Leigh W. Rutledge is the author of 16 books, including Too Much of a Good Thing, Nice Girls Don't Wear Cha Cha Heels, The Gay Book of Lists, The New Gay Book of Lists, and If People Were Cats. Some excerpts: 5 Unlike your brothers and sisters and parents, gay friends will never give you a shirt that's the wrong size or a sweater you wouldn't be caught dead in. 26 Gay friends go with you to shop for handcuffs, leather jockstraps, and other kinky toys when you're too embarrassed to go by yourself. 51 Gay friends try to redecorate your home-even when you don't want them to. 71 Gay friends will stop everything and rush over to help you fix a do-it-yourself haircut or experimental dye job that's gone disastrously awry. 98 Gay friends will dance with you, even when they hate the song, so you can show off in front of that beautiful stranger standing by the dance floor.