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Avidly Reads Making Out

Avidly Reads Making Out

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Avidly Reads is a series of short books about how culture makes us feel. Founded in 2012 by Sarah Blackwood and Sarah Mesle, Avidly-an online magazine supported by the Los Angeles Review of Books-specializes in short-form critical essays devoted to thinking and feeling. Avidly Reads is an exciting new series featuring books that are part memoir, part cultural criticism, each bringing to life the author's emotional relationship to a cultural artifact or experience. Avidly Reads invites us to explore the surprising pleasures and obstacles of everyday life.

Mid-kiss, do you ever wonder who you are, who you're kissing, where it's leading? It can feel luscious, libidinal, friendly, but are we trying to make out something through our kissing? For Kathryn Bond Stockton, making out is a prism through which to look at the cultural and political forces of our world: race, economics, childhood, books, and movies. Making Out is Stockton's memoir about a non-binary childhood before that idea existed in her world. We think about kissing as we accompany Stockton to the bedroom, to the closet, to the playground, to the movies, and to solitary moments with a book, the ultimate source of pleasure.

Author: Kathryn Bond Stockton
Publisher: New York University Press
Published: 10/08/2019
Pages: 176
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.30lbs
Size: 7.00h x 4.40w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781479843275

About the Author
Kathryn Bond Stockton is Distinguished Professor of English, Dean of the School for Cultural and Social Transformation, and Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity at the University of Utah. Most recently, she is the author of The Queer Child, or Growing Up Sideways in the Twentieth Century (2009).

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