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There is little about Carol Sherman-Jones' life that one could characterize as normal. How many other sixth graders do you know who would hire the playground bully to break her arm just so she could get some attention? How many people do you know who have wrestled a midget in lime Jell-O to earn some rent money? How many people do you know who have purchased a rundown bar for one dollar and then, with no business experience whatsoever, turned it into wildly successful gay bar? Carol Sherman-Jones has done all ...

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Overview

There is little about Carol Sherman-Jones' life that one could characterize as normal. How many other sixth graders do you know who would hire the playground bully to break her arm just so she could get some attention? How many people do you know who have wrestled a midget in lime Jell-O to earn some rent money? How many people do you know who have purchased a rundown bar for one dollar and then, with no business experience whatsoever, turned it into wildly successful gay bar? Carol Sherman-Jones has done all that and a lot more. With an irrepressibly irreverent wit, she shares all in her autobiography titled My Life as a Gay Man in a Straight Woman's Body. In what she describes as an extremely cathartic experience, Sherman-Jones bares her most painful secrets as well as her most incredible highs.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781589850040
  • Publisher: Five Star Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/10/2001
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 187
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2002

    My Life as a Gay Man in a Straight Woman's Body

    'I found My Life as a Gay Man in a Straight Woman's Body uplifting and fun-clearly it was written from the heart. Carol Sherman-Jones is a woman I have to meet.' Jill Duval Publisher, New Mexico WOMAN

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2002

    My Life as a Gay Man in a Straight Woman's Body

    This is an escorted tour throught the gay night club scene in Cincinnati. It's a very funny book, whose crisp one-liners and vivid images are laced with rueful wisdom and punctuated by howls of pain. Although intensely and uncompromisingly personal, it throws a penetrating light on current American vailues and mores: older readers will find it a rollicking but disturbing ride across the generational line. Ted Berkman-Best selling author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2002

    My Life as a Gay Man in a Straight Woman's Body

    Reading Carol's book was just that: pure pleasure. Real friendships, real pain, inspiring hope no matter what your cross to bear or how lost you might feel. This woman dealt with more eccentric folks and dedicated pals than most of us experience in a life time. Carol holds NOTHING back, so this book is NOT for the fainthearted or those bound by too much social appropriatness...teehee...Heaps of fun!! This piece would make an icredible and heartwarming movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2001

    Cheryl Eagleson

    My Life as a Gay Man in a Straight Woman's Body is much more than the entertaining slice of life history of Carol Sherman-Jones. Carol, one of Cincinnati's most energetic and in your face personalities is also one of our finest non-gay allies. She takes the reader through her life, thus far, both troubled and triumphant. She offers an honest assessment of both her gifts and difficult life struggles. Carol invites the reader into interesting vignettes of her history, well written and presented in her own colorful descriptions and charming but blunt style. While her writing style is entertaining, the reader will come away feeling priviledged to have been included on the painful road of a woman whose life journey toward recovery has a message of hope and joyful inclusion for all--gay, straight or, well, whatever. Cincinnatians who frequented either or both of Carol's wonderful restaurants will sit back to remember how it felt to be a part of Carol's social family. Romances started and ended there. Friendships were developed and our communtities learned the news of one another while intersecting with fellow travelers and partyers. Carol learned to make a place for herself in the world and then opened the door to the rest of us to join the celebration. Thanks, Carol! Cheryl Eagleson Co-Producer of Alternating Currents, Cincinnati's GLBT Public Affairs Radio Producer

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