S Bear Bergman is an acclaimed writer and lecturer who travels regularly across North America to speak on trans issues Bears first two books, Butch Is a Noun and The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You, are considered seminal texts on the subject of trans life In his third essay collection, Bear enters, describes, and rearranges our ideas about family as a daughter, husband, father, and friend In Bear s extended family orchard, drag sisters, sperm donor s parents, Sparkles and other relations provide branches of love, support, and sustenance than a simple family tree Defiantly queer yet full of tenderness and hilarity, Blood, Marriage, Wine Glitter is a beautifully thought provoking book that redefines the notion of what family is and can be....
|Title||:||Blood, Marriage, Wine, & Glitter|
|Publisher||:||Arsenal Pulp Press October 1, 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||240 pages|
|File Size||:||694 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Blood, Marriage, Wine, & Glitter Reviews
I ordered this book on Sunday. I read a little bit of it, liked it, and decided I wanted to read the other books first. So I read Butch is a Noun, The Nearest Exit May be Behind You and then Blood, Marriage, Wine, & Glitter. All on Sunday! Obviously a warning is in order - be careful, can be highly addictive! What shines through these books is the need to create families, the importance of friends, and the many ways we love other people. And also the way people who should know better refuse to see us for who we are and hurt us in the process. But it's the laughter that kept me going through the books and it's the laughter and love that I will remember. I encourage you to read these books.
This latest book from S Bear Bergman, is a thoughtful contribution to LIBTQI corpus of literature. An evolution of Bear's previous works, this book is less direct social commentary, with the main focus being touching stories of queer family. However, the book still uses these intensely personal reflections to both reimagine the potentials of "family" and also to challenge the norms thereof with a clear and positive view on how queer communities and networks provide a rich and fertile canvas to build on in the the possible contexts for queer parenting and the queer construction of family. I believe this is a must read for any LGBTQI parents, or those considering having families, and is also a powerful read for anyone else.
As someone who ended a six year relationship last year and became estranged from my family of origin, I have been asking myself questions about family--especially what family means to me. This poignant series of essays on family, romance, parenting, and much more spoke to my heart at a time when I desperately sought answers.
First time I read this, there was so many ugly tears. I hope someday to find what family means, but I'm so so glad to find it does exist for outlaws like me <3
Recommend that it be part of standard course work for junior/senior high students. Rich in life knowledge and human values.
Bear delivers, as always! His writing is funny and true to life and I loved the look at intersectionality and trans* invisibility.