In the annals of queer memoirs, some conventions have become cliches: Being Misunderstood, Coming Out, the First Relationship, Running Away. Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore's new memoir, The End of San Francisco, reworks all of these into a text where memory is inherently unstable, and where such experiences achieve a freshness while remaining uncompromisingly queer. It's a text that both remembers and reminds but is also a record of a historical and cultural forgetting.
Monday, September 30, 2013
"Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore's masterful new memoir tracks a radical activist's education in a changing city".
Just in time for my Chicago event at Women and Children First at 7:30 pm on October 7, a delightful review in the Chicago Reader!!!