Beautiful Wreck: Sex, Lies & Suicide
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Fortunately, Stephanie Schroeder does know that she's unique, and can tell an interesting story. Those...more
This is the sort of book you instantly relate to: the story of a young woman growing up and trying her best to get by, financially and emotionally. This young woman happens to be a lesbian and a manic depressive, and it portrays both worlds perfectly for those who haven't experienced them (she also has Tourettes, but this plays a less important role). More than that, though, it's a very helpful tale, and I would recommend it to anyone struggling with mental illness.
The book follows Stephanie fro...more
I have a crisis, scheme, idea or depression.. subway riders viewing my grotesque facial grimaces + head twisting staring me in the face in my 37th year. I prefer death, nothing less than the face of hate, the fate of hate, the stench of death. Live = Death
Life = Death
Death = Freedom
The first few pages of Beautiful Wreck: Sex, Lies & Suicide set the tone for the memoir’s raw, real look at the struggles Stephanie Schroeder, a self-defined “queer feminist dyke writer, mental health advocate,...more
Her work has been anthologized in the queer classic anthology, "That's Revolting: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation," as well as the erotic anthologies including "Up All Night: Adventures in Lesbian Sex," "Hot & Bothered: Short, Short Fiction on Lesbian Desire," volumes 3 & 4, and several others. Her essay, "I Don't Wa...more