I Love You Phillip Morris by Steve McVicker
I first encountered the story of Steven Russell while keeping an eye on the distribution of I Love You Phillip Morris, the 2009 film based on this book that wasn’t released Stateside until 2011 for various reasons—mostly, the frank depiction of queer sex acts and the fact that besides being about a gay couple, it wasn’t about being gay. Heaven forbid. In any case, it’s an incredible story, and I wanted to read the book after I saw the movie. (I know, I know, major bibliophilic sin…) And actually? I’d recommend seeing the movie first.