Dee Michel presents FRIENDS OF DOROTHY Wed, Oct 10 at 7 pm


Dee Michel

The Wizard of Oz is a long-established  pillar of popular culture. Oz is a whole world--the book itself and the many others in the series, as well as the movie. Dee Michel, a lifelong lover of the Oz books, discovered that they seem to have a particular appeal to gay men and boys.  Friends of Dorothy explores this phenomenon, drawing on extensive research and conversations, and uncovers interesting insights into both the Oz phenomenon and gay culture itself. Dee Michel devotes attention as well to the experience of gay boys encountering the world of Oz, and the psychological purposes it serves for them.  Friends of Dorothy is warmly written, solidly researched, and provides a  fascinating  look at  Oz and the gay community.

DEE MICHEL holds  a Ph.D. in Library and Information Sciences and has spoken extensively on the theme of Oz and  the gay community at academic conferences, gay studies classes, and at the Library of Congress.  He lives in Northampton.


Event date: 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Broadside Bookshop
Friends of Dorothy: Why Gay Boys and Gay Men Love the Wizard of Oz Cover Image
ISBN: 9780999701607
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dark Ink Press - June 5th, 2018