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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There was the girl classmate, long since married, who'd graduated and then had
an affair with a woman gym teacher. And the girl classmate who had gone from
one woman lover to another until her front door got broken down in the middle of
She told the story of how, many years ago, he would not go to see the brother he
loved most in the world be married. She pressed two fingers tight together. "He
loved him like this, like this," she said, her fingers lying as close together as
I say to myself: "I married the first time so I could have sex. I don't have to marry to
have sex." The man I married taught me, just before we married, what an orgasm
was. He showed me how his hands could touch my clit and pull pleasure ...
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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
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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