Diana A Strange Autobiography Author:Diana Fredericks "Author's Foreword — "I MUST WRITE this book as if I were a person of importance. And, indeed, I can do that if I think of myself as a type rather than as an individual. As an individual I am without importance except to myself; as a type I am quite important, for I belong to the third sex. — "The history of my emotional development had only the... more »se two marks of distinction: first, my lesbianism is, I believe, the result of long environment peculiarly fitted to foster whatever inclination to homosexuality I had as a child; second, my obstinate refusal to admit the truth of my own nature to myself.
"The characters and events in this book are real. But the reader will understand that because of the abnormal nature of the theme, the author has made whatever changes were necessary to protect her characters' identities. If there are characters, names or circumstances that suggest identification with living persons, that fact is regrettably coincidental.