In the chapter called ‘bird’, Monsieur Mitterrand begins the first sentence with the words ‘the boy’.
The French daddy had earlier dropped by at a club somewhere. He had seen this young man among other pretty ‘boys’ on the premises and ended up following him to some place, about which I will not go into detail. The first paragraph finishes with a description of how strong his desire for this rent boy is.
I received the book yesterday. So far, I cannot judge if ‘The Bad Life’, the memoirs of Monsieur Mitterrand is a jolly good read or not, seeing as I have not read the book from the beginning. I skipped to the chapter that scandalised the man. He was quite frank about what he did and he seemed pretty happy in his description of his sexual experiences, though his style of writing is somewhat novelistic. He may even have embellished some sentences for effect. Having read a few pages of this chapter he gave me the impression of being someone who suffered from “sexual constipation”, that is having an unbearable and powerful sexual desire, but being unable to release that strong sexual tension. I will not say whether I agree or disagree with his shenanigans. The man is not much different from many other randy old men who like to engage sexually with those who are younger than them. The difference is that this French daddy is a politician and has documented his adventures in a book. What he wrote in his memoirs did not come to me as a surprise. I have heard it all before.