PATRICKRILEYHEADSHOT2.JPGWELCOME to "The Life of Riley" which will include periodic chronicles of pop culture and possibilities that flow out of Patrick L. Riley's day. That's me!!! Through blogging (and soon some other technological features on which I'll keep you posted as they launch), I will pull experiences from my busy life to entertain and inspire all of you. Through this site, I will share my observations and insights. 

Some features to look forward to:

1.) "PATRICK'S POP UP(DATES)" will feature stories from pop culture, music, theater, fashion, and the entertainment industry at large. 

2.) "The Life of Riley" will also introduce a "take-a-look-at-your-life" section (READ: sort of an advice column), where I will help readers come up with their own questions and answers around what "ways of being" are working (or not working) to have them acheive their respective goals and live their best lives. This section is called "WHO YOU BE?".

3.) Additonally, there will be a free-flowing, organic section called "TESTIFY" from which I will pull from my own life's journey to share and hopefully inspire. Some of the fare may be new musings and experiences. Other times, I may pull from my journals and past sharings to shed light on some uncomfortable truths that I've experienced and that may perhaps play a role in healing someone else's wounds as the real-life experience did for me. From my experience of covering 9/11 as a freelance journalist to courageously coming out (as gay) to my family, "TESTIFY" promises to move those who choose to read it.

4.) And a section titled "PR" (like my initials, but also like "public relations") will include press clips from any coverage I get. 

5.) And anytime pictures or video can support an entry (in the blog, and perhaps in the subsequent podcasts, my space, and website), those visuals will keep things aesthetically enrolling. That section will be called "MY TUBE".
Patrick L. Riley


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Happy Hour and More

Looking ahead to BLACK HISTORY MONTH (February) and WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH (March)... and excited to announce that my book is NOW available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever books are sold.

Please SHARE and consider BUYING & GIFTING --- and LEAVING REVIEWS:


Barnes & Noble:

1. ANY FUTURE HOSTS can consider securing their books; booking me; and selling on-site to those in attendance at proposed talk/signing - keeping the revenue for the cause!

2. More press and appearances to come - including a Harlem-based Women's Empowerment event in March; Richmond's BND Institute in April; ATL in April; Dallas in May; Cancun, Mexico Memorial Day wknd; Dartmouth University - TBD; etc.

3. We're taking meetings regarding TV/film options.

4. Look forward to sharing more of myself later this year in #THEHAPPYHOUR as one of five of @TheHappyHourGuys co-hosts on digital talk show #TheHappyHour on FACEBOOK WATCH and YOUTUBE. Stay tuned!

#DorpieBooks #LifeofRiley #PatrickRileyBook


The Happy Hour is a new talk show featuring a panel of 5 Gay Men and a Special Guest at The Bar on Each Show. Think the TV Show The View meets Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live. The gentlemen will have a weekly intense conversation around politics, relationships, theater, fashion and pop culture. The Happy Hour begins shooting in February in New York City. The show location will be held weekly at The World Famous Melba’s in Harlem. Just like the cast of the HBO Show Sex & The City, the ladies had the CoffeeShop to meet up, the men now have Melba’s! Executive Producer: AnthonyKen LLC ( Anthony Wayne & Kendrell Bowman)  & Ulyssa Salett (POSE,The Sinner,Sweet Bitter). 
Make Sure to Follow The Guys on Social Media!
Instagram: TheHappyHourGuys

p.p.s. Hey #thehappyhourguys and all of my NYC and#LifeofRiley PEEPS! If you are around Fri 2/1/19, please join me at Hard Rock Cafe Yankee Stadium for a special HAPPY HOUR performance from my friend - and client of my @akhenation - singer/songwriter NATE PALMER! Here's a sneak-peek at NaPalm HE'S GREAT!

Doors open at 4pm!
Happy Hour
o Appetizer Specials
o Drink Specials
o $3 Domestic Beers
o $4 Import Beer
o $4 Wines
o $5 Cocktails (single liquor/mixer) !

And we'll toast our NEW Happy Hour Talk Show - @thehappyhourguys