Pride Book Affair: Wednesday 7th March, 18h30

18h30 at Alexan­der Bar & Café, 76 Strand Street. Entrance Free. Part of Cape Town Pride 2012.

Meet author Trevor Klein­hans who has been caus­ing waves with his bru­tally hon­est and some­times shock­ing auto­bi­og­ra­phy about grow­ing up gay in South Africa, Secrets Make You Sick. Inno­cence and abuse, guilt, con­fu­sion, sleazy pub­lic sex, raves and pink par­ties, orgies, flir­ta­tion, lust, seduc­tion, drugs and dis­ease, mind-blowing sex, joy and heartache, HIV, courage, brav­ery, depres­sion and anx­i­ety, Agony and ECSTACY, addic­tion, tat­toos and body pierc­ings, steroids and gym….Got your atten­tion yet? This is just a taste of things to come in a roller­coaster of a story. The author expe­ri­enced a lot of adver­sity in his life, includ­ing sex­ual abuse, depres­sion, heartache, a string of emo­tion­ally abu­sive rela­tion­ships, sick­ness and addic­tion which nearly destroyed him. Yet he some­how sur­vived to tell the tale, which he does quite graph­i­cally in his book. It is a cau­tion­ary tale, with­out being preachy, illus­trat­ing that no mat­ter how in com­mand you think you are, your life can eas­ily spi­ral out of control.

Trevor will be talk­ing about Secrets Make You Sick and the amaz­ing reac­tion he has had to it. Book lovers will be able to meet him at the Pride Book Event being hosted at the fab­u­lously quirky Alexan­der Bar & Café. He will also be sign­ing copies of the book.