We Love Anderson Cooper

We Love Anderson Cooper

In this quirky, humorous, and deeply human short story collection, Pushcart Prize-nominated author R.L. Maizes reminds us that even in our most isolated moments, we are never truly alone.

In We Love Anderson Cooper, characters are treated as outsiders because of their sexual orientation, racial or religious identity, or simply because they look different. A young man courts the publicity that comes from outing himself at his bar mitzvah. When a painter is shunned because of his appearance, he learns to ink tattoos that come to life. A paranoid Jewish actuary suspects his cat of cheating on him—with his Protestant girlfriend.

In this debut collection, humor complements pathos. Readers will recognize themselves in these stories and in these protagonists, whose backgrounds are vastly different from their own—we’ve all been outsiders at some point.

Title:We Love Anderson Cooper
Edition Language:English
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    We Love Anderson Cooper Reviews

  • Elyse (retired from reviewing/semi hiatus) Walters

    NO SPOILERS... But.... I wish I could spill the beans. I adored these stories. 10 out of 11 stories were each memorable to me!! “Tattoo” is my ‘very’ favorite. A struggling artist with a maste...

  • R.L. Maizes

    It's too strange to review your own book. So instead I'm going to quote what two authors I admire had to say about it: "Told with humor and wisdom, these charming stories burst with possibility: At an...

  • Jennifer Blankfein

    This short story collection was an unexpected treat! Not really a short story reader, I was taken by surprise at how engaging the stories were and how engrossed in them I became in such a short time! ...

  • Cheri

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !!A collection of eleven short stories by R.L. Maizes, another new author for me.The first of these short stories is the one the title of the book is based on - “We Love Anderson C...

  • Larry H

    3.5 stars.I'm a big fan of short stories, but it doesn't seem like there have been many collections this year that have caught my eye. I'll need to remedy that, because every time I read a collection ...

  • Marjorie

    A young girl’s father dies and her mother gives her a parakeet to cheer her up but that only worsens her feelings of loss. A young boy decides to use his bar mitzvah as the time to come out about be...

  • Kasa Cotugno

    What a strong, involving collection this is. And not a clinker in the bunch. Although I've checked my culture-Jewish and magic realism boxes, not all stories fall into those categories, but enough do ...

  • Jill

    You just gotta love a short story collection titled We Love Anderson Cooper.Anderson Cooper is, of course the ultimate insider’s outsider – proudly gay and successful without making traditionalist...

  • Laura G (lauralovestoread)

    I was pleasantly surprised by these short stories! Told with humor and in such a wonderful way. I don’t read many short story collections but I highly recommend these! *Thank you to Celadon Books fo...

  • Beverly

    This is why I revere short stories and have been exploring them for 50 years. I love what goes on in R.L.’s head. Brilliant and life-affirming pieces.Update: posted today on “The Millions” is a ...