The Official Favorite Book of British Homosexuals
is "Tales of the City,"
a comedic American novel (and later, a series) by Armistead Maupin
published in 1978. The first book is a collection of newspaper columns.
The Big Gay Read's
poll pick is funny, but it's also dated and... dated.
Oh yeah, the author's name is an anagram for "is a man I dreamt up." Maupin sez that's a co-inkidink.