Robert Leleux
Writer, Editor, Teacher,

Robert Leleux is the author of The Living End, a memior of his grandmother’s journey through Alzheimer’s and her reconcilliation with her estranged daughter and grandson (Leleux). His first book The Memiors of a Beautiful Boy recalls Leleux’s late adolescence and coming out story set in Texas.


Leleux teaches creative writing in Manhattan; he is also a freelance writer and editor. He is the features editor of Lonny Magazine and writes the Tex in the City column for the Texas Observer.
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The Living EndA Memoir of Forgetting and Forgiving
St. Martin's Griffin

The Living End is a tribute to an unforgettable woman, and a testimony to the way a disease can awaken an urgent desire for love and forgiveness. Told with...

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The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy is The Houston Press's Best Houston Book of the Year for 2008. In the Dear John letter Daddy left for Mother and me, on a...

Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy: Leleux shares his story about growing up gay in Texas with his colorful, glamorous mother.
Leleux brings humor to his family's touching story about how his grandmother, after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's forgot to be angry at her long estranged daughter, Leleux's mother. Their reunion is both heartwarming and hilarious.

Praise for The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy “Winning…sprightly…head tossing, high-strung comedy.”
—The New York Times

"[Leleux] displays a nice self-effacing wit, a talent for constructing funny scenes, and a genuinely sweet spirit that engages the reader's sympathy."

“Wickedly funny and tender…ridiculously tasty.”
–The Seattle Times

“Utterly beguiling…witty, irreverent, a romp on paper.”
–The Philadelphia Inquirer