Intimacy Idiot

Intimacy Idiot by Isaac Oliver: EW review

Like any young memoirist worth reading, Oliver has mastered the art of self-deprecation. (He describes his body type as “Old Lady, Slouchy, or ‘It’ll Do.’ ”) But with the title of this hilarious book of essays, Oliver may not be giving himself enough credit. He really isn’t an idiot when it comes to intimacy, at least with his readers, because he’s so good at spilling secrets without scaring us away. The story of his hookup with a man who wears dolphin costumes turns into a poignant reflection on self-acceptance.

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