10 Essential Books About Contemporary Queer Life in America

posted on 11 Jun 2018


Michelle Tea's Against Memoir: Complaints, Confessions & Criticism takes readers on a raucous tour through American counterculture, instructing readers in what it means, and has meant, to be a queer feminist in the United States. The collection features essays about a gang of punk rock lesbians­ (many of whom would transition to male later in life) who roamed in packs in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood in the 1990s; another weaves Tea's teenage angst, alcoholism, and an encounter with Joey Ramone together into an essay about the summer she was 16 and obsessed with fitting into the goth scene. Tea picks 10 books about contemporary queer life in America.

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