Melinda is a survivor of the worst kinds of abuse anyone can face. She found ironic
sanctuary as a stripper and an escortómore power over men than she'd ever had.
Her carnal career salves her soul-deep wounds, and the flask of vodka in her dancer's
bag ensures she needn't ever feel too deeply.
Not Your Average American Girl |
Christine Beatty's memoir chronicles her journey from the kid next door to collegiate husband to
transsexual woman, prostitute and addict, and her recovery and Phoenix-like rise to a life beyond her most
improbable dreams. She guides her readers on an intimate journey through the subcultures of hippies, strippers,
soldiers, urban transsexuals, prostitutes, addicts, jail, skid row and redemption. Ascending against all odds
in her career, she is also a pioneering rock musician, a controversial journalist and an AIDS survivor.
Told with the unflinching honesty of someone with nothing left to hide, the humor of a survivor who discovers
silver linings in the darkest clouds, and the spirit of a rebel who refuses to be broken.
Misery Loves Company ver.2 |
An updated, expanded version of Christine's 1993 book: poignantly vivid sometimes
brutal short stories and poetry, a semi-autobiographical perky, suicidal plunge into transsexual
transition in mid-1980s San Francisco. This book takes the reader to a place most people never see, a
poignant peek into the twilight world of San Francisco's meanest district, and a personal transformation
of self-awareness and shocking discoveries in a world of prostitution, spiraling addiction and borderline
insanity, and the beginnings of redemption. Illustrated by transsexual surrealist Nola Van Della and
seasoned with photos from back in the day and around the 'hood.