I wrote an extensive review of Less about an hour ago and it "couldn't be published" because I had involved a four-letter word (a direct quote from the book). So much for freedom of speech.
So I'll just say that no matter who you are, you'll find a little (or a lot) of Less in yourself. I laughed out loud in the middle of the night (multiple times), cried just as often, and have so far shared Less with my husband -- I also bought copies for two good friends and one for my sister. We're all older (my daughter is turning fifty), straight (so people know that Less being gay does not "change" his relate-ability factor), and none of us understand how anybody could not fall in love with this book. From Less being concerned that he might be literally boring people to death to his flippant four-letter-word remark about life toward the end of the book, anyone with a mind and a heart is going to love Less. Guaranteed.
This is a story about a gay man in a mid life crisis, dealing with turning 50, losing a lover, caught up in memories of childhood and his first love. During the short time span of the novel, seemingly unrelated parts of his current life and his memories start to weave together. The main character is re-writing a book about a middle aged gay man. The author's life seems to echo the novel he is re-writing. As a gay man a bit past middle age, I saw myself in the story and the characters. This is a book I will want to read again. It's like a jigsaw puzzle that doesn't reveal the beauty of the image until the last few pieces are put into place.