Brad Gooch (born 1952) is an American writer.
- Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor
- Billy Idol
- Zombie 00
- Scary Kisses
- The Golden Age of Promiscuity
- City Poet: The Life and Times of Frank O'Hara
- Jailbait and Other Stories
- The Daily News (poetry)
- Hall And Oates
- Finding the Boyfriend Within
- Dating the Greek Gods
- (essay in) Boys Like Us: Gay Writers Tell Their Coming Out Stories, Patrick Merla (ed.) Avon Books. 1996
His book Jailbait and Other Stories was selected by Donald Barthelme for a Pushcart Foundation Writer's Choice Award. His writing has appeared in the Paris Review, Partisan Review, Bomb, the New Republic, Harper's Bazaar, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Out, New York, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, The Nation, Travel + Leisure, and American Poetry Review.
His most acclaimed work is a biography of the poet Frank O'Hara, City Poet. His book, Finding the Boyfriend Within, calls for gay men to cultivate self-respect by cultivating an imaginary lover.
- Interview on Planetout.com
- Boyfriend Review
- Works by or about Brad Gooch in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
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