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In the Pink: a memoir

MidTown Publishing

January 2022

Advance Praise:

“Fasten your seat belts and take this ride through the A-list, drug-fueled, sex-centric circuit party scene of the 1990’s with Nicholas Garnett. Like Bill Clegg’s memoir PORTRAIT OF AN ADDICT AS A YOUNG MAN and David Carr’s NIGHT OF THE GUN, IN THE PINK will terrify, startle, and ultimately make you sigh with relief over Garnett’s unflinching look at this world and his place in it.”

—Ann Hood, New York Times best-selling author of COMFORT: A JOURNEY THROUGH GRIEF and THE KNITTING CIRCLE.

"By turns outrageous, hilarious, and truly moving, this unflinching chronicle of a profoundly mismatched straight couple's foray into the gay party and power circuit sets a new standard for the tale of wretched excess, and provides much-needed perspective along the way.  Nick Garnett has—no lie—produced a book like none other."

—Les Standiford, New York Times best-selling author of LAST TRAIN TO PARADISE and BRINGING ADAM HOME.

This one-of-a-kind, edge-of-your-seat life story . . . winds through the emotional complexities, contradictions, and nuances of the familial, romantic, and platonic relationships, set against the thrilling and tragic gay party scene of the 1990’s. Written with poetic flair and brave vulnerability, Garnett’s journey returns him to a truer self with hard-earned wisdom and gratitude for all of us to rejoice in.

—Richard Blanco, 2013 Presidential Inaugural Poet, author of THE PRINCE OF LOS COCUYOS: A MIAMI CHILDHOOD


Portfolio of Work

Here's a sample of some other published essays, stories, and book reviews.

I Sold My Soul to Ricki Lake:


Best Sex Writing 2013, Cleis Press

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Book Review: Roaring Reptiles, Bountiful Citrus, and Neon Pies: An Unofficial Guide to Florida’s Official Symbols  by Mark Lane, The Florida Book Review


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