THE GIRLS NEXT DOOR. Into the Heart of Lesbian America. Signed

New York: Simon & Schuster, (1996). First edition. Hardcover. Signed by both authors. What Tom Wolfe did for astronauts and Roger Angell did for baseball, journalists Lindsy Van Gelder and Pamela Robin Brandt do for lesbians in this landmark book. Long misperceived as a separatist coven, a default option, or a sort of ladies' auxiliary to the gay men's movement, lesbian life has achieved a new visibility.This funny, lively, and perceptive book, drawing on more than a hundred interviews with women around the country, the authors have composed an unprecedented portrait of how gay women think, feel, love, and live. Three major "tribal" events; the long-running Michigan Womyn's Music Festivalo, "Dinah" (the annual Dinah Shore Golf Tournament and party circuit, a mecca for upwardly mobile luppies), and a cross-country trek with the activist Lesbian Avengers en route to the 1994 Stonewall commemoration, provide points of entry into an exploration of lesbian identity, social dynamics and politics that's as entertaining as it is revealing. 314pp. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. Item #14191
ISBN: 0684811189

Price: $125.00