Selected by Mark Holgate.
“Fairyland: A Memoir of my Father” by Alysia Abbott.⁠
“People often say memoirs are heartbreaking but this one really, truly is. Alysia Abbott chronicles growing up in San Francisco
as a young child with a gay father, and then the terrible devastation of AIDS taking its toll. It’s absolutely beautifully written; an elegiac
and unflinching tribute to not only her dad but also to a city that was disappearing in more ways than one.”⁠

Mark Holgate is Fashion News Director at Vogue.

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