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Best all-around femme self-help book Miss Piggy’s Guide to Life. A fountain of wisdom. The book includes gems such as:
- “Never forget that only you can ever fully appreciate your own true beauty.”
- “The essence of managing money is managing to have enough of it.”
- Miss Piggy on choosing a career: “Does your chosen career offer an opporutnity fo genuine fashion growth?”
Butch literary crush (character, not author) Beebo Brinker by Ann Bannon
Femme literary crush (character, not author) See my post Delta of Venus for answer 😉
Favorite femme author Amber Hollibaugh, My Dangerous Desires
Book you’d like to see turned into a movie Leslie Feinberg, Stone Butch Blues
Best lesbian vampire of all time Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu (literature) and Catherine Deneuve in The Hunger (film)
Favorite femme fatale Norma Desmond from the film Sunset Boulevard of course!
Butchest book you own Judith Halberstam, Female Masculinity
Femmest book you own Helena Rubenstein, My Life for Beauty
Favorite genderqueer book Read My Lips: Sexual Subversion and the End of Gender by Riki Wilchins
Bizarre conversation starter William Burroughs, Naked Lunch (also qualifies as one of the butchest books I own). Causes straight guys who would ordinarily never speak to me think we have something in common. Sorry, dude, we don’t.
What author do you own the most works by? Literature: Virginia Woolf ; Theory: I own tons of Freud and Marx.
Favorite magazine Allure. If only they would make me an honorary beauty reporter!
Go-to beauty book Kevyn Aucoin, Making Faces. This is why they call them makeup artists.
Favorite biography (queer) Tie! The Scars of Sweet Paradise: The Life and Times of Janis Joplin by Alice Echols and Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up by Bob Colacello
Lesbian classic you want to encourage more people to read Djuna Barnes’s Nightwood. Not an easy read, but the prose is gorgeous.
Hottest thing you’ve ever read Carol Queen, The Leather Daddy and the Femme