Book and Audio Tie-In To Liberace Film Now On Sale

Liberace (file from the Wikimedia Commons)

In connection with the blockbuster HBO Film scheduled for release May 26th, Tantor Media has reissued Behind the Candelabra: My Life with Liberace, the memoir of Scott Thorson, Liberace’s “Boy Toy” played in the film by Matt Damon opposite Michael Douglas as Liberace. The book was co-written with Alex Thorleifson.

Tantor is going out with the largest first printing since it launched its book unit last fall.

Ron Formica, Tantor’s director of rights and acquisitions, snapped the long-out-of-print book up from agent Richard Curtis. Thorson wrote a new afterword bringing readers up to date on the rather dismal and sometimes sordid life he led after Liberace dropped him. The audio is narrated by Peter Berkrot; an interview with Thorson is available on


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