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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In an old picture she is a skinny young brunette , hair pulled back with barrettes ,
shoulders stiff in a print dress , standing beside my father . She says of herself as
a bride : “ I was so little then , he could put his hands around my waist and they ...
I sift through the mess of papers , turning up another photograph , my father and
mother soon after they were married . She stands like a schoolgirl , feet primly
together , hands behind her back , but this time the one I see is my father . They
When my father died , she took me to their room , to his closet , and asked if I
wanted any of his clothes . She expected me to want something . I chose a white
cotton dress shirt , a thin black - and - red striped tie , and his summer panama
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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