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 was thinking that finally I understood the stories : How a single long look by a
burch at someone else ' s femme once caused fistfights over that split second of
possession . I did not say that if she had looked longer , and inclined her head ...
He asked me out once to the Ritz . He was sixteen , so afterwards we sat in his
car in my driveway and kissed . His mouth and hands began to lead me toward
some new motion . He asked me out once more , to a baseball game . We didn ' t
Once a year , grown white men got up on stage and reversed their color . They
ridiculed the people who had raised them , who worked side by side with them
every day . They became the opposites they feared , but not the people who lived
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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