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Mariner Books

Suits Me: The Double Life of Billy Tipton

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Title: Suits Me: The Double Life of Billy Tipton
Author: Middlebrook, Diane Wood
ISBN: 9780395957899
Publisher: Mariner Books
Published: 1999
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.

Biography 1379987

Publisher Description:
The jazz pianist Billy Tipton was born in Oklahoma City as Dorothy Tipton, but almost nobody knew the truth until the day he died, in Spokane in 1989. Over a fifty-year performing career, Billy Tipton fooled nearly everyone, including Duke Ellington and Norma Teagarden, five successive wives with whom Billy lived as a man, and three children who he fathered. As Billy Tipton herself said, Some people might think I'm a freak or a hermaphrodite. I'm not. I'm a normal person. This has been my choice. This jazz-era biography evokes the rich popular-music history of the Great Depression and reads like a detective story.