Tag Archives: memoir

All We Know: “If you want the damn ball keep it, don’t throw it away.”*

How many books with lesbian subjects are reviewed—let alone glowingly reviewed—in mainstream publications as diverse as The New York Times Book Review, Wall Street Journal, WWD, The New Yorker, and Business Week? (And for a gem from across the pond, … Continue reading

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Here are the Lesbian Writers: Novels, Erotic Thrillers, and More

After that shout out for lesbian writers, I was very excited to hear about the below 2 books. I haven’t read them because I don’t have an ereader (color me old-fashioned but I prefer paper to pixels) but I kinda … Continue reading

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Mothers and Power: Winterson, Bechdel, and More

I have been ridiculously remiss in writing but I have been reading over the past month. And it seems the themes of the moment is mothers. First up: Absent Mother and Abusive Mother: Why Be Happy When You Could Be … Continue reading

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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit: Lesbian Coming of Age Memoirs and Novels

I like coming of age stories—fiction or nonfiction. They seem to be the order of the day lately and recently I’ve read: The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily Danforth. Among other things it made me want to visit Montana. Oranges … Continue reading

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Books to Watch Out For This Week: Winterson and Anshaw

This promises to be a banner week for lesbian lit! Two excellent authors are releasing books on Tuesday: Why Be Happy When You Could be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson. Here’s a sampling of some of the incredible praise this memoir has … Continue reading

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Cousin Geri is Gay: Tell your story no matter what people say

Now this was a blast from the past! Blair Warner’s cousin Geri is gay! I don’t think I ever actually knew her real name until now but I sure recognized her immediately as I was a loyal, every-day-after-school Facts of … Continue reading

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Lesbianville: Galloway, Bledsoe, and Pride & Joy

Last week we discussed Mean Little deaf Queer by Terry Galloway (Beacon, 2009) and it’s very much worth reading—the writing is strong, thoughtful, blunt, and often very funny.  Galloway is highly self-aware and yet has perspective which is a tricky … Continue reading

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