"Professor and activist Michael Plasse-Taylor’s LGBTQ+ memoir Unmasking of Our Interiors ... covers his most pivotal memories from a reflective perspective, tinging them with of-the-moment humor, heart, and optimism. Plasse-Taylor is also a compassionate, entertaining guide through the experiences of queer communities in Canada and the US Northeast across decades. ...Instead of indulging of negativity, Plasse-Taylor prioritizes the brighter outcomes of his recollections.
Centered in LGBTQ+ communities during the 1980s and 1990s, Unmasking of Our Interiors is an insightful, funny memoir about a lifetime of activism."
--Foreword Clarion Review ★★★★ [READ FULL REVIEW]
"The author’s prose is earnest and introspective, weaving the darkest moments of his upbringing with joyous passages about New York City’s 1980s queer nightlife scene and, later, about his students. The memoir makes the case that, just as the interior of a space must be revealed to be designed, so must we uncover ourselves and accept the flawed humans we are.
A moving examination of personal trauma and the healing power of queer community."
--Kirkus Reviews [Read Full Review]