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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She answers lightly but seriously, "If your arms are full of packages, of course I'll
open it for you." I don't want another answer, but I don't quite believe this one. I
imagine us walking into a bookstore, deep in flirtation, and I see her, smiling ...
woman, say mildly, "I'm not sure she's straight. In any case, you're for freedom of
gender expression, right?" Smiling patiently at me, you lean against a steel beam
, your shirt unbuttoned half-way open, your white T-shirt stretched tight over your
In the shopping center shoestore, when I sit down to try on sandals, an African-
American woman in the next chair nudges me, smiles, points to you, and says, "
Better have her hang onto your purse while you do that. It might walk out of here.
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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