One Man Guy

One Man Guy A heartfelt laugh out loud funny story of romance family and self discovery Alek Khederian should have guessed something was wrong when his parents took him to a restaurant Everyone knows that Arme

  • Title: One Man Guy
  • Author: Michael Barakiva
  • ISBN: 9780374356453
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A heartfelt, laugh out loud funny story of romance, family, and self discovery.Alek Khederian should have guessed something was wrong when his parents took him to a restaurant Everyone knows that Armenians never eat out Between bouts of interrogating the waitress and criticizing the menu, Alek s parents announce that he ll be attending summer school in order to bring upA heartfelt, laugh out loud funny story of romance, family, and self discovery.Alek Khederian should have guessed something was wrong when his parents took him to a restaurant Everyone knows that Armenians never eat out Between bouts of interrogating the waitress and criticizing the menu, Alek s parents announce that he ll be attending summer school in order to bring up his grades Alek is sure this experience will be the perfect hellish end to his hellish freshman year of high school He never could ve predicted that he d meet someone like Ethan.Ethan is everything Alek wishes he were confident, free spirited, and irreverent He can t believe a guy this cool wants to be his friend And before long, it seems like Ethan wants to be than friends Alek has never thought about having a boyfriend he s barely ever had a girlfriend but maybe it s time to think again.

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    About "Michael Barakiva"

    1. Michael Barakiva

      Michael Barakiva is an Armenian Israeli theater director and writer who lives in the Hell s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan with his husband, Rafael He was born in Haifa, Israel and grew up in the suburbs of Central New Jersey, which were much scarier He attended Vassar College, where he double majored in Drama and English, after which he attended the Juilliard School s Drama Division as an Andrew W Mellon Fellow in Directing He has been living in New York City since.After graduating from Juilliard, Michael supplemented his directing stipends by working as Wendy Wasserstein s typist as well as assisting established directors, including Mark Brokaw and Chris Ashley His notable directing credits include the premieres of WELCOME TO MY RASH and THIRD by Wendy Wasserstein, the first workshop of the 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, UP by Bridget Carpenter at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and a production of Anton Chekhov s THE SEAGULL at the Blue Heron Arts Center Michael has directed regularly at Syracuse Stage Tim Bond, Artistic Director , as well as in and around the Bay Area, where he d like to live one day because the lack of humidity is his idea of heaven, in spite of what it does to his hair.Michael dabbled with writing in his twenties by translating adapting classic plays he d been hired to direct Around the time he turned thirty, he lost two of his mentors both writers and found that writing was one of the few things that curbed the profound sorrow and grief that followed His first play, STRING THEORY, published by ConnotationPress connotationpress drama , was co written with Amy Boyce Holtcamp and Sarah Braunstein and performed at his alma mater, Vassar College Around the same time, he began writing ONE MAN GUY at the encouragement of his inimitable editor, Joy Peskin He s currently working on his second novel, a post apocalyptic science fiction fantasy adventure entitled THE AETHER WILD, with Rosemary Andress and Suzanne Agins Other writing projects include HERETIC, a play inspired by the Ancient Roman scientists philosopher Lucretius, commissioned by the Sloan Foundation, and his blog, Awful Goodness michaelbarakiva Michael is also the Artistic Director of The Upstart Creatures, a theater ensemble he formed dedicated to throwing meta physical feasts In May 2013, Michael and the Upstarts presented a day long reading of their adaptation of John Milton s PARADISE LOST, complete with two gourmet, multi course meals prepared and served by the company They are currently in the process of adapting PARADISE LOST into a musical upstartcreaturesMichael has taught Advanced Directing at the National Theater Institute NTI at the Eugene O Neill Theater Center, where he was married to Rafael Ascencio on May 26th, 2013 His an avid board game player, and an active member of the New York City Ramblers, the world s first openly gay organized soccer club, where he was voted Most Improved Player in 2011 He loves to cook, practices Iyengar yoga because he believes in alignment, loves New York City but would consider living somewhere else equally fabulous, and believes that the need for story is an integral part of the human experience.

    204 thoughts on “One Man Guy”

    1. As the author of this book, I really had to give it five stars, now didn't I? If you are from the suburbs of New Jersey, or love New York City, the music of Rufus Wainwright, falling in love, summer, tennis, or even a single Armenian, I think you will enjoy my book. If you don't fall into any of those categories, I think you will enjoy it any way because it's my first book and like all first times, it's very special.


    2. Reading this LGBT book surely didn’t feel like an obligation or homework meaning that I relatively did so with interest, but, by the end, I did realize how there were things that I enjoyed and many others that I disliked. Here they are:What I Liked 1. The LGBT theme, since it is not secret that I think gay romance to be beautiful. It was good to see how it didn't actually bring ''drama'' to the story.2. Cultural diversity in books! It was interesting to learn about Armenian people, because I s [...]


    3. The only thing you need to know about this book is that it is adorbs. Totally, utterly, sweetly adorable. It will give you all the cute feelings and make you want to hug both protagonists. Anyone who doesn’t agree?Anybody who doesn’t finish this book wanting to hug everyone involved has no soul. NO SOUL, I SAY!Do I still have to review the rest of it? I do? Okay. Fine. The writing was fairly good. There were a few times where the characters were stuck having conversations that clearly became [...]



    4. Actual rating is 4.5 stars, rounded up for the joy this book gave me.One Man Guy, with an apt acronym of OMG, is amazing; it really, truly is. From the first page to the last, we're thrust into this world of Alek, an LGBT teen finding himself, and it's all just so well written and developed I couldn't help but fall in love. This, my friends, is the LGBT book I've been waiting for but had yet to find. Of course, in a book like One Man Guy, character and relationship development are key, and here [...]


    5. 3.5¿Poniéndome al corriente con mi literatura LGBT? Yup.Antes de comenzar a contarles porque este libro es importante, me gustaría comentarles un poco sobre lo que ocurre en esta historia.Entonces, Aleksander Khederian es armenio, y ser armenio es algo muy importante ¿okay?, no es algo que simplemente decides, como que te levantas una mañana y dices "Hey, quiero ser armenio". No, así no funciona. Tienes que nacer armenio para poder ser armenio. Tú. Sí, tú. Tú que lees esto, tú no pued [...]


    6. Absolutely amazing! This is a beautiful young adult story, and I mean YOUNG adult! Alek, the MC, is 14! so if you are not into it, DON'T read it, you will end up not liking it and giving it a few stars less than it deserv, BUT you will also be missing out on an amazing read!Having said that, Alek is intelligent and very mature for his age that I totally did not feel like I was reading a 14 year old thoughts.This is Alek's story, and I love the way the author cleverly let us to really know him fi [...]


    7. Find all of my reviews at: 52bookminimum/I haven’t been privy to such a horrible bunch of Armenian-Americans since . . . Sorry. I can’t. I crack myself up sometimes!THIS REVIEW GETS A BIT SPOILERY, SO READ AT YOUR OWN RISKI had super high hopes for One Man Guy. I love that YA books about coming out/being homosexual are becoming more prevalent. These stories and characters are LONG overdue. After reading the synopsis, I thought for sure I would love this little book much like I did with Two B [...]


    8. This was a fast cute YA read. (I imagine that despite not having a name ending in "-ian" the author is Armenian himself - the little digs at Armenian culture sound like inside jokes. The kind of thing that's funny when coming from someone to whom they also apply.)This book is about Alek, a 14-year-old boy in an Armenian-American family. He's the second generation born in the US, but Armenian culture and history is still very pervasive in his home life. His mother in particular is determined to k [...]


    9. A This is so teenager, but so beautiful. I'll admit I'm a lame person. I love a story that has a happy ending, which makes me smile from ear to ear. I liked this book, the story of Alek and Ethan, reminded me of my teenage years and how we wish to live a beautiful relationship, innocent, pure and passionate inside the school gates, I never had this opportunity, but I loved having a vision of how it would have been through One Man Guy.


    10. I picked this book up because the book description promised humor and romance, and I love humor and romance. Not to mention the book cover was cheery yellow. Sure enough, the book was accurate as advertised. I had worried how the theme of homophobia would be presented because I didn't want Alek and Ethan to get hurt. I didn't want to read something sad especially when the book promised humor. I still recall the disappointment of How to Repair a Mechanical Heart. Thankfully, the theme of acceptan [...]


    11. DNF @ 4%the cover is beautiful but i kinda hate everybody so bye bye book (don't get discouraged by this, y'all it's probably a very good book I'm just not in the mood for it)


    12. A sweet coming of age story about a young man from an Armenian family. This book is full of contracts between our hero and his friends and his overly strict family. However, there is clearly lots of love. One of my favorite things is how much of the story revolves around food. Also, it is a love ode to New York City (which as a Left Coaster I'm kinda, well, over). At times the story did feel a little twee or pat. Some books are like five point essays, too perfect in form to feel inspirational. I [...]


    13. This was a perfectly pleasant 3-star YA mm story that pairs a teen from a culturally immersed Armenian family with a slightly older teen who seems to have minimal parental presence. There were messages about love and acceptance and doing the right thing. There were misunderstandings and conflicted loyalties. For the story backdrop, the angst level was relatively low. The Armenian food described sounded delicious. I had one small fit of rage when reading caused by something that Ethan did and the [...]


    14. Esse livro me surpreendeu de um jeito muito positivo.Tinha tudo pra ser mais uma historinha de amor entre o menino certinho e o bad boy da escola, mas o autor criou um plano de fundo cultural muito interessante!Sem contar que o livro me ensinou um monte de coisas sobre a cultura armênia (SÓ EU NÃO SABIA QUE A KIM KARDASHIAN É ARMÊNIA?).Bom demais ler mais um livro com personagens gays e uma história otimista. Adorei :D


    15. Here’s the deal with this book. I wanted to love it, I really did! But I just couldn’t. And if you don’t want to be spoiled, turn around for I shall spoil, but if you don’t care then do continue on.The story follows this freshman, going into sophmore year, by the name of Alek and Alek has never really thought about his sexuality until he meets skater boy Ethan. Alek also comes from a very traditional Armenian family who think that Americans are messy and if it's not Armenian then it isn' [...]


    16. Some spoilers in this review, so if you haven't read the book you may not want to read it. :)A mostly sweet suburban coming of age and love story with great cooking and several visits to Manhattan, including a free weekday morning Rufus Wainwright concert in Central Park. Alek and Ethan, who wind up in summer school together, find that despite their many differences, they have a lot in common (as long as Alek has a total urban makeover.) Ethan is a short-boarder who hangs out with other skaters, [...]


    17. An Electronic Advanced Reader Copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for review. Quotes have been pulled from an ARC and may be subject to change.The first scene is something memorable. I have never met anyone so specific to order things off the menu like this and I was appalled that some people would order like this. That’s crazy! But judging from the familial relationships, I knew it was setting up for something in the end.I was completely invested in the story between the two boys [...]


    18. Oh how I enjoyed this book. And so swoonworthy! Loved the fact that Alek was Armenian because I could totally relate (in a Polish way), in regards to having parents and family that rely on upholding traditions from the Old World.


    19. 3.5 starsTry as I might, I can only think of several YA books with LGBTQ main characters that really took my breath away. In fact, I can probably count them on my fingers. (Not that I need my fingers to count, people! I suck at math, but not that much!) While this saddens me for so many reasons, it’s comforting to see more and more being written every day. And besides, the novels we do have are all pretty spectacular. Just think: Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz; Brooklyn, Burning by Steve [...]


    20. ***Audiobook*** A cute YA story. I learned a lot about the Armenian culture. Very good narration, enjoyed this audiobook!


    21. This review can also be found at Carole's Random LifeI received an advance reader edition of this book from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group and Net Galley for the purpose of providing an honest review.3 StarsThis was an OK book. When I saw this book on Net Galley, I checked the reviews on and saw that everyone seemed to LOVE this book. I was so excited to get the chance to sit down with it myself because I wanted to love it too. I love a good coming of age story as much as anyone else. I [...]


    22. “Because anyone who thinks there is something wrong with being gay is like those people you read about in History who believed in segregation. But I bet you Ethan cares, because it sounds to me like he has a crush on you, too.” – Chapter 9, page 107Imagine for a moment that you’re a fourteen-year-old boy. Your parents just told you that you will be doing summer school, not because you failed, but because your grades could be better. Your parents, who has the combined obsessive tenacity o [...]


    23. I absolutely loved One Man Guy! It was swoony and sweet, but there was an underlying complexity of family issues and culture bias that just moves you. The Author Writes: If you are from the suburbs of New Jersey, or love New York City, the music of Rufus Wainwright, falling in love, summer, tennis, or even a single Armenian, I think you will enjoy my book.I find that I don't fall into most of that category, I have never met an Armenian (but now I want to), don't really like tennis (unless swooni [...]


    24. Ehhh. I've read tons and tons of YA and, while this story did hold my interest, for the most part, it only ended up being about a 3-star read for me.There was just so much 'Armenian this' and 'Armenian that' going on in the book that it came across, to me, as pretty heavy handed, becoming more of a focus to the story than the actual relation and feelings between Alek and Ethan, who I actually did like a lot.The opening restaurant scene for the story, with Alek's family tormenting that poor waitr [...]


    25. I got this book from Russell for Christmas.This is a story of a 14 year old Armenian American boy who comes out (as you can probably tell from the title.) The book is really sweet and handles coming out deftly. In a post-coming out world, where it's not the big deal it used to be, I thought the author handled this very well. It felt natural and honest. Armenian heritage, prejudice and culture play a strong role. I feel some of the information about Armenia and Armenian culture was a little force [...]


    26. Alek's parents were so over the top that I couldn't help but laugh. I think they were my favorite part. I really enjoyed reading about their family dynamic, and learning more about what made them act the way they do. I'm glad we got to see more from Nik, Alek's older brother, because I was intrigued by him at the beginning and didn't know much about him for awhile. This was definitely a character driven book, which I really liked.



    27. What an excellent YA novel!! I now feel like an honorary Armenian! I loved this story. The Khederian family felt very real to me. So many good things here. First was Ethan. He's so young but so wise. I had to nominate him as a Book Boyfriend for 2014 (although my friend called me a perv since he's what? 15/16?) But he's the perfect boyfriend for Alek. I'm happy that the most action we got in this book was kissing because I thought Alek was too young at 14 for anything more. Becky was a great bes [...]


    28. Rainbow Readathon: Yellow.Omg, this was so awesome I can't even :D It was so funny! I was laughing out loud until the very end. This is a really cute, light, short read that I highly recommend to everyone that wants to laugh! The Armenian culture present in this book was awesome, and the food! I find myself wanting to try the Armenian food several times!Alek, the lead character, is an amazing character, I really loved reading from his point of view!There were a few things that I have problems wi [...]


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