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Mean / Myriam Gurba.

Gurba, Myriam, (author.).
Book Book (2017.)
Description: 175 pages ; 21 cm.
Publisher: Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, 2017.
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Peabody Main Adult New Nonfiction NEW PS 3607 .U5485 Z46 2017 (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9781566894913 (softcover)
  • ISBN: 1566894913 (softcover)
General Note: "An Emily Books original."
Summary: "Myriam Gurba's debut is the bold and hilarious tale of her coming of age as a queer, mixed-race Chicana. Blending radical formal fluidity and caustic humor, Mean turns what might be tragic into piercing, revealing comedy. This is a confident, funny, brassy book that takes the cost of sexual assault, racism, misogyny, and homophobia deadly seriously. We act mean to defend ourselves from boredom and from those who would cut off our breasts. We act mean to defend our clubs and institutions. We act mean because we like to laugh. Being mean to boys is fun and a second-wave feminist duty. Being mean to men who deserve it is a holy mission. Sisterhood is powerful, but being mean is more exhilarating. Being mean isn't for everybody. Being mean is best practiced by those who understand it as an art form. These virtuosos live closer to the divine than the rest of humanity. They're queers. Myriam Gurba is a queer spoken-word performer, visual artist, and writer from Santa Maria, California. She's the author of Dahlia Season (2007, Manic D) which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, Wish You Were Me (2011, Future Tense Books), and Painting Their Portraits in Winter (2015, Manic D). She has toured with Sister Spit and her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach. She lives in Long Beach, where she teaches social studies to eighth-graders"-- Provided by publisher.

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Gurba, Myriam. "Mean." Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, 2017.
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