Read Stone Butch Blues Online Free - Woman or man? This internationally acclaimed novel looks at the world through the eyes of Jess Goldberg, a masculine girl growing up in the "Ozzie and Harriet" McCarthy era and coming out as a young butch lesbian in the pre-Stonewall gay drag bars of a blue-collar town. Stone Butch Blues traces a propulsive journey, powerfully evoking history and politics while portraying an extraordinary protagonist full of longing, vulnerability, and working-class grit. This once-underground classic takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride of gender transformation and exploration and ultimately speaks to the heart of anyone who has ever suffered or gloried in being different.
|Title||:||Stone Butch Blues|
|Number of Pages||:||308 pages|
February 15, 2008
i teach this novel to college students, and have taught it for about three years now. there is no other book, in my opinion, that divides a class so radically -- some students love this book and cant stop reading it, despite acknowledging that it is one depressing representation of americas histo...
January 08, 2015
Powerful. I feel crushed.
Stone Butch Blues is rightfully regarded as a classic in the LGBT+ community. It's a devastating and powerful book, and refuses to step away from how difficult life was then, and how for many people it still is.
I marvel at how much difference there was for people like us...
April 02, 2008
I do not give many 5-star ratings just because I consider a 5-star rating to be hard to attain by anyone. But I HAD to give 5-stars to this book. I almost feel as if it is cliche to say this book is AMAZING since so many people feel the same way. But I suppose that is just an attestment to the fi...
February 09, 2017
I had put off reading Stone Butch Blues for well over a decade. At first it was because I didn't think it was relevant to me, a young trans woman. Everyone framed it as "a lesbian novel" or meant for trans men. I couldn't see how I would relate to it, then. But people kept recommending it, or ass...
February 09, 2017
"Actually, you said Love, for you,
is larger than the usual romantic love. It’s like a religion. It’s
terrifying. No one
will ever want to sleep with you."
Richard Siken, Crush
I finished Stone Butch Blue and I can't let go of the book at all, still I'm holding it, I feel attached to it. There's this...
November 11, 2011
This one was difficult to rate. I give you a complicated review for a complicated book.
This is a coming-of-age novel of sorts about a transgendered/gender queer person.
To be honest, I wasn't that into the first half of the book. The writing feels really unpolished and forced, the characters lac...
June 19, 2016
This entire story is so important, but before I get into that, I just want to share the most important words in this novel which come at the end in Feinberg's own Acknowledgements:
"I am typing these words as June 2003 surges with pride. What year is it now, as you read them? What has been won? Wh...
February 05, 2013
Leslie Feinberg's novel is one of those books that pops up on lists of influential or otherwise 'Must Read' books over and over again. In nearly all of its reviews, people praise it for being groundbreaking and representing the first real voice transgendered people had in the world of literature....
January 31, 2008
ok, I know everyone and their mom thinks this is the best book ever, and really it is quite amazing and so is everything that Leslie Feinberg does. But i have to say besides all the reasons everyone loves this book I remember the exact moment I read the opening letter in this book and how I was t...
March 24, 2013
It's been a long time since I've been able to invest myself in a book. I run around with ten projects on the go every day, and when I try to relax at night by reading I just look through the page and don't absorb a thing. It takes me months to finish a book anymore.
That being said, this is the f...