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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She says, laughing, that she's lectured students for years about the oppression
implicit in the gesture of door-opening, the way that men's mannerly care
vanishes when women really need to be helped with a burden. Now, my new
affair says, ...
We had to sign a roster at the door because it was a "private club." Rumor was
that the lists got handed over to the police. My friends taught me to give a fake
name; sometimes I signed in as Susan B. Anthony. Everyone always turned
I am last to go and pause between two doors. The signs seem clear, the usual
skirt and trouser legs, but suddenly I am confused. How do I choose, given who I'
ve been traveling with? One companion is a short man with a beard, deep voice,
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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