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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On the subway platform, you lean me against a pillar and kiss me. We talk idly,
waiting for the next train; we've already exited one that was unmovably crowded.
After a drunk man behind us began to mutter and elbow, you said, "Let's get off ...
You've got no checking account or credit from years of no money, and not one
piece of picture ID. The application forms have no place for you who will never fit
into the either/or box of male/ female. You say how much easier it is to have my
Later you say, "Maybe he thought I was your husband, or your son. But maybe he
read me as woman." You explain to me that you're more careful the closer you
are to where you live — no Mr. or Ms. on your mailbox. You need home to be a ...
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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
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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