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About My Life and the Kept Woman

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About My Life and the Kept Woman

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
John Rechy
publisher:
Grove Press
genre:
Memoir, Nonfiction

We gave it a B

The gay Mexican-American author, John Rechy, recounts his life as a hustler, a GI, and a man fixated on a childhood image of an exotic adultress in About My Life and the Kept Woman.

Most Dysfunctional Moment
Rechy’s high school teacher invites him to her home to talk about his writing — then takes his virginity.

Lowdown
Life has its moments — Rechy’s portrayal of a racist 1950s Texas is particularly poignant — but all the sexcapades quickly grow tiresome. B

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