UPDATE: Read my recap on WSJ.com HERE.
Not Dry: Extra sweaty with Augusten Burroughs
Had a nice time attending the 25th annual Lambda Literary Awards last night at the famed Great Hall at Cooper Union. Abraham Lincoln once spoke there, but I doubt he was nearly as funny as our evening's host, Kate Clinton, whose jokes were only topped by her priceless reactions. An eclectic group of presenters -- Edmund White, David France, Peter Staley, Jonathan Capehart, Randy Jones, Justin Vivian Bond, Frank Bruni, to name a few -- were on hand to give out the "Lammys," including special prizes for Augusten Burroughs, John Irving and Cherrie Moraga, who were recognized for their outstanding careers. And the legendary Janis Ian performed her landmark single "At Seventeen," which rings as true today as it did nearly 40 years ago. Congrats to all the winners and nominees. Full list HERE.
Augusten Burroughs (Excellence in Literature Award)
John Irving (Bridge Builder Award)
Cherrie Moraga (Pioneer Award)
Janis Ian's second song was about the confusion of being married in some places and "single" in others!
(Photos by David J. Martin)