We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan
Author: Sullivan, Lou
Publisher: Nightboat Books
"Celebratory, even radical"--The New Yorker
"Monumental"--HyperallergicWe Both Laughed In Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan narrates the inner life of a gay man moving through the shifting social, political, and medical mores of the second half of the 20th century. Sullivan kept comprehensive journals from age 11 until his AIDS-related death at 39. Sensual, lascivious, challenging, quotidian and poetic, the diaries complicate and disrupt normative trans narratives. Entries from twenty-four diaries reveal Sullivan's self-articulation and the complexity of a fascinating and courageous figure.
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