The Old Gays’ Guide to the Good Life

By Mick Peterson, Bill Lyons, Robert Reeves and Jessay Martin

‘I’ve fallen in love with this fabulous foursome … They are a phenomenon!’ Drew Barrymore

From @theoldgays, the internet’s most beloved foursome, a book of inspirational stories and aspirational advice for living life at the fullest.

The Old Gays have taken TikTok by storm with their viral videos, by turns outrageous and hilarious, fashionable and fierce. But as four gay men, aged from 67 to 80, Mick, Jessay, Robert, and Bill have lived through decades of momentous change and they’ve got stories that take more than three minutes to tell.

They grew up in the closet, experienced Stonewall, lived large during the gay sexual revolution, lost friends during the AIDS crisis, dealt with their own HIV+ diagnoses, and saw gay marriage became legal. Between them, they’ve been through it all – divorce, depression, bankruptcy, near-death experiences. And then there’s the dinner parties, the nudism, the professional bodybuilding, the orgies and the matter of church.

These are the tales – sometimes scandalous, sometimes profound, sometimes heart-breaking – that only an older gay man can tell. Their Guide to the Good Life is a celebration of lives lived to the fullest, and the art of getting old without getting bored. Whether it’s ageing, coming out, losing everything, starting over, finding happiness or just injecting a little more fun into proceedings, it’s good to know someone’s been there before, and they’re more than happy to give their best, bawdiest, most hard-won advice.

Format: ebook
Release Date: 23 Nov 2023
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-863728-6
The Old Gays comprises of best friends Robert Reeves, Mick Peterson, Jessay Martin and Bill Lyons. Together, they have won over the hearts of fans young and old alike with their viral TikTok account.The guys all live in Cathedral City, California and have also become educators on the strides that have been made over the last five decades in the LGBTQ+ community.

‘I need to be a part of their friend group, STAT … I’ve fallen in love with this fabulous foursome … They are a phenomenon!’Drew Barrymore -

‘LOVE The Old Gays … Love them so much!’Paula Abdul -

”'Upbeat [and] witty … though irreverent humor is the Old Gays” - bread and butter, they also reflect on faith, their struggles with homophobia, and surviving the AIDS crisis. The authors inspire fearlessness with their own exuberant attitudes. This risqué rule book celebrates making the most of life at any age’Publishers Weekly