Byron Lane joins the podcast to discuss his charming fictional wedding rom-com book, Big Gay Wedding, and top book recommendations for the wedding season.
In this delightful Book Gang podcast episode, the talented author, Byron Lane, of Big Gay Wedding and A Star is Bored, discusses his writing journey.
In the novel Big Gay Wedding, Chrissy owns a Louisiana farm that combines manners and animal encounters for children in town.
She’s been content with her well-orchestrated and polite life until her son, Barnett, returns home with an unconventional request – to host a “big gay wedding” on her property.
The problem is that Chrissy hasn’t told anyone in town about her son and must now grapple with her expectations for his imagined future too.
As you’ll discover, this conversation takes a surprisingly personal turn; we discuss Byron’s struggles and what he hopes this novel means for others in the LGBTQ community.
With his heartfelt proposal to Steven Rowley immortalized in his book’s acknowledgments, we explore whether any of their other moments made their way into the story.
Join us as we dive into the world of this charming new wedding rom-com, a perfect selection for Schitt’s Creek fans!
That’s not all, though; Byron brings his favorite books about weddings, including some hot new releases to check out from now from your local indie bookshop or library! We also discuss some little-known trivia around a wedding season classic!
Meet Byron Lane
Byron Lane is the author of A Star Is Bored, hailed by the New York Times Book Review as “wildly funny and irreverent.” He’s a playwright, screenwriter, Emmy Award–winning journalist, and former assistant to actress Carrie Fisher.
He’s originally from New Orleans and lives in Palm Springs, California, with his husband, author Steven Rowley, and their rescue dogs, Raindrop and Shirley. His newest novel Big Gay Wedding is on store shelves now from Henry Holt.
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Big Gay Wedding by Byron Lane
MomAdvice Book Club
The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle by Matt Cain
The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle Book Chat
A Star is Bored by Byron Lane
Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter
Bridesmaids Best Friend Speech
Father of the Bride
The Editor by Steven Rowley
The Celebrants by Steven Rowley
Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto
D’Vaughn and Kris Plan A Wedding by Chencia C. Higgins
Harlequin Romance Carina Press
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
The Romance Recipe by Ruby Barrett
Liar City by Allie Therin
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Q&A: Casey McQuiston, Author of Red, White & Royal Blue
The Royal We by Heather Cocks
Red, White & Royal Blue Movie
Best Men by Sidney Karger
Sidney Karger: On Applying Real Emotions to Fictional Characters
The Gay Best Friend by Nicholas DiDomizio
Burn it All Down by Nicholas DiDomizio
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2023 MomAdvice Summer Reading Guide
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