During the summer of '69, Elliot Tiber first helped start the Gay Liberation Movement and then saved the Woodstock Festival from cancellation. However, the best and most significant of Tiber's life adventures did t happen until after Woodstock. In this third and final memoir, following the critically acclaimed, Palm Trees on the Hudson, and his break-out bestseller, Taking Woodstock, Tiber chronicles a series of hilariously madcap and often heartbreaking adventures he had while navigating the rough-and-tumble terrain of the entertainment industry. Guided as much by luck as by his creative talents and what his old-world Jewish parents would call chutzpah, Tiber's journeys take him around the world-all the while chasing that elusive big brass ring. The heart of this bittersweet tale, however, resides in Tiber's affectionate retelling of a decades-long relationship he had with his lover and friend, the celebrated Belgian playwright/director, Andre Ertte. Through his colourful life with Andre, Tiber comes to realise his potential as a humorist and screenwriter for Belgian television and film and finds a way to cope with the shrill demands of his dysfunctional mother, whose second wedding in the hills of Israel gives new meaning to the Wailing Wall. Most importantly, Tiber finally learns the true meaning of love, as his relationship with Andre is tested harshly by the emergence of AIDS, a string of professional and personal disappointments and a series of events that threaten to sever the close bonds between them. A passionate and ultimately joyful evocation of a time when the world was very different, AFTER WOODSTOCK is a poignant story in which Elliot Tiber reminds us how our search for love and meaning drives us forward.
Recognised by The New York Times as a gay-rights pioneer, Elliot Tiber has written and produced numerous award-winning plays and musical comedies. As a professor of comedy writing and performance, he has taught at colleges in Manhattan. His first novel, Rue Haute, was a bestseller in Europe . He is, also, the best-selling author of Taking Woodstock and the critically-acclaimed Palm Trees on the Hudson.