Suits Me: The Double Life of Billy Tipton

Suits Me: The Double Life of Billy Tipton

by Diane Wood Middlebrook



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395654897
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 06/01/1998
Pages: 326
Product dimensions: 6.33(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.12(d)

About the Author

Dianne Wood Middlebrook is the author of several volumes of poetry and critism as well as the prizewinning bestseller Anne Sexton: A biography. The recipient of many fellowships and awards, she is a professor of English at Stanford University, where she has also served as the director of the center for research on women. She currently lives in San Francisco.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsx
Billy Tipton's Family Treexii
Author's Notexix
PART I Beginnings: 1889-1932
1. Born Naked (21 January 1989)3
2. But Who Was She? (1889-1928)12
3. Kansas City (1929-1932)31
PART II From Dorothy to Billy: 1933-1940
4. The "In" Sex (1933-1934)49
5. Graduation (1934-1935)62
6. The Playboy (1935-1938)77
7. Reggie's Daughter (1937-1940)94
PART III The Impersonator: 1940-1948
8. Self-Made Man (1940-1943)109
9. Swinging (1943-1946)126
10. The Son-in-Law (1946-1949)141
PART IV Rising: 1949-1958
11. Mobility (1949-1953)159
12. Making It (1954-1958)182
PART VSettling: 1958-1989
13. Man's World (1958-1961)209
14. Family Man (1962-1979)229
15. Out and Down (1980-1986)256
16. The End (1986-1989)270

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