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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Later, on the way to her first date with a woman, she remembered them, bought a
painter's cap, put on jeans and an oxford shirt, rolled up her sleeves and stuck
her Luckies in. She'd watched the other dykes. She knew better than to carry on ...
She says, "We talked about the funeral, and she wanted her good black pants,
and this purple oxford shirt. I'm not sending anything else down to them. She
made me promise not to let them bury her in a dress. I'll send only those clothes,
... you sitting here as him, at this ordinary formica table, though of course that is
the pronoun that suits your masculine spirit, short hair, oxford shirt, men's slacks.
The word spoken about you not in hostility or misperception, but because, for you
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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