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The Redneck Way of Knowledge

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  53 ratings  ·  6 reviews
This intoxicating book by the author of The Revolution of Little Girls combines autobiography, reporting, and the dressed-up lies we call fiction. An underground classic since its initial publication, it is the wildly funny personal testament of Blanche McCrary Boyd, sixties radical and born-againÀ Southerner, a lesbian with an un-P.C. passion for skydiving and stock-car r...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published January 15th 1995 by Vintage (first published 1982)
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Emilia P
Aw man, the copy I got was too old to have a Dorothy Alison foreword. Curses. This is a bunch of pieces about Southern life that Boyd wrote for the Village Voice around 1980. I kind of love this era of tough lady sort of disillusioned with mainstream feminism but still sort of old-fashioned butchness. Is that a thing? Is that a genre? I hope so. There's stuff about fancy drinking parties and politics and seeing the pope and going to car races. But the most interesting thing turns out to be the s...more
I read this book several years ago and loved it. I don't know what I would think of it now, but the fact I still remember it says a lot. I read a LOT of books and most of them just fade from memory. This one stuck.
With a couple of nice parts. But mostly: eh, do not read.
Messy lesbian fun!!!
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