Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Two fantastic new blurbs for Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots!!!

"Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore's coruscating eye and clear head is what queers need if we are to survive as anything other than a tamed branch of consumer society, based on assimilation, repression, and despair. These essays come like a plunge into a forest pool of revitalizing joy, honesty, and common sense. Read them. Now. No—not tomorrow. Now!"
--Samuel R. Delany, author of Times Square Red, Times Square Blue

"Mattilda has again provided us with a collection of urgent, intimate, powerful essays that upend the horrifying hyper-visible and invisibilizing bandwagon of today's pro-military, marriage-obsessed white gay politics. These essays excavate masculinity, unearthing the complex and pervasive structures that police and construct it and exposing the beautiful resilience of its self-avowed refusers and failures. These pieces telescope between analysis of the structures of gendered racialization that produce body norms and the daily physical and emotional traumas and toils of surviving and resisting, providing complex and badly needed ways to imagine and reimagine faggotry."
--Dean Spade, author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law



(The book will be out just in time for Valentine's Day 2012!)

6 comments:

Campbell B. said...

Those are fabulous! Congrats again!

mattilda bernstein sycamore said...

Thank you, Campbell!!!

Love –
mattilda

Jory M. Mickelson said...

Perhaps that means we well be seeing you in rural Idaho come spring!

mattilda bernstein sycamore said...

Well, my dear, of course I'm open to ideas, plots, schemes, and other glamorous possibilities...

Love--
mattilda

proudprogressive said...

So glad , those are wonderful. We need your voice Matilda. Assimilation is not liberation. Hope the colleges have you come and speak to their classes about what boils down to class issues ( imo) Congrats glad the buzz is so good. I loved "Thats Revolting"

mattilda bernstein sycamore said...

Proudprogressive, yes I do hope to go to colleges on my 2012 book tour, for sure – at the very least, those are the gigs that help to fund the tour – and, I'm so glad you enjoyed That's Revolting, can't wait to hear what you think of this one…

Love –
mattilda