"My Love Is a Beast: Confessions is a life-changer....it will startle you with its frankness and lyricism....I've read a lot of sexual memoirs...and My Love Is a Beast is...the most honest, shameless, beautiful one I've ever read." 

— Janet W. Hardy, co-author of The Ethical Slut 

"A much needed and influential voice, Cheves shocks while also liberating and healing....This book cements him as an important author."

— Dr. Chris Donaghue, host of Loveline and author of Rebel Love and Sex Outside the Lines

"Cheves takes us on an unforgettable, hedonistic journey....the intimacy lies in the author’s unflinching, masterful storytelling....this hardcore memoir flies in the face of the sanitized mores of his contemporaries." 

— Chris Andoe, author of House of Villadiva and Delusions of Grandeur

"Conceptually combustive...exceptionally brazen, epiphanic queer writing...much akin to...Jack Kerouac." 

— Jim Piechota, Bay Area Reporter 

"Cheves excels at portraying sex and place, but more than anything he is a perceptive and shrewd writer about people....consistently delivering poignant insights and shocking moments of beauty. While perhaps not for the most squeamish readers, the book presents an unapologetic vitality that will linger long after the covers are closed." 

— Kirkus 

"A rare memoir....provocative and poetic. I loved every uncomfortable minute....it's a must-read."

— Diane Anderson-Minshall, CEO and Editorial Director, Pride Media and author of Queerly Beloved: A Love Story Across Genders and four novels 

"Cheves tells his story of early gay life as it should be told: terrifying, daring, angry, and so very fragile."

— Christopher Harrity, The Advocate

"Savor every word of this literary bacchanal."

— Race Bannon, Author and Community Leader

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