I was smiling on the train reading the excerpt from Mean by Myriam Gurba (found on Lithub), and then I looked up to find men smiling at me. If they only knew 😈.
This book is available from Coffee House Press. Here’s their description of this nonfiction novel:
Gurba grows up queer, Chicana, and takes no prisoners. Her story is a revelation, a delight, and an eye-opener.
True crime, memoir, and ghost story, Mean is the bold and hilarious tale of Myriam Gurba’s coming of age as a queer, mixed-race Chicana. Blending radical formal fluidity and caustic humor, Gurba takes on sexual violence, small towns, and race, turning what might be tragic into piercing, revealing comedy. This is a confident, intoxicating, brassy book that takes the cost of sexual assault, racism, misogyny, and homophobia deadly seriously.
Adding this to my never-ending list of things to read, but I’m probably moving this up for all the obvious reasons 🖤 It’s been a tough week under the patriarchy, reading this warms my heart. ⚡️STAY MEAN, GIRLS/QUEERS/NON-MEN.
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