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 opening of the door between us is not about whose power limits the other . I
smile at her , invite her to advance down some vista with me . She smiles back ,
agrees , takes my arm , says , “ Shall we ? ” and opens the door . Sometimes I
Last night I'd wished for my hat when I was walking a side street and a van pulled
up beside me . The driver was someone who thought one glance at a skirt
allowed him to own what's under it . He cruised by slowly , making kissing sounds
As we turn , a police car pulls up across from us . Two long siren shrieks blare .
We look around ; there is no one else in sight . The car drifts silently on to
nowhere in particular . There is no doubt ; he means the whistle for a cop's
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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