Spend 69 seconds with … Tony Correia

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Spend 69 seconds with Vancouver author Tony Correia whose latest book, Foodsluts at Doll & Penny’s Cafe, was published earlier this summer.

01Your first job.

Working in the cafeteria at African Lion Safari in Cambridge, Ontario.

02The job you wanted as a child.

To be the host of my own TV variety show.

03Your pet peeve.

People that use their cell phones like a walkie talkie.

04Your hero.

Audrey Hepburn.

05Finish this sentence: I first kissed a boy…

… on my brother’s waterbed while I was house sitting for him in high school.

06Your biggest indulgence.

I dry clean all my clothes because I can’t iron a shirt to save my life.

07The one word your best friend would use to describe you.

Sardonic.

08Three things you would want with you on a deserted island.

The Professor, Ginger, and Mary Ann.

09 One thing no one knows about you.

I don’t have a driver’s license..

10 The one thing any visitor simply cannot miss.

A bike ride around the sea wall in Stanley Park..

Tony Correia

Meet Tony Correia

Tony Correia wrote “Queen’s Logic” and “Foodsluts at Doll & Penny’s Café” for Xtra in Vancouver. His essays and articles have appeared in The Globe & Mail, The San Francisco Courier, Lusitania, SubTerrain, Vancouver Review and Sad Magazine as well as the anthologies, Second Person Queer and I Like It Like That.

Set in the late 80s and early 90s, Foodsluts at Doll & Penny’s Cafe follows Correia as he explores Vancouver’s counter-culture during the height of the AIDS crisis. With a cast of characters that includes drag queens, prostitutes, go-go boys and the religious right, Foodsluts revisits a period in Vancouver’s history that Correia claims has all but been erased and honours the memories of friends lost during the height of the AIDS crisis.

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