Suits Me: The Double Life of Billy Tipton

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 19 may. 1999 - 326 páginas
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The jazz pianist Billy Tipton was born in Oklahoma City as Dorothy Tipton, but almost nobody knew the truth until the day he died, in Spokane in 1989. Over a fifty-year performing career, Billy Tipton fooled nearly everyone, including Duke Ellington and Norma Teagarden, five successive "wives" with whom Billy lived as a man, and three children who he "fathered." As Billy Tipton herself said, "Some people might think I'm a freak or a hermaphrodite. I'm not. I'm a normal person. This has been my choice." This jazz-era biography evokes the rich popular-music history of the Great Depression and reads like a detective story.
 

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While I found this book super interesting, I definitely felt the lack of Billy's perspective in this story. An incomplete read without knowing what he was thinking and feeling and his motivation ... Leer reseña completa

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This was a very interesting book about Billy Tipton, a musician in the jazz/swing era who was born a woman but passed as a man almost his entire adult life. It's both fascinating and frustrating ... Leer reseña completa

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But Who Was She? 18891928
12
Kansas City 19291932
31
The In Sex 19331934
49
Graduation 19341935
62
The Playboy 19351938
77
Reggies Daughter 19371940
94
SelfMade Man 19401943
109
Swinging 19431946
126
Making It 19541958
182
Mans World 19581961
209
Family Man 19621979
229
Out and Down 19801986
256
The End 19861989
270
Notes
285
References
311
Index
317

The SoninLaw 19461949
141
Mobility 19491953
159

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Sobre el autor (1999)

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.

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