Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Mississippi Sissy by Kevin Sessums

"Could this really be that sad little Sessums boy? Is he really as odd as all that? Those seemed to be the two questions the nurses on duty that night were asking themselves when it dawned on them that it was I beneath the witch’s cap and green makeup, my dress and cape flowing behind me as I swept toward my mother--my grandmother looked embarrassed for me, but I liked the attention-."

“Mississippi Sissy” by Kevin Sessums is one of my all-time favorite reads. All of us who grew up as ‘sissies’ (myself included) will identify with his story…..and the title pretty much says it all. His style is chatty, infectious and I confess when I was absolutely sure no one else was around I would read aloud to myself in the thickest southern drawl I could muster.

I absolutely love this book, and given the chance I’m positive you will too!


KenPaul66 said...

I read this book when it first came out. Many, many things about this book reminded me of my own upbringing in the 70's.

(cough,cough) I mean the 80's, that's right the 80's...

LOL...Giving away my age a little bit, huh ?

LOVE, LOVE the new blog, babe.

Larry Ohio said...

Thx for the tip. I'll check it out.
I like your VLOG, btw :-)

Charlie said...

I met Kevin Sessums about a year ago and he is one of the nicest men you will ever meet. I just wish I had him sign my copy of 'sissy'. Great pick!

kris gilman said...

I just read an excerpt of it online and it looks really good! I'm going to order it tonite, thanks!

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