Every Act Of Life (Book)

Every Act Of Life (Book)


An illustrated and expanded version of the Terrence McNally documentary EVERY ACT OF LIFE, featuring the full script, plus additional stories from the film’s interviews with its illustrious cast, illustrated by rare photos and archival materials, and screenshots from the film.

Edited and designed by Jeff Kaufman, with a foreword by Matthew Lopez.

“I absolutely adored EVERY ACT OF LIFE. I never really quite understood before what it was to have a hero, but this film and book made me realize Terrence McNally is mine. His spirit has soared across decades of the American cultural scene like a beacon of hope, provocation and aspiration.”

- Alan Cumming

”EVERY ACT OF LIFE is an extraordinary examination of an extraordinary artist. At turns thrilling, funny, complex, and surprising - the film and this book are a wonderful tribute to a writer whose oeuvre proves to be much like the man himself: fascinating, brilliant, generous, uncompromising and soulful.”

- Stephen Karam

“The documentary EVERY ACT OF LIFE is a beautiful film and this book expands on it in many revelatory ways. It’s a must-read for anyone who loves the theatre, cares about the struggle for LGBTQ rights, and enjoys a good love story.”

- Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner

“This book is as thrilling as watching the movie but even more insightful, dishy and provocative - a must for anyone who is in the theater or likes the theater. The unbridled passion spread by Terrence McNally and his plays is palpable.”

- Michael Urie

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