Queer Book Club

  • December 24, 2022

Join in a discussion of ¡Hola Papi! in DC on Wed., Dec. 28th, at 7 p.m.!

Queer Book Club

December’s Queer Book Club pick is Hola Papi: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons by John Paul Brammer.

About the book:

The first time someone called John Paul (JP) Brammer “Papi” was on the gay hookup app Grindr. At first, it was flattering; JP took this as white-guy speak for “hey, handsome.” But then it happened again and again…and again, leaving JP wondering: Who the hell is Papi?

Soon, this racialized moniker became the inspiration for his now wildly popular advice column “¡Hola Papi!,” launching his career as the Cheryl Strayed for young queer people everywhere — and some straight people, too. JP had his doubts at first — what advice could he really offer while he himself stumbled through his early 20s? Sometimes, the best advice comes from looking within, which is what JP does in his column and book — and readers have flocked to him for honest, heartfelt wisdom, and more than a few laughs.

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