This brave memoir chronicles Pratt's struggle to overcome the repressive traditions of Southern womanhood and live her life honestly. It chronicles her youth, her marriage, her eventual decision to come out as a lesbian, and her life with transgendered activist and author Leslie Feinberg. Minnie Bruce Pratt is the author of We Say We Love Each Other, Rebellion, Crime Against Nature, Walking Back Up Depot Street, and The Dirt We Ate.
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(And hate yourself enough to almost leave your body.) The two of us had sat at
playtime in the dirt, barefoot, battling furiously hand-to-hand in the desire to
defeat the other. How had we survived to meet again? Survived to grow up to be
She has four children, and no husband. She married out of poverty at fourteen,
and left her husband just a year or two ago, in her mid- twenties, my age. I have
two children and a husband I married three months out of my teens. I wear my
I don't know how she stands it, being alone with her in that big old house." The
harvest moon is low and yellow over the cornfields as my friend and I drive deep
into the dark country. I tell her of the nights I've wanted to howl, bereft of my body.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ehough75 - LibraryThing
Amazing. Loved every aspect of this book. She shows how her thoughts and process have developed and changed over the years with both conversaitons, debates, and encounters with the people she has met ... Read full review
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An amazing book of vignettes that explore the ideas and intersections of love, sexuality, gender, and identity. A beautiful love letter to her partner, Leslie Feinberg. Read full review