"A Woman Like That: Lesbian and Bisexual Writers Tell Their Coming Out Stories" edited by Joan Larkin
I rarely do this, but I'm going to review this book before I've finished reading it- I'm really struggling to finish the book. If the title didn't mention bisexuals, if the book's focus was only lesbian writers and their coming out stories, wouldn't hesitate to give this book 5 stars; as it is, I feel 4 stars. 31 authors' stories were included, of which I've read all but the last 12. I often wonder how the coming out experience of a GLBT person has affected their writing so I've enjoyed this anthology so much based on the sharing of often silenced voices. By that same point though, as a bisexual woman, the nominal inclusion of bisexual identified women's voices offends and angers me. Bi-invisibility and -erasure is such a huge problem in both heterosexual and GLBT communities; I would hope the editors of this anthology would be more thoughtful of that.