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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The last man I'd danced with was my husband , whose hands longed for me to
hold him like a mother . The last woman I'd danced with wanted me to follow , but
her hands weren't strong enough to hold me . You know that when you hold me , I
Now you say you will hold me every morning and every night in our home . We
pant up the stairs , hauling the paint cans hand over hand , into the bedroom
wide with sunlight , with windows full of the opulent city and the toiling river . You
You hold my right foot while he handles my breast roughly , implies I'm
overreacting , but prescribes a strong antibiotic . He exits , and with him my
anxiety that I will lose your presence . He assumed you were a man , and I used
the pronoun he ...
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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