1981. Watertown, MA:Persephone Press. ISBN:0930436091]
    Coming to terms with the death of her sister, Barbara, of leukemia, at age 20.
  44. A Little Original Sin: The Life and Work of Jane Bowles.
    Millicent Dillon [1981. NY:Holt, Rinehart and Winston/HarperColins. ISBN:0030583179 0060110597]
  45. Love, Anarchy and Emma Goldman.
    Candace Falk [1984. NY:Holt, Rinehart and Winston/Rutgers. ISBN:0813515130 0813515130]
  46. Lovers: The Story of Two Men.
    Michael Denneny [1979. NY:Avon Books. ISBN:0380430916]
    Chronicles the roller coaster relationship of Philip Gefter and Neil Alan Marks.

Also see Jewish GLBT-related Biographies & Memoirs [M-Z]