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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I ' m also fighting with some of the women in my university department , because I
want to close the Women ' s Caucus social events to men . One of them says to
me , “ My husband will feel funny , ” and I say , “ No offense to him , but women ...
You say , “ Close your eyes , " and then you begin to read : “ Once there was a
little girl named Daisy . . . . " You ' ve found my favorite book from when I was little
. The girl is given a steamroller that she drives around her town , and flattens into
... people of the town . Each initiated into the mysteries of womanhood , even if
she did not want to be . For each , there was the moment when we were
commanded to close our eyes and walk forward . My eyes are closed because I
am crying .
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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