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Subject: What are some good books?
Date Posted: 10/28/2007 11:41 PM ET
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What would some good books to read for someone who (a woman) thinks they are bi but isn't sure, but is curious - kissed a woman once and liked it. a lot

Date Posted: 10/30/2007 11:32 AM ET
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Oh there are so many! :) I bolded my favorites.

Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

Alma Mater by Rita Mae Brown

  Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden (young adult - but a classic!)

Distant Shores, Silent Thunder by Radclyffe (lots of others by her)

  Nora and Liz by Nancy Garden

Tipping the Velvet: A Novel by Sarah Waters

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg

Curious Wine: A Novel by Katherine V. Forrest

Sticky Fingers: A Tess Camillo Mystery (An Alyson Mystery) by Morgan Hunt

Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson

The Night Watch by Sarah Waters

Early Embraces: True-Life Stories of Women Describing Their First Lesbian Experience (Early Embraces) by Lindsey Elder  (this was my first ever lesbian book:) )

The Color Purple by Alice Walker



(These are just books that I've read)


Date Posted: 10/30/2007 2:25 PM ET
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"Bi Any Other Name:  Bisexual People Speak Out" by Loraine Hutchins and Lani Kaahumanu 


Date Posted: 10/30/2007 10:44 PM ET
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Thank you to Jessie.  I just read Rubyfruit Jungle - I loved it.  I will check in to the others.

Thank you also to Chloe.

I actually recently also ordered something here on PBS.... Hmmmm....  Let me check.  Yeah, I ordered, A Woman Like That : Lesbian and Bisexual Writers Tell Their Coming Out Stories, Author: Joan Larkin.  It's still on its way.  I hope it's good.

Date Posted: 10/31/2007 9:37 AM ET
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When I was first coming out, reading books like the one you just ordered was really helpfu.  Just to get to hear how other people dealt with it made me feel a lot better.  Let me know if you have any questions or want to talk!

Date Posted: 11/1/2007 9:50 AM ET
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Also, I found movies were equally as helpful... depending on what you are watching!  I think of two good movie matches for you:

"Imagine Me and You"

"Kissing Jessica Stein"


Date Posted: 11/13/2007 10:02 PM ET
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I'm not sure if there is a copy in the system, but I always recommend "Dish It Up Baby" by Kristie Helms.