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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When you turn your face to kiss me at a certain angle , I am caressed by an edge
of roughness , a rasp of hair at your chin ' s edge , a reminder of why on the street
you ' re sometimes still taken for a man , an edge that reminds me how you ...
... on the ice of the worst snowstorm in decades . This evening I wanted the power
of showing my feet almost bare , my hips and breasts free under thin silk clothes .
Now I sit on the bathtub edge , my feet in running water that stings and burns .
In the brief space before dinner , I sit on the edge of your armchair , and then on
your lap . Conversation is both crowded and quiet . It ' s impossible to tell what
the other guests think about our presence there , living specimens of their
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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