UHBF Live Author Event - Danny Freeman ("The You I See")

  • Posted on: 11 August 2022
  • By: TanyaMills

Author Danny Freeman          Cover of his book "The You I See"

What happens when two gay boys meet at a fundamentalist church and talk about tits?

Brandon's family are long-time members. In fact, his dad is the preacher. Alex's skeptical parents reluctantly attend after repeated invitations from a colleague of Alex's father. Alex and Brandon feel an immediate and undeniable attraction to one another, though both of them are confused about their own and each other's feelings. They soon develop an affectionate, endearing friendship, mostly by balancing out each other's opposite personalities and quoting their favorite lines from The Princess Bride until they nearly wet themselves. Brandon is loud, impulsive, irreverent, and foul-mouthed. Alex is quiet, thoughtful, shy, and considerably more precocious than Brandon.

With the support of Alex's unconventional and affirming parents, Alex and Brandon navigate the challenges of being gay teenagers in Houston in the early 1990s. They face obstacles, setbacks, misunderstandings, and outright homophobia but remain resolutely committed to their unique friendship and budding romance.



Danny Freeman is a former school teacher and school district administrator. He is now devoted to full-time writing. He is committed to telling tender, honest, and sometimes edgy stories about the experiences of young gay boys and men and others in the LGBTQ+ community. He loves drinking Darjeeling tea, taking long walks in the English Lake District, and binge watching British comedy series. Some of his favorites are: Vicious, Jeeves and Wooster, To the Manor Born, Dinnerladies, Miranda, The Vicar of Dibley, Fawlty Towers, Keeping Up Appearances, Absolutely Fabulous, and Yes, Minister.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of The You I See will go to The Trevor Project in support of LGBTQ+ youth. You can purchase The You I See directly from the author's website, and your support for The Trevor Project will go even farther. (dfreemanbooks.com)

Event address: 
94 West Tabernacle Street
St. George, UT 84770-4087
The You I See By Danny Freeman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781639883110
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atmosphere Press - July 12th, 2022