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Publisher's Weekly Review

This is so cool. There’s nothing better than working really hard on a project and then getting some great feedback from an entity like Publisher’s Weekly! The book’s website is www.dearjohnilovejane.com and it would be awesome if you could go over to its facebook page and LIKE it : )


Dear John, I Love Jane: Women Write About Leaving Men for Women

Edited by Candace Walsh and Laura Andre, Seal, $16.95 trade paper (256p) ISBN 978-1-58005-339-6

There are plenty of coming-out stories on the market, important but familiar tales of women who knew from childhood that they were “different” and the ways in which they forged their own paths in a heterosexual world.

The women in this refreshing anthology come from a different angle entirely. After decades of heterosexuality–frequently perfectly fulfilling–they meet a woman who turns their world upside down. Initially shocked–am I gay? Or is it just her?–they experience a shift in identity that is as welcome as it is unexpected. Some of their husbands and boyfriends are supportive; others are not. Some of the women are still with the woman who prompted the change; some are with another, or in an open marriage with men, or still exploring their identities.

All speak of occupying a strange place on the spectrum of sexuality: “I won’t insult my past self by saying I was in denial or confused. I am a textbook example of the fluidity of sexuality,” writes one contributor. These stories are often funny, sometimes heartbreaking, and always brave as they reveal an often-overlooked arena of sexuality. (Nov.)


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Comments (2)

Anne Fausto-Sterling (the renowned geneticist and writer on gender) was keynote at a conference at which I spoke a few years ago. In describing her own sexuality and journey, she said "Was I straight when I spent the first half of my life married to a man and then gay when I spent the second half of my life with a woman? No." Maybe women are able to accept the idea that one can fall in love with individual people and not merely with genders. Dunno. But in my experience men who go from opposite sex relationships to same sex relationships "come out" while women who do so simply fall in love. Can wait to read the book! .-= Jake Aryeh Marcus´s last blog ..Lady Gaga Asks Young People to Seek Repeal of “Don’t Ask- Don’t Tell” – Should They Be Taking Lessons in Activism from Her =-.
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