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Free download Suits Me The Double Life of Billy Tipton æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ý The jazz pianist Billy Tipton was born in Oklahoma City as Dorothy Tipton but almost nobody knew the truth until the day he died in Spokane in 1989 Over a fifty year performing career Billy Tipton fooled nThe jazz pianist Billy Tipton was born in Oklahoma City as Dorothy Tipton but almost nobody knew the truth until the day he died in Spokane in 1989 Over a fifty year performing career Billy Tipton foole. First off I didn't read the whole thing I just couldn't I had to keep giving myself a uick pep talk before picking it up telling myself that it had to get better that the story would pick up that the author would let go some of her ignorant assumptions and just tell the story It never got better I gave up after chapter 9The first sentence of the Preface made my blood boil This is the story of a woman named Billy Tipton a jazz musician who lived as a man from the time she was nineteen until 'he' died at age 74 and was discovered to be female This is wrong on so many levels it's mind boggling The title itself The Double Life of Billy Tipton as well as language such as discovered to be female is insulting and misleadingIf it were just a uestion of the author's complete ignorance of trans issues I might have been able to stomach the book But the author insists on coming up with all sorts of justifications for Billy Tipton's choices as if simply identifying as a man wasn't a good enough reason She continues to refer to Billy as she even after he has begun living full time as a man and despite the fact he spent than 50 years of his life living as a man In addition to all this I didn't find the writing engaging at all This book might be suitable to people interested in the history of jazz in the American midwest in the 1930s and 40s I felt the author used a lot of historical material to pad the book because so little is known about Billy Tipton himself

Diane Wood Middlebrook ↠ 5 Free read

D nearly everyone including Duke Ellington and Norma Teagarden five successive wives with whom Billy lived as a man and three children who he fathered As Billy Tipton herself said Some people might thin. Okay but fooled nearly everyoneFuck off

Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Diane Wood Middlebrook

Suits Me The Double Life of Billy TiptonK I'm a freak or a hermaphrodite I'm not I'm a normal person This has been my choice This jazz era biography evokes the rich popular music history of the Great Depression and reads like a detective stor. I was disapppointed that the author of this book could take such an amazing life story and make it boring The writing itself is problematic the author uses both he and she pronouns for Billy at different times that I think only make sense to her and also occasionally inserts herself into the work in first person I found this jarring and couldn't uite figure out why she did it since she never actually knew Billy The info contained in the book feels thin and padded which I would like to think is a result of the closeted life Billy led and lack of people living who knew him but there are actually uite a few of his associates interviewed in the book These interviews are never incorporated into the narrative very well though and I finished the book feeling at arm's length from the subject Maybe a transgender biographer could better get into Billy's head space and bring him to life