Keep Sweet: My Homemade Recipe for a Fulfilling Gay Life (Hardcover)
(This item cannot be returned.)
"With honesty, self-awareness, and plenty of humor, Joshua Gonzales delivers a life-affirming memoir about seeing the beauty in painful experiences, standing strong against adversity, and staying positive no matter what life may throw our way."
- Daniel Aleman, author of INDIVISIBLE
"Keep Sweet is filled with uplifting, thoughtful, and easily digestible bits of good advice. Joshua Gonzales shares how he jump-started his own life with kindness, positivity, and a blazing streak of gay. YA readers will be eager to get their lives started after reading this enthusiastic road map."
- Richie Jackson, author of Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son
"In his memoir Keep Sweet, Joshua has created a charming booster shot to the soul for young adults everywhere. He exudes an irrepressible optimism as he recounts tales of his life transition from an awkward Texas teen in a large Latine family to an out and proud, married gay actor working in New York City. But he also delivers the important messages of diversity, love, and inclusion that the world sorely needs right now. This book is a must-read for all queerlings and those that love them "
- Britt East, author of A Gay Man's Guide to Life
Keep Sweet: My Homemade Recipe for a Fulfilling Gay Life tells how a Mexican-American kid, raised in the small town of Huntsville, Texas, kept believing in his innate fabulousness, and how that led him to finding a secret same-sex romance while attending a private Baptist university, then to being thrust into working with his Broadway idols minutes after stepping foot into New York City. Joshua Gonzales rolls out his own inspiring life story, peppered with wit, enthusiasm, and wry, tough-love advice.
This is no Misery Memoir. Through tough lessons learned, Joshua shows that, with your own foresight and self-determination, you can skirt the path of potential misery, while keeping your humor and optimism intact. And may we all help the next generation of queer youth grow into the out, proud, empathetic, kind, and powerful adults they were born to be.
Based in New York City, Joshua Gonzales is a Mexican-American performer and content creator best known for Guest Star and Co-Star roles on ABC, Lifetime, CNN, and theatre credits Off-Broadway, on National Tours, and on regional stages across America. For six years, Joshua served as a company member and communications associate for Third Rail Projects, the premier immersive theatre company based in New York City. Joshua holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in theatre performance.
When not working, Joshua loves spending time with his husband making espresso martinis or hunting down the latest new pastry treat in the city. You can often find Joshua in the gym, blasting Mariah Carey through his earbuds.