Saturday, June 18, 2011

Oh, my – I'm behind on showing you the most recent prepublication blurbs for Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots – check these treasures out, my dears!!!

This anthology is full of gloriously fresh writing and startling stories, by turns anguished and funny. I was galvanized by the shocking honesty of these accounts. You may have thought you understood human nature before you read this book; after reading it you will be humbled by all you failed to grasp until now. America invented identity politics but here those identities have been multiplied and articulated as never before.
– Edmund White, author of A Boy's Own Story

Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots is a collection of essays that not only examine the intricacies of the current socio-political climate within the realm of the gay/queer/trans world, but also show how important it is for us to interface and aggressively seek to inform the world view of the culture at large. In many cases the essays go beyond critique to point the way toward more healthy and loving possibilities for everyone. This collection is a must-read, especially for those who purport to speak for our culture in mainstream gay media and educational establishments. Thanks, Mattilda for the insights, intellectual rigor and the glittering ammunition with which to destroy and rebuild. I adore you!
Mx Justin Vivian Bond, singer, songwriter, and author of Tango: My Childhood Backwards and in High Heels


chamblee54 said...

I needed some text for a post, and borrowed a few issues of "Lost Missing". Thank you.

mattilda bernstein sycamore said...


Love –

gielgud said...

I was already going to buy "Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots" when it came out- Mx. Bond beckons a pre-order, however. Can't wait- much love.

mattilda bernstein sycamore said...

Yay for a pre-order!!!