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Annie Krabbenschmidt- Fred: An Unbecoming Woman

Genre: Memoir/LGBTQ2S

5 Stars

Powerful Memoir

What a powerful story of life, love, and living as ones true self in Fred: An Unbecoming Woman by Annie Krabbenschmidt. This is the first book of this author's that I've read, and I find telling this personal story, was very empowering. It is not always easy, or ever easy to let the world know who you really are. As I was reading the book, being gay or homosexual were words used, but also "the thing" was an interesting concept, as it was related to coming out, and talking to others about it. As I was reading it, I was surprised that I was surprised by people's behavior. Many things stood out in this book, and here's a quote, that kind of sums up what I was thinking. "This book wasn’t really supposed to be about womanhood with a capital W. But to understand the challenge of defecting from my preordained social identity as a straight, cisgender woman, in order to live out my queerness, you need to know that I was constantly inundated with cautionary tales of women who have failed: what Manne might call “unbecoming women—traitors to the cause of gender—bad women, and ‘wayward’ ones.” It’s definitely un-put-downable! Masterfully written! Brilliant writing! Fred: An Unbecoming Woman is a definite recommendation by Amy's Bookshelf Reviews. I read this book to give my unbiased and honest review. Amy's Bookshelf Reviews recommends that anyone who reads this book, to also write a review.


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