Drawing comparisons to David Sedaris and often referred to as “the Armistead Maupin of Saint Louis,” Chris Andoe’s quirky and rich tales have made him a household name in the Queer Midwest. Paul Hagan, the New York-based editor in chief of Metrosource, described Andoe’s work as follows:
“Chris’s writing – in particular his chronicles of the goings on in and around St. Louis – had the urgency of an embedded journalist in a war zone. He had clear enemies and fervent allies who agitated for their downfall. He opened doors to people with multiple aliases and secret identities, sinister perpetrators of long cons, and drag personalities who embody every aspect of the word legendary.“
Andoe’s first book, Delusions of Grandeur, was released to critical acclaim in 2015. Since then he’s contributed to The Riverfront Times, and served as editor in chief for Out in STL. He currently writes for St. Louis Magazine.