Kate Clinton Don't Get Me Started

ISBN 13: 9781575110509

Don't Get Me Started

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Let's get one thing straight. I'm not. I'm out and proud. When I'm out and it's raining I carry an umbrella. I used to be in but I hate the smell of mothballs. My closet was huge, complete with a foyer, turnstile, a few dead bolts, and a burglar alarm that had to be deactivated before I could even touch the door handle. And then there was the storm door. It wasn't until I had lived and slept with a woman for a year that it occurred to me to ask, "Do you think we're lesbians?" By the way, never come out to your father in a moving vehicle.

Now I've written a book. It's not as easy as it looks. One night, I was working late on my computer when a little message came up on the screen, "You are almost out of memory." Here are my thoughts and observations on everything from gay marriage (Mad Vow Disease) to my morbid fear of mascots (with the exception of the San Diego Chicken). That's all I'm going to say because I don't want to spoil it for you. That's a job for Jesse Helms.

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"Normally I wouldn't pick up a memoir written by a comic because I think they're generally much funnier doing their routines on stage than they are in print. But on the recommendation of a friend/co-worker, I picked it up and was genuinely impressed at how well Clinton's delivery and humor came through on the page. I liked the headings that she gave to each chapter, my favourite one being 'eduKate.' Her tales of teaching her class Macbeth and trying to get their attention by riding the power mower across the lawn, had me cracking up. I think she could write another book just on her teaching experiences. I so enjoyed the book that I called friends up as I reading to quote them passages. I hope I have the opportunity to catch her in person soon."

- Shani Friedman

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A self-described fumerist (feminist/humorist), Kate Clinton taught English for eight years before a writing workshop and improvisational class convinced her that her political views deserved a public hearing. She quit teaching, took a job as a window washer, and started her professional stand-up career in 1981, using politics, Catholicism, and her lesbianism as basic themes. She performs one-woman shows across the country and writes columns for the Progressive and the Advocate. She has appeared on Arsenio Hall, Good Morning America, Nightline, CNN, C-Span, and many other places. Although she has four comedy albums to her credit, Don't Get Me Started is her first book.
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