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A Woman Like That: Lesbian And Bisexual Writers Tell Their Coming Out Stories Paperback – Bargain Price, October 24, 2000
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"A book of writers' coming out stories! Now we need a CD of singers' coming out songs... etc, to go with this exaltation." -- Kate Clinton
"A book of writers' coming out stories! Now we need a CD of singers' coming out songs... etc., to go with this exaltation." -- Kate Clinton
"A diverse and lively anthology of popular lesbian and bisexual authors writing about the multifaceted phenomenon of coming out." -- -- Kirkus
"Even family needs a woman like that!" -- -- Rita Mae Brown
"I hated to see these stories end. I wanted to write each of the writers and say, 'Thank you for your honesty'..." -- Toi Derricotte
About the Author
- Paperback : 326 pages
- Item Weight : 6.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.31 x 0.79 x 8 inches
- Publisher : Perennial / Harper Collins (October 24, 2000)
- ASIN : B004JZWNI4
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #8,052,782 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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what i found instead are a number of interesting 1st-person accounts of what it's like to discover that you're so far outside of the statistical norm that mainstream society can't (or refuses to) accept you as one of their own.
this book is not for everyone; but, i had no problem relating to what i believe to be its larger theme.
These stories are much more than just biography, they are poetry, pure and unfettered. These authors are not hampered by the desire to be political correct, but only by the desire to tell some truth about their lives, and all are incredibly moving. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the stories kept getting better and better, even though I didn't think that was possible. The diversity of ages, races and geographic territory covered here further adds to this collection's fullness. Lest you think I mean there are token accounts, there are not. Each is fully developed and stands proudly on its own, as well as fitting in with the other works. Tristan Taormino's entry about visiting her queer father as a teenager, and her adventures with her first girlfriend, and Cecilia Tan's amusing and honest tale of her mother coping with (and celebrating) her bisexuality and erotic writing, are especially enjoyable reading.
These tales will be welcome comfort to the lesbian or bisexual reader, but also to any teenager or other person who has every felt alienated, or who simply enjoys biography. The fact that this collection's contributors are all established, published writers adds both fascination to their stories and a quality of writing that is very welcome. These stories stay in the mind long after one closes the book.