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Man Enough to Be a Woman by Jayne County

Man Enough to Be a Woman by Jayne County


If you stay alive long enough, people eventually catch up...


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

  • Details

    Imprint: Serpent's Tail

    Publication Date: 20 May 2021

    ISBN: 9781788166539

    Pages: 224

    Format: Paperback

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Germany and Republic of Ireland: Due to a high return rate of parcels, we are sadly no longer shipping to Germany and the Republic of Ireland. 

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