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 breathe , breathe , do pull - ups on the bar across one bench , and catch up with
you by the balance beams which we zigzag on , forward , backward , like children
on a beach boogie board skimming the watery film of sand . In the car I tell you ...
I ' ve been telling you a story about Radclyffe Hall , who like you led a life across ,
between , sex and gender . ... We stroll slowly down the green aisle , while I tell
you something of what I am writing now , vignettes of daily life , the delicate ...
I tell them about my masculine first girlfriend when I was five , my feminine first
husband when I was twenty . I tell of standing as a girl at doors marked White and
Colored , and not knowing what that meant until long after . The long blindfolded
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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