i'm now more than halfway thru "A Woman Like That: Lesbian and Bisexual Writers Tell Their Coming Out Stories". i had bought it expecting (and hoping) it to be racy. but, there's very little raciness in it.
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.
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A Woman Like That: Lesbian And Bisexual Writers Tell Their Kindle Edition
"A diverse and lively anthology of popular lesbian and bisexual authors writing about the multifaceted phenomenon of coming out." -- "Kirkus""Sometimes funny, at other times full of pathos, these coming-out stories are unfailingly moving." -- "Booklist""Each of these tales -- and the women behind them -- startle and move us in miraculous ways. This collection of thirty-one tales -- cantankerous, humorous, sometimes bitter, often fortuitous, sometimes regretful, and mostly relieved and satisfied -- forces us to grapple with the hard realities and the alluring mysteries of what it means to be a sexual person -- of many hues and ambitions -- in the world today." -- Michael Bronski"Even family needs a woman like that!" -- Rita Mae Brown"A book of writers' coming out stories! Now we need a CD of singers' coming out songs, an exhibition of painters' coming out paintings, a ballet of choreographers' coming out dances, etc., to go with this exaltation." -- Kate Clinton"I hated to see these stories end. I wanted to write each of the writers and say, 'Thank you for your honesty. You helped me understand more about the immeasurable ways we are human.'" -- Toi Derricotte --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
About the Author
Joan Larkin is a Lambda Award-winning poet and co-editor of three previous anthologies, including the groundbraking Gay and Lesbian Poetry in Our Time. Her most recent books are Cold River and Glad Day: Daily Meditations for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender People. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- File size : 854 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : HarperCollins e-books (13 October 2009)
- Print length : 326 pages
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B000QTE9UW
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,327,223 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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on being differentReviewed in the United States on 20 October 2005
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A challenging readReviewed in the United States on 8 June 2014
This volume contains some hard-hitting stories of coming-out experiences, but they are worth taking the time to read and consider. For those who share their sexuality, not all of the stories will reflect the reader's personal experience, but they will open eyes to the variety that exists within the lesbian and bisexual community. For those who are not LGBT, readers will gain an insight into this world, and the challenges sometimes presented by the coming-out process.
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OKReviewed in the United States on 2 February 2010
Good writers but the stories are about people from the 50s, 60s when times were different. I expected a book with more contemporary stories.
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