In the Gay & Lesbian Review, Andrew Holleran wrote, "What distinguishes The Sea Is Quiet Tonight is not only that it’s an AIDS memoir, but that it’s also a story of falling in love . . . and the long, hard struggle to meld two separate lives together." (June 29, 2017)
Reading: Friday, November 4, 2016, 6:30 p.m., at Beaverdale Books, 2629 Beaver Ave.
November 7, Omaha, NE
Reading: Monday, November 7, 2016, 7:00 p.m., at the Bookworm Bookstore.
November 15, Orleans, MA
Reading: Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 6:00 p.m., at the Snow Library, 67 Main St.
December 1, Boston, MA
Reading: Thursday, December 1, 2016, 1:00 p.m., at the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St. Michael's appearance was part of the annual Medicine Wheel art event in observation of World AIDS Day.
December 1, Brookline, MA
Reading: Thursday, December 1, 2016, 7:00 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith.
February 9, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Reading: Thursday, February 9, 2017, 7:00 p.m., at the Gallery of the Stonewall Museum and Archive, 2157 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors.
March 24-26, New Orleans, LA
Festival: Friday, March 24, to Sunday, March 26, 2017, the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival. In addition to reading and signing books, Michael presented on a memoir panel. He was a finalist for the Rob Byrnes Emerging Writer Award.