Whistling has long been used to entertain and to communicate; the short stories of Gregg Shapiro also entertain and convey his skilled recollections of the past. The gay men found in these pages are sardonic: they drink, they indulge, they offer wry comments on friends, family and life. In other words, they are a joy to read.
Gregg Shapiro is the author of Protection and Lincoln Avenue. A native of Chicago, Gregg lives with his husband in Fort Lauderdale.
“You don’t have to be gay, Jewish, or from Chicagoland to fall hard for Gregg Shapiro’s new story collection. How to Whistle–tart, tender, and terribly wise–has lessons for everybody.” – James Magruder, Love Slaves of Helen Hadley Hall
“Shapiro’s stories capture the breadth and variety of human relationships–friends, lovers, and family; casual and deep; social and sexual. Funny, sad, tragic, and full of surprises, they will keep you reading to the very end and wanting more.” – John D’Emilio, author of Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America