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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tanding in the pit of the auditorium , you are someone I don ' t know yet ,
handsome in silky shirt and tie , hair clipped close almost as skin on your fine -
boned head . You read a story about bar raids in the ' 50s , a dawn scene on the
... a woman in a yellow dress , had haggard circles under her eyes , and a little
clutch purse . We circumspectly debated the sex of the person next to her :
Unsmiling . Slender in all - black , in shirt and tie , men ' s suit , men ' s socks and
Smiling patiently at me , you lean against a steel beam , your shirt unbuttoned
half - way open , your white T - shirt stretched tight over your chest . “ And I don ' t
think it ' s possible to cross - dress even once in this culture and not think about it .
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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