By Kate Bornstein
“I was once born male and now I’ve received clinical and govt records that say I’m female—but I don’t name myself a lady, and that i comprehend I’m now not a guy. . . .”
Scientologist, husband and father, tranny, sailor, slave, playwright, dyke, gender outlaw—these are only a couple of phrases that have outlined Kate Bornstein in the course of her striking lifestyles. For the 1st time, all of it comes jointly in A Queer and delightful possibility, Kate Bornstein’s stunningly unique memoir that’s set to alter lives and enrapture readers.
Wickedly humorous and disarmingly sincere, this can be Bornstein’s such a lot intimate ebook but. With knowledge, wit, and an unwavering answer to inform the reality (“I mustn't ever inform lies”), Bornstein stocks her tale: from a pleasant Jewish boy becoming up in New Jersey to a strappingly good-looking lieutenant of the Church of Scientology’s Sea flagship vessel, and later to Nineties Seattle, the place she turns into a emerging famous person within the lesbian group. In among there are better halves and fanatics, heartbreak and triumph, bridges mended and damaged, and a trip of self-discovery that would mesmerize readers.
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The famous Sohong1 Swami was seated on his bed. The sight of his tremendous body affected us strangely. With bulging eyes, we stood speechless. We had never before seen such a chest or such football-like biceps. On an immense neck, the swami's fierce yet calm face was adorned with flowing locks, beard and moustache. A hint of dovelike and tigerlike qualities shone in his dark eyes. He was unclothed, save for a tiger skin about his muscular waist. Finding our voices, my friend and I greeted the monk, expressing our admiration for his prowess in the extraordinary feline arena.
His procedure differs widely, to accord with diversity in temperaments. He is marvelous! " I inwardly resolved not to add myself to their number. A guru too literally "marvelous" was not to my liking. With polite thanks to Gandha Baba, I departed. Sauntering home, I reflected on the three varied encounters the day had brought forth. My sister Uma met me as I entered our Gurpar Road door. " Without a word, I motioned her to smell my hand. "What an attractive rose fragrance! " Thinking it was "strongly unusual," I silently placed the astrally scented blossom under her nostrils.
Release is given him from the deafening demands of his ego. The love of God flowers on such soil. " The sage and I were present in Calcutta's Kalighat Temple, whither I had gone to view its famed magnificence. With a sweeping gesture, my chance companion dismissed the ornate dignity. " We strolled to the inviting sunshine at the entrance, where throngs of devotees were passing to and fro. " The sage surveyed me thoughtfully. "India too is young. The ancient rishis 3 laid down ineradicable patterns of spiritual living.
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