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Naked in the Promised Land : A Memoir - Lillian Faderman

Naked in the Promised Land

A Memoir

Paperback Published: 30th July 2004
ISBN: 9780299200145
Number Of Pages: 368

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The daughter of an unmarried immigrant Jewish garment worker whose family had perished in the Holocaust, Lillian Faderman dreamed of being an actress. Instead she worked her way through college by posing for nude photographs, and by stripping. She slowly discovered that her deepest erotic and emotional connections were to women. After nearly losing herself in a dangerous underworld of addicts, pimps, and prostitutes, she became a brilliant student, eventually earning a Ph.D. And she became a loving partner, a devoted mother, an influential writer, and a groundbreaking scholar of gay and lesbian studies.

Industry Reviews

"A frank and moving book. . . . An exhilarating narrative of [Faderman's] life."--"Los Angeles Times"

"[A] painful dynamic--driven by Faderman's conflicting need to save herself and her mother--drives the book to disturbing emotional depths."--"Publishers Weekly"

"[A] painful dynamic--driven by Faderman's conflicting need to save herself and her mother--drives the book to disturbing emotional depths."--"Publishers Weekly"


"[A] painful dynamic driven by Faderman s conflicting need to save herself and her mother drives the book to disturbing emotional depths." "Publishers Weekly""


"A frank and moving book. . . . An exhilarating narrative of [Faderman s] life." "Los Angeles Times""


"[A] painful dynamic driven by Faderman s conflicting need to save herself and her mother drives the book to disturbing emotional depths." Publishers Weekly

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"A frank and moving book. . . . An exhilarating narrative of [Faderman s] life." Los Angeles Times

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"This ungentle memoir spares no feelings, least of all the author s, as it tells a riveting tale of truths more dangerous than fiction." Boston Sunday Globe"

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Lilly
How I Became an Overachieverp. 3
Going Crazy in East L.A.p. 24
Crushedp. 44
Men Ip. 64
Sheddingp. 87
Lil
Hollywoodp. 105
My Movie-Actress Nosep. 130
The Open Doorp. 142
Getting the Gift of Wisdomp. 160
Kicked Outp. 173
A Jewish Princep. 190
A Married Womanp. 207
Lillian
Higher Educationp. 227
How I Became a Burlesque Queenp. 247
Men IIp. 267
Professor Fadermanp. 286
How I Became a College Administratorp. 306
Sheaves of Oatsp. 331
Epiloguep. 351
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ISBN: 9780299200145
ISBN-10: 0299200140
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 30th July 2004
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48

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