‘Gay Like Me’

Nathan Johnson, courtesy CNN
Richie Jackson and Don Lemon.

Author Richie Jackson will engage in conversation with CNN’s Don Lemon on Saturday, February 15, at 4 PM at BookHampton in East Hampton.

Jackson, an award-winning Broadway, TV, and film producer, reflects on his own experiences as a gay man in America in his book “Gay Like Me,” which serves as a love letter to his son, who came out when he was 15.

“My son is kind, responsible, and hardworking. He is ready for college. He is not ready to be a gay man living in America,” stated the author.

The book reflects on the progress as well as setbacks of the LGBTQ community over the past half-century. It celebrates parenting and gay identity, and serves as a powerful warning for his son. It’s a message that resonates with readers, including gay men, around the world.

Jackson most recently produced the Tony Award-nominated Harvey Fierstein’s “Torch Song” on Broadway. He was executive producer on Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie” and co-executive produced the film “Shortbus,” directed by John Cameron Mitchell.

Lemon anchors “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon.” He has co-moderated presidential debates and has reported on-the-scene for many breaking news stories, including the Las Vegas shooting, the Orlando shooting at Pulse Nightclub, the Charleston church shooting, the Boston Marathon bombing, and many others.

For more information, visit www.bookhampton.com.

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