Diary of a Viagra Fiend

About The Book

Announcing a major new comic talent -- from dancing in S+M clubs to snorting Viagra, a brilliant, unflinching, and uproaurious set of stories from the edge of sex.
It all starts when "Lolita," Jayson Gallaway's nineteen-year-old girlfriend, delays their connubial bliss by deciding to alphabetize their CD collection. Little does she know, however, that Gallaway has recently ingested Viagra to see what happens. Well, the entire city of San Francisco can see what's happened -- for God's sake, it's hard to miss. But by the time the CDs have been arranged, the light of morning isn't the only thing that's soft. So Gallaway does what any self-respecting lover would do: He crushes the last little blue pill and snorts it. Though it "burns like nothing I've ever snorted in my life," the moment of madness leads to " a physical congress that is indeed the stuff of legend."
And so begins Jayson Gallaway's hilarious ride around his libido, a titillating, tumultuous, and downright funny trek with stops on the TV show 20/20, quality time with the San Francisco fire department and their metal cutter, at Burning Man, and in a slew of sex and S+M clubs. By the time we reach his attempt to donate sperm (for financial gain, you understand), we're almost expecting his mom to call. And then she does so, right in the mid-tug. "Be a good boy and God Bless," she says, before hanging up.
With unmatched candor and an eye for side-splitting one-liners, Jayson Gallaway proves himself to be a sort of David Sedaris of the bedroom. Diary of a Viagra Fiend is a stupendously funny debut from a passionately outspoken humorist.

About The Author

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Jayson Gallaway (pictured here on the right) has been a gossip columnist, a guest on ABC's 20/20, and a dancer at a bondage club, among other things. His work has appeared on salon.com, in the San Jose Metro, and in Just 18 magazine. Diary of a Viagra Fiend is his first book.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books (June 22, 2004)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780743493932

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Raves and Reviews

"Mr. Gallaway [is] hyperverbal, apparently well-read...able to deftly brandish words like 'frottage' in simple sentences."
-- The New York Times

"If Jayson Gallaway sold his soul to the Devil to be funny, sharp, and witty, he got his eternity's worth. [He] rocks. Have a great time in hell, my friend."
-- Laurie Notaro, author of The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club

"[G]leefully filthy...Gallaway is sort of a hard-core George Plimpton, trying on different (rubber) costumes that don't fit."
-- Palm Beach Post

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