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Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels

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Title: Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels
Author: Justin Vivian Bond
ISBN: 9781558617476
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
Published: 2011
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Condition: New
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Publisher Description:
Hailed as "the greatest cabaret artist of [their] generation," Mx. Justin Vivian Bond makes a brilliant literary debut with this candid and hilarious queer coming-of-age tale (The New Yorker).
Bond recalls in vivid detail how it looked and felt to first discover Mom's lipstick (Iced Watermelon by Revlon). Growing up haunted by their awareness of being "different," Bond began to foster intimate friendships with girls, and to feel increasingly at risk with boys. But when the bully next door wanted to meet in secret, Bond couldn't resist. Their trysts went on for years, making Bond acutely aware of how sexual power and vulnerability can intertwine. With inimitable style, Bond raises issues about LBGTQ adolescence, parenting trans/queer children, and bullying, all while being utterly entertaining.
"Like Bond, the memoir is droll, pensive and filled with zingers teetering between funny and ferocious." --The New York Times
"Reading Tango is like listening to your favorite eccentric cousin or auntie tell you hair-dressing tales of innocence lost and found, friendships forged of adversity, and bullies bewildered by their own perversity. Justin Vivian spins a one-of-a-kind story that you won't be able to put down." --Kate Bornstein, author of Gender Outlaw
"Tango is a raw nerve touching an electric soul, a beautiful book, written with honesty, pain, and joy from one of our great modern day shamans." --Sandra Bernhard, actress