Man Enough to Be a Woman by Jayne County
If you stay alive long enough, people eventually catch up...
Published 20th May 2021
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Born in rural Georgia in 1947, Jayne moved to New York and became part of the 60s art scene surrounding Andy Warhol's Factory. Jayne's story follows the arc of LGBT liberation in the US - she came of age living hand-to-mouth, faced off against police at Stonewall and came out as a trans woman while she was touring Europe with her band. She went everywhere and met everyone and lived to tell the tale.
Man Enough to Be a Woman is the funny, fierce memoir of Jayne's extraordinary journey, now including a new epilogue where she reflects on how the world has (almost) caught up with her.
A reissue written with Rupert Smith featuring a new introduction by Juliet Jacques.
'Read this book! Live and learn, suckers.' - Debbie Harry
'Rock's first openly trans singer. Jayne County took part in the Stonewall uprising and influenced artists like David Bowie, The Ramones and Patti Smith.' - Stonewall's List of 13 LGBT Heroes You Should Know About
'The saga of a true rock & roll eccentric ... hilariously brash, this autobiography offers a raw and raunchy tour of the underground music scene.' - Publishers Weekly
'A rollickin' time capsule that reads like a dishy who's who of freakdom ... Inspired, intelligent storytelling ... spellbinding. Testifies to County's unflagging and inspirational courage.' - Rolling Stone
'An utterly shameless read, packed solid with superstar cameos ... a captivating, though often disturbing read. Probably the most honest, in-your-face rock book ever written.' - Manchester Evening News
Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Publication Date: 20 May 2021