Out in Print Review

“Bensie’s anecdotes are wild and woolly shaggy dog stories he freely admits he’s exaggerated, though not by much. And they are hilarious. THIRTY YEARS A DRESSER provides plenty of laughs from the spurting blood vest in “Agnes of God” to the two hundred costumes required for “The Grapes of Wrath,” and Bensie writes about it all with equal parts love and loathing.”

Thirty Years A Dresser – Dennis Milam Bensie (Coffeetown Press)

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It’s Happening!

Two years in the making.

 

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Second Review of THIRTY YEARS A DRESSER

“…Bensie gives us some wonderfully funny examples having to do with missing underclothing.”

“Thirty Years a Dresser” by Dennis Milam Bensie— Behind the Scenes

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First Review of THIRTY YEARS A DRESSER

Review: Thirty Years A Dresser Is A Fun Recollection Of Being Backstage

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Broadway World

https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwbooks/article/Dennis-Milam-Bensie-Releases-Memoir-Thirty-Years-A-Dresser-20180320

Not a review, but some love from Broadway World

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The Jacket

Got the book jacket and advanced reading copy from Coffeetown Press today! It looks amazing. Now I roll up my sleeves and find folks to read, review, and blurb this opus.

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The Cover!

Book covers are tricky. I am delighted with where my publisher and I landed for Thirty Years a Dresser. The book comes out May 15, 2018.

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My Fourth Book!

It’s Official. Coffeetown Press will release my fourth book Thirty Years A Dresser on May 15, 2018. I am so excited!

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A Fan Letter

Someone I went to high school with in Robinson, Illinois (pop: 6,600) recently read my book ONE GAY AMERICAN and tracked me down. He sent me this lovely email which I share anonymously with his permission.

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Thirty Years a Dresser – the book!

In 2016, I wrote a thirty-three week long column for Queen Mob’s Teahouse called Thirty Years a Dresser. My intention was always to turn those essays into a book.

This summer there was no theatre to dress, so I got to be a full time writer and revisit the project. I assembled last years column into a manuscript and doubled the content by adding thirty new essays. I get very excited when I can finally print my work out and hold it. It becomes real.

I submitted Thirty Years a Dresser to my publisher at Coffeetown Press. Now I wait for their feedback. I hope they like it.

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