So You Want to Be a Lesbian: A Guide for Amateurs and Professionals

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So you've heard that lesbians are chic, hot, and the "next big thing" but you still wonder what is all the fuss about a Middle Eastern country? Well, So You Want to Be a Lesbian? is here to rescue America from its confusion. It is the essential travel guide to the Sapphic landscape, illustrating key terms, "coming out" (how to do it without having your aunt collapse in the strudel), and much more. A mix of history, culture, little-known facts about the lesbian nation (hint: don't look for it in an atlas), and ...

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Overview

So you've heard that lesbians are chic, hot, and the "next big thing" but you still wonder what is all the fuss about a Middle Eastern country? Well, So You Want to Be a Lesbian? is here to rescue America from its confusion. It is the essential travel guide to the Sapphic landscape, illustrating key terms, "coming out" (how to do it without having your aunt collapse in the strudel), and much more. A mix of history, culture, little-known facts about the lesbian nation (hint: don't look for it in an atlas), and dating tips for the confirmed, the soon-to-be-out, and just plain-curious, So You Want to Be a Lesbian? answers the essential questions, pokes fun at lesbian tradition, and provides a road map of where lesbians a road map of where lesbians are heading for the millennium (we've got news for you: it's not Kansas).

-Where the girls are-tips for cruising

-Sports, vehicles, and places to live

-The essentials for a dyke lifestyle

-Lesbian studies-the crib notes

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312144234
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1996
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,134,032
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Liz Tracey is the Editor-in-Chief of LGNY (Lesbian and Gay New York) and the editor of A Delicate Fire: Quotations on Lesbian Love (St. Martin's, 1996). She was a columnist (with Sydney Pokorny) for Outweek magazine, and is a contributor to Out. She lives in New York City, where she was born and raised.

Sydney Pokorny is a graduate of Vassar College. She currently lives in New York where she is the co-founder of the infrequently published (although still quite alive) zine Dead Jackie Susann Quarterly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2006

    disappionting

    i was excited about reading this book. than i read it. it is not funny at all. the stereotypes in this book are not amusing they are just insulting. i yawned all the way through the book hoping that it would become interesting at some point. it did not. this book does not entertain and the only info i got out of it was the names of some lesbian artists, most of which i was already aware of. don't buy this book if you want to be entertained. it truly sucks!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2002

    Sign me up!

    This is a very funny and informative book, containing history, trivia, and all sorted of other "lesbian know-how". I was on the floor laughing after the first chapter. I'd recommend this to anyone trying to grasp "lesbian culture" or left confused by what defines a lesbian haircut.

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