A poignant and℗hilarious memoir from℗the cultural icon,℗gay rights activist,℗and four-time Tony Award-winning actor and playwright, revealing never-before-told stories of his personal struggles and conflict, of sex and romance, and of his fabled career Harvey Fierstein's℗legendary℗career has transported℗him from℗community theater in Brooklyn, to the lights of℗Broadway, to℗the absurd excesses℗of℗Hollywood℗and back. He's received accolades and awards for acting in and/or writing an incredible string of hit plays, films, and TV shows: Hairspray, Fiddler on the Roof, Mrs. Doubtfire, Independence Day, Cheers,℗La Cage Aux Folles,℗Torch Song Trilogy, Newsies, and Kinky Boots .℗While℗he has℗never shied away from the spotlight, Mr. Fierstein says that even those closest to him have never heard most of the tales-of personal struggles and conflict, of sex and romance, of his fabled career-revealed in these wildly entertaining pages. I Was Better Last Night bares the inner life of this eccentric nonconforming child℗from his roots℗in 1952 Brooklyn, to the experimental worlds of Andy Warhol and the Theatre of the Ridiculous, to the gay rights movements of the seventies and the tumultuous AIDS crisis of the eighties, through decades℗of addiction, despair, and ultimate triumph. Mr. Fierstein's℗candid recollections provide℗a rich℗window℗into downtown℗New York City life,℗gay culture, and℗the℗evolution of theater (of which he has been a defining figure),℗as well as℗a moving account of his family's journey of acceptance. I Was Better Last Night is filled with wisdom gained,℗mistakes made, and stories that come together to describe an astonishingly colorful and meaningful℗life. Lucky for us all, his unique and recognizable voice is as engaging, outrageously℗funny, and vulnerable on the page.