"Mister, Are You a Lady?"
Paperback, 158 Pages
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A Story of rough beginnings as I struggled to find gender and sexual identity in a small country town in North Carolina in the 1940s and 50s. I found my way to fame and fortune. My goal in sharing this, is to help someone who may find them self in a similar situation. You can survive.
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Feb 15, 2019Once you begin reading Mister, Are You a Lady?, you will not want to put it down until you’ve read the entire book. I finished my copy in one sitting and laughed and cried throughout it all. Roi’s journey takes many twists and turns from childhood in the rural south to life in the big city and all stops in between. Having known Roi for a number of years, I was struck by how many of these stories I have heard from him directly. Seeing them in print and reading them myself made them come alive for me again — just as if he and I had shared a lovely, private conversation. To know Roi is to love him, and you will feel like you know this extraordinary man after reading his story. Just like Roi himself, this book is an inspiration to live life to its fullest!
Feb 10, 2019Today I wasn't feeling well so I decided to sit back and do something I never have time to do - read! Roi Barnard had me hooked with the first chapter and I could not put it down until I finished it. Last summer, my son and I were wandering the streets of Washington DC. My son was in a pretty foul mood and insistent that we get his hair cut. I stumbled upon Salon Roi and went inside to see if anyone had time to cut my child's hair. I had no idea that the gracious, kind man who was cutting my hair led such an amazing life. He never once hinted at any of his fame (or notoriety!) - he just bestowed kindness on my son, who desperately needed it that day. His book is captivating. While he's enjoyed fame, he also also seen more than his share tragedy and has faced his own life altering struggles. Growing up in the deep south, moving to the big city, enjoying wealth, fame, and success, Roi never forgets from where he came. I laughed so hard when he wrote "you can't make a silk purse... More > from a sow's ear" as it's truly a Southern expression. The lesson I learned from Roi's book: you can't escape from yourself so don't try - embrace who you are and love yourself for it. I laughed, I cried, and I cheered. Reading Roi's book is like sitting in his chair by the window and having a simple, honest conversation with him. I felt like he invited me into his home for coffee this morning and had this amazing conversation with him, where he regaled me with stories of his life. Waiting for the sequel to come out, Roi. <3 "Get your your can't and don't should on yourself. Just do it!" Words to live by.< Less
Feb 3, 2019Unabashed and unafraid to share his extraordinary life with us, Roi Barnard's "Mister, Are You A Lady?" comprises shorts stories that take the reader on a journey through Roi's childhood into present day. I laughed out loud along with Roi at some of the antics he got himself involved in, and teared up as he recounted losing so many friends during the 80s and 90s, a moment in time that saw so many of us lose friends and family. When I finished the book, I felt like I had learned so much about Roi's life, and even more about my own. Throughout the book, Roi shares his wisdom with all of us, so begin reading "Mister, Are You a Lady?" knowing that you will walk away from it more wise than when you began.
Jan 29, 2019Roi’s chair by the window has been a place of solace and renewal for me in stressful times for years. His energy is healing and comforting. He’s over the top, theatrical and dramatic. He’s center stage and wonderful. His book tells his story of terrifying challenges: a gay child in the impoverished rural South; finding his way to the big city and a different life; surviving the AIDS epidemic personally and professionally. He is what one expects yet so much more. A highly creative personality who is also a decisive businessman. A deeply spiritual and religious human being who is open to sharing what he feels and believes. He’s part of the legend and lore of non-political DC in the Seventies and Eighties. He’s a charming, gracious friend. He’s well and self-educated. He’s fun and now everyone can know him through his book, “Mister, Are You a Lady?”
Jan 28, 2019Ok, I will be first. I am ok with this book, is there a lot I would do differently, you bet there is. However, in talking with several seasoned writers, they have said, we all feel that way, but at some point you have to submit, and so I did. I hope my writing will improve, because I have a desire to write and so I shall. I do hope that I can get some reviews, which will, like my Automobile, turn me on before I pick up my pen. Many thanks for all your support. Thank you Willie, Mr. Joe and many others mentioned in "MISTER, ARE YOU A LADY?"
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- Roi Barnard (Standard Copyright License)
- December 31, 2018
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.64 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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