"Just by Looking at Him" by Ryan O'Connell (Queer as Folk - Co-Star) 8/7 at 3pm

East End Books Ptown Presents: "Just by Looking at Him" by Ryan O'Connell (Queer as Folk - Co-Star) 8/7 at 3pm.  *In Conversation with Jonathan Parks-Ramage "Yes, Daddy."  

Help us welcome Ryan O'Connell & Jonathan Parks-Ramage back to East End Books Ptown for a waterfront & virtual book event.

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Ryan O’Connell (he/him) is the Emmy-nominated creator, writer, and star of Netflix’s Special, which is based on his memoir, I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves. He’s also written for other TV shows like Will & GraceAwkward, and Peacock’s Queer as Folk revival, which he also stars in. He lives, laughs, and loves in Los Angeles with his partner, Jonathan Parks-Ramage. 

Jonathan Parks-Ramage's writing has been widely published in such outlets as ViceSlateOutWAtlas ObscuraBroadly, and Elle. He is an alumnus of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Parks-Ramage lives in Los Angeles with his partner, Ryan O'Connell. Yes, Daddy is his debut novel.

Emmy-nominated and Writer’s Guild Award-winning actor Ryan O’Connell is adding novelist to his running list of accolades with his highly-anticipated debut JUST BY LOOKING AT HIM.

Ryan’s debut novel Just by Looking at Him is a darkly witty and touching story that follows a gay TV writer with cerebral palsy as he fights addiction and searches for acceptance in an overwhelmingly ableist world. Ryan O’Connell is an author with a mission to tell queer disabled stories, and Just by Looking at Him “dive(s) into what it's like as a disabled person to move through a world that is not built with you in mind and how the system is sort of rigged against you in explicit and implicit ways" and how you "have to perform insane mental gymnastics to get through,” (The Hollywood Reporter).

Eliot appears to be living the dream as a successful TV writer with a doting boyfriend. But behind his Instagram filter of a life, he’s grappling with an intensifying alcohol addiction, a an obsession with sex workers, and overwhelming insecurity.

After falling down a rabbit hole of sex, drinking, and Hollywood backstabbing, Eliot decides to limp his way towards redemption. But facing your demons is easier said than done.

Candid, biting, and refreshingly real, Just by Looking at Him offers incisive commentary on gay life, and a heart-centered, laugh-out-loud exploration of self. Readers of Melissa Broder’s Milk Fed and Kristin Arnett’s Mostly Dead Things will love this edgy debut.




Event date: 
Sunday, August 7, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
389 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657
Just by Looking at Him: A Novel By Ryan O'Connell Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982178581
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - June 7th, 2022

Yes, Daddy By Jonathan Parks-Ramage Cover Image
ISBN: 9780358697480
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial - May 31st, 2022

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Photo: Ryan Pfluger