Alone in the Trenches takes you inside the homophobic world of professional football and describes fears that almost drove him to suicide. He evokes heartbreak--how his older brother, Tua, died of AIDS--and hope when, Esera, a deeply devout Christian fell in love and started a family.
"Tuaolo emerges in these pages as a complex, intellectually curious and fascinating individual defined neither by his choice of career nor by his sexual orientation." --Booklist
"Tough, tender and brutally honest." --Robert Lipsyte, former New York Times sports columnist
"Even I was not prepared for his amazing life story." --Billy Bean, author of Going the Other Way