“In this touching and honest memoir, Irwin Epstein seeks to portray the role of love in his life.  He does this through the optic of the intimate friendships he has had with men during the course of that long life, and of which he is not afraid to use the word love.  Asked his purpose in life, he tells his friend it is ‘to love and be loved.’  His interlocutor purpose, on the other hand, is ‘to know everything there is to know’.  Necessarily, this book does not show ‘all there is to know’ about Irwin but it illuminates a profound truth about him which goes beyond the material here and which touches his entire life, that he loves and is loved.