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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57 Vera 59 The Old Days 65 Drag Bar 67 Camisole 69 Boots 71 Marks 73 Sugar
Tit 75 Beard 77 Ashes 78 Pa 79 Marriage Proposal 81 Engagement Ring 83 New
Year 's Eve 85 Lunch 88 Paint 91 Cookpot 94 Husband 96 Lipstick 99 River ...
You say, "Take off this pretty thing," lifting one strap of my lace camisole. You ask
if I'm cold as you rub my shoulders and arms with lavender oil. You breathe
harder, the pulse of your chest light against my naked back. Your starched shirt
In the morning I sit naked on the couch, sunlight hot on my back, the camisole
crumpled on the floor. I think: If I can ask for touch, I can ask myself to do anything
I want. BOOTS The second time you and I met, we talked 70 MINNIE BRUCE ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dancingwaves - LibraryThing
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