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Audre Lorde: The Cancer Journals

Audre Lorde: The Cancer Journals

UK 2020, 71 pp., brochure, € 17.95
Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
Penguin UK
Moving between journal entry, memoir, and exposition, Audre Lorde fuses the personal and political as she reflects on her experience coping with breast cancer and a radical mastectomy. Long before narratives explored the silences around illness and women´s pain, Lorde questioned the rules of conformity for women´s body images and supported the need to confront physical loss not hidden by ... Weiterlesen

Kimberly M. Zieselman: XOXY

Kimberly M. Zieselman: XOXY

A Memoir (Intersex Woman, Mother, Activist). UK 2020, 272 pp., brochure, € 24.99
Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.
Jessica Kingsley
Meet Kimberly, a regular suburban housewife and mother, whose discovery later in life that she was born intersex fuelled her to become an international human rights defender and globally-recognised activist. Charting her intersex discovery and her journey to self-acceptance, this book portrays how being intersex impacted Kimberly´s personal and family life, as well as her career. From uncovering a secret ... Weiterlesen

Tan France: Naturally Tan

Tan France: Naturally Tan

UK 2019, 267 pp., brochure, € 24.95
Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.
Penguin UK
In this heartfelt, funny, touching memoir, Tan France, star of Netflix´s Emmy award-winning »Queer Eye«, tells his origin story for the first time. With his trademark wit, humor, and radical compassion, Tan reveals what it was like to grow up gay in a traditional South Asian family, as one of the few people of colour in South Yorkshire. He illuminates ... Weiterlesen

Garrard Conley: Boy Erased

Garrard Conley: Boy Erased

UK 2018, 340 pp., Pb, € 13.95
Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
William Collins
The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small town Arkansas, as a young man Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality. As a 19-year-old college student, Garrard was outed to his parents, and was forced to make a life-changing decision: either agree to attend a church-supported conversion therapy program that promised to ... Weiterlesen

Reinaldo Arenas: Before Night Falls

Reinaldo Arenas: Before Night Falls

UK 2017, 317 pp., brochure, € 19.95
Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
Serpent´s Tail
Reinaldo Arenas was born to a poverty-stricken family in rural Cuba. By the time of his death in New York four decades later, he had become one of Cuba´s most important poets, an outspoken critic of Castro´s regime and one of the leading gay voices of 20th- century. In »Before Night Falls«, Arenas tells of his odyssey from young rebel ... Weiterlesen

Michelle Tea: Black Wave

Michelle Tea: Black Wave

USA 2017, 326 pp., pb., € 19.95
Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
And Other Stories Publishing
It´s 1999 in San Francisco, and as shockwaves of gentrification sweep through Michelle´s formerly scruffy neighborhood, money troubles, drug-fueled mishaps, and a string of disastrous affairs send her into a tailspin. Desperate to save herself, Michelle sets out to seek a fresh start in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, climate-related disruptions and a string of extinctions are the background noise of impending ... Weiterlesen

Jonathan Lerner: Swords in the Hands of Children

Jonathan Lerner: Swords in the Hands of Children

Reflections of an American Revolutionary. USA 2017, 224 pp., hardcover, € 22.99
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This memoir of an American radical arrives at a moment of surging activism and rage. Against the chaos and conflicts of the 1960s, Jonathan Lerner probes the impulses that led a small group of educated, privileged young Americans to turn to violence as a means of political change. Beyond that, he tells the true story of an intellectually adventurous but ... Weiterlesen

David Hallberg: A Body of Work

David Hallberg: A Body of Work

Dancing to the Edge and Back. USA 2017, 320 pp. illustrated, hardbound, € 19.95
Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
Touchstone
David Hallberg, the first American to join the Bolshoi Ballet as a principal dancer, presents an intimate journey through his artistic life. Beginning with his real-life Billy Elliott childhood - an all-American story marred by intense bullying - and culminating in his hard-won come-back after a devastating injury, Hallberg´s memoir dives into life as an artist as he wrestles ... Weiterlesen

Armistead Maupin: Logical Family

Armistead Maupin: Logical Family

A Memoir. USA 2018, 289 pp., pb., € 17.95
Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
Harper Collins
The author of the bestselling »Tales of the City« series chronicles his odyssey from the old South to freewheeling San Francisco, and his evolution from curious youth to ground-breaking writer and gay rights pioneer. Many straight Americans first learned of the San Francisco gay scene in the 1980´s from »Tales of the City«, either the San Francisco Chronicle daily newspaper ... Weiterlesen

Ariel Levy: The Rules Do Not Apply

Ariel Levy: The Rules Do Not Apply

USA 2017, 210 pp., hardbound, € 18.50
Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
Random House
When 38-year-old New Yorker lesbian writer Ariel Levy left for a reporting trip to Mongolia in 2012, she was pregnant, married, financially secure, and successful on her own terms. A month later, none of that was true. Levy hurls you through the story of how she built an unconventional life and then watched it fall apart with astonishing speed. Like ... Weiterlesen

Caitlyn Jenner: The Secrets of My Life

Caitlyn Jenner: The Secrets of My Life

USA 2017, 336 pp., hardback, € 19.95
Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
Orion
With poignancy and humour, Caitlyn Jenner, male to female transsexual, writes about her confusion growing up, the temporary triumph of the Olympics as Bruce Jenner, and the noose of being endlessly described as the ultimate in manhood. She reveals her sense of shame and deceit she felt as she got older, as she went to great lengths to tell lies ... Weiterlesen

Cleve Jones: When We Rise

Cleve Jones: When We Rise

Coming of Age in San Francisco, AIDS, and My Life in the Movement. USA 2017, 256 pp., hardback, € 24.95
Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.
Little Brown
This is a personal memoir from a leading figure in the gay rights movement, Cleve Jones. It partially inspired the forthcoming TV mini-series »When We Rise« from Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, executive producer Gus Van Sant, and starring Guy Pearce. Longtime LGBTQ and AIDS activist Cleve Jones’ memoir is a sweeping, profoundly moving account of his life from ... Weiterlesen

Eileen Myles: Chelsea Girls

Eileen Myles: Chelsea Girls

UK 2016, 274 pp., brochure, € 13.95
Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
Serpent´s Tail
In this autobiographical novel, Eileen Myles transforms life into a work of art. Told in anaudacious voice, made vivid and immediate in a lyrical language, »Chelsea Girls« cobbles together memories of Myles´ 1960s Catholic upbringing with an alcoholic father, her volatile adolescence, her unabashed »lesbianity«, and her riotous pursuit of survival as a poet in 1970s New York. Suffused with ... Weiterlesen

Liam Klenk: Paralian – Not Just Transgender

Liam Klenk: Paralian – Not Just Transgender

D 2016, 180 pp., brochure, € 18.99
Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
Ylva Verlag
At five months old, Liam was adopted from an orphanage and ushered into a unique journey, which introduced him to the characters that would become both the currents that moved him and the rocks that supported him. Liam, who lives in Zurich with his wife, says: »At three years old I began catching odd glances because I was born in ... Weiterlesen

Augusten Burroughs: Lust and Wonder

Augusten Burroughs: Lust and Wonder

USA 2016, 304 pp., hardcover, € 18.95
Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
Macmillan
In chronicling the development and demise of the different relationships he's had while living in New York, Augusten Burroughs examines what it means to be in love, what it means to be in lust, and what it means to be figuring it all out. The author of »Running With Scissors« continues the story he began in »Dry« to examine the ... Weiterlesen

Edmund White: A Boy's Own Story

Edmund White: A Boy's Own Story

UK 2016, 256 pp., brochure, € 14.95
Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
Picador
Originally published in 1982 as the first of Edmund White's trilogy of autobiographical novels, »A Boy's Own Story« became an instant classic for its pioneering portrayal of homosexuality and gay life in American fiction. The book's unnamed narrator, growing up during the 1950s, is beset by aloof parents, a cruel sister, and relentless mocking from his peers, compelling him to ... Weiterlesen

Michelle Tea: How to Grow up

Michelle Tea: How to Grow up

A Memoir. USA 2015, 287 pp., brochure, € 19.95
Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
Penguin USA
As an aspiring young writer in San Francisco, Michelle Tea lived in a scuzzy communal house. She drank, smoked, snorted anything she got her hands on. She dated men and women, and sometimes both at once. But between hangovers and dead-end jobs, she scrawled in notebooks and organized dive bar poetry readings, working to make her literary dreams real. In ... Weiterlesen

Joey Graceffa: In Real Life

Joey Graceffa: In Real Life

My Journey to a Pixelated World. USA 2015, 260 pp., brochure, € 17.95
Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
Twenty-three year old Joey Graceffa has captured the hearts of millions of teens and young adults through his playful, sweet, and inspirational YouTube presence (not to mention his sparkling eyes and perfect hair). Yet, Joey wasn’t always comfortable in his skin, and in this candid memoir, he thoughtfully looks back on his journey as a gay boy from pain to ... Weiterlesen

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