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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You take the edge of my ear in your warm mouth. I lift your hand, and lick each
finger, and the webbing between, and wonder when to mention safe sex. I say, "
We'll be more comfortable on the couch." I get up, light a candle, turn off the lamp.
The way you brave every day, charming and implacable by turns, the blows you
will tell an audience about as a political lesson, but the exact wounds hidden
even as you lie in my arms. There is almost nowhere for you to be and not be ...
We turn left at the old county jail, empty and dark, an unused graveyard
overgrown with razorwire that droops like wild grapevines. As we turn, a police
car pulls up across from us. Two long siren shrieks blare. We look around; there
is no one ...
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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