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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I attend to how she gets through a social situation I'm sure she's never faced, an
evening at home with an African-American butch and an Iraqi femme. As we four
lean toward each other over hazelnut coffee, I wonder if she's ever sat down to ...
What did she want that she could never get from him, or give, a sensation that
she never let herself imagine? Whose softness under her hand? Or her strong
back yielding under someone's weight, breath on her cheek? I lived in the house
His wife said, "I never saw him naked. We never had sex. He said something was
wrong with him. I never knew." Later I ask you, "Did the wife know?" You say, "
Very likely. But then she thought she was the only one. Now her mate is dead
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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