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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (821 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kevin Sessums Narrator: Kevin Sessums Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Mississippi Sissy is a stunning memoir from Kevin Sessums, a celebrity journalist who grew up scaring other children, hiding terrible secrets, pretending to be Arlene Frances, and running wild in the South.

As he grew up in Forest, Mississippi, befriended by the family maid, Mattie May, he became a young man who turned the word sissy on its head, just as his mother taught him. In Jackson, he is befriended by Eudora Welty and journalist Frank Hains, but when Hains is brutally murdered in his antebellum mansion, Kevin's long road north towards celebrity begins.

Kevin Sessums brings to life the pungent American south of the 1960s and the world of the strange little boy who grew there. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tammy | 2/17/2014

    " truth is perhaps the most painful and necessary thing we have "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Patrick Collins | 1/29/2014

    " Highly recommended. A memoir of a gay boy growing up in rural Mississippi during the Civil Rights era. Insightful and moving, yet fun and bitchy. What more could you ask for in a gay memoir. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Martha | 1/21/2014

    " A wonderful story of the deep south during a very difficult time, and in spite of everything, a fascinating gathering of creative minds found each other.... "

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    " Growing up gay in rural Mississippi is tough. Following this story brought back memories from my own struggles. "

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