What’s been said about Daniel’s other books…

The Trial of Pope Benedict:

“A must-read indictment of one of the most powerful, reactionary, and secretive organizations in the world…All the more devastating, coming from a former member of the flock.” ― Stan Persky, author of Then We Take Berlin and The Short Version: An ABC Book

“A heartbreaking and magisterial elucidation of the warrant for the prosecution of Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI…A book that is written for everyone: for the free-thinker and for the faithful, and mostly, for the countless millions of obscurantism’s victims.” ― Terry Glavin, author of Come from the Shadows and Waiting for the Macaws

“The analysis of psychosexual issues surrounding the church’s attitudes toward women and gay priests is especially good….[The Trial] shines a welcome light into some of the darker corners of the Vatican while making a strong case for greater openness and reform.” ― Quill & Quire


The Rice Queen Diaries:

A graceful narrative….entwined with an alluring roué’s decadence (think of Henry Miller scribbling in Paris or Joe Orton’s diary entries from Morocco) and stimulating traveller’s inquisitiveness (in the manner of Pico Iyer, George Orwell and Edmund White).
 — Vancouver Sun

Fascinating…documented in telling detail rather like an Isherwood memoir or a Bel Ami porn video, and not without a generous amount of satiric humour… Sections of this book read like an exotic travelogue, and there is ample evidence of Gawthrop’s literary sophistication. ― Globe and Mail

An important addition to the gay canon of literature. ― Rice Paper


Vanishing Halo: Saving the Boreal Forest:

Belongs on the required reading list for all environmental journalists and educators. Nothing like it has previously been written. It is thoroughly readable, clear, accessible to anyone and unparalleled in scope. — Canadian Forum


Highwire Act: Power, Pragmatism, and the Harcourt Legacy:

A decent and worthy undertaking, an even-handed profile of the province’s departing premier who gave mostly good government to an ungovernable province. — Peter C. Newman, author of The Canadian Establishment


Affirmation: The AIDS Odyssey of Dr. Peter:

Well-informed, funny, intelligent and balanced…Gawthrop explains issues beautifully, without diatribe or condescension…Neither fawning nor judgemental, Gawthrop’s portrait shows an exceptional but human individual. — Books in Canada