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 got tired of waiting. Waiting gets tiresome." When you turn your face to kiss me at
a certain angle, I am caressed by an edge of roughness, a rasp of hair at your
chin's edge, a reminder of why on the street you're sometimes still taken for a
I was the only woman there when the other person waiting, a man, walked up
and leaned over me. I said, "I don't want to talk to you," several times. He
persisted, I repeated. Pissed off, he snapped his fingers at me, "Tighten it up,
baby, tighten ...
I am waiting to see a doctor. When the nurse saw you standing next to me, she
said, "Who are you?" When you answered, "Her husband," she said, "Oh, let's put
you to work getting these forms filled out." You don't know my social security ...
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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