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An edition of Queer and pleasant danger (1992)

A queer and pleasant danger

the true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today

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An edition of Queer and pleasant danger (1992)

A queer and pleasant danger

the true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today

  • 4.67 ·
  • 3 Ratings
  • 4 Want to read
  • 0 Currently reading
  • 3 Have read
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Beacon Press
Language
English

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In the early 1970s, a boy from a Conservative Jewish family joined the Church of Scientology. In 1981, that boy officially left the movement and ultimately transitioned into a woman. A few years later, she stopped calling herself a woman—and became a famous gender outlaw.

Gender theorist, performance artist, and author Kate Bornstein is set to change lives with her stunningly original memoir. Wickedly funny and disarmingly honest, this is Bornstein's most intimate book yet, encompassing her early childhood and adolescence, college at Brown, a life in the theater, three marriages and fatherhood, the Scientology hierarchy, transsexual life, LGBTQ politics, and life on the road as a sought-after speaker.

The ebook includes a new epilogue. Reflecting on the original publication of her book, Bornstein considers the passage of time as the changing world brings new queer realities into focus and forces Kate to confront her own aging and its effects on her health, body, and mind. She goes on to contemplate her relationship with her daughter, her relationship to Scientology, and the ever-evolving practices of seeking queer selfhood.

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Book Details


Published in

Boston

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
305.3092, B
Library of Congress
BP605.S2 B68 2012, BP605.S2B68 2012

The Physical Object

Pagination
pages cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25139468M
Internet Archive
queerpleasantdan0000born
ISBN 13
9780807001653
LCCN
2011048448

Excerpts

She had me there. L. Ron Hubbard defines sex, marriage, and children as a vector along which all beings survive, a unit that generates more power than the sum of its parts. It was our duty to marry optimally, so we'd generate more power for the Sea Org. Molly took hold of my shirtfront and pulled me across the table, close to her face.
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