Hiding My Candy Author:The lady Chablis After leaping off the pages with he unforgettable debut in John Berendt's bestselling Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, the unabashed personality known as The Lady Chablis now brings her irresistible charisma to the remarkable odyssey of fabulousness that USA Today calls "sassy" and "provocative...." Born Benjamin Edward Knox in Qu... more »incy, Florida, "The Doll" always knew she was different. At a Tallahassee club, in her teens, she found the drag mother who would set her on the path to stardom. Before long, The Lady Chablis had a headline drag act replete with trademark saucy wit, down-home wisdom, and, of course, breasts. The rest is "Miss Thang" history....« less
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i have to say i have not read "midnight in the garden of good and evil". and i managed to avoid the movie!
i chose this book because i like memoirs and i also like flamboyant, interesting people.
this was a very good book. i read it in one day! her story is awesome.
i will never forget- when my sons were 3 & 5 we had some teen boys who liked to dress as girls and stroll the neighborhood. i taught my children to nod and smile and say "good afternoon ladies" (even though my boys knew they were boys). this brought them to tears the very first time my sons acknowledged them in this manner. i explained to my children that some people were different and because of this we should strive to treat them even better than we would want to be treated because most people will not be very nice to them. these young boys went out of their way to stroll past us every time we were outside! they got such joy and affirmation from my sons. the early life of lady chablis reminded me of this.
i am so thrilled to learn of her struggle and final triumph.
a very moving and inspiring life!
This was ok. Funny, and brutally honest, I suppose. But if you are expecting anything to do with the murder trial and movie, the murder and writing of Garden came near the end of this book chronologically, and the movie had not happened yet. Worth reading.