Teaser Tuesdays: A Queer and Pleasant Danger by Kate Bornstein

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just open your current read to a random page and share a few sentences. Be careful not to include spoilers!

A Queer and Pleasant Danger: the true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today. And that lengthy title-and-subtitle is the tamest part of the whole book.

Today’s teaser:

“Paul, Mildred, I have news for you. Albert is an artist.”

My mother gasped. My father muttered, “Oh, crap.”

I was thrilled with the diagnosis.

That, of course, was just the beginning for Albert and his parents Paul and Mildred. This is a wild, outrageous book, and I highly recommend it, but it may not be for the faint of heart.

This quotation comes from an uncorrected advance proof and is subject to change.

5 Responses

  1. I think I might like this one!

  2. It’s totally wacky! But very enjoyable!

  3. What a unique-sounding book! Thanks for sharing. My teaser is here.

  4. Ooops! I posted my comment in the wrong spot. What I wrote was:
    This book has got to be hilarious. Thanks so much for posting a teaser from it.
    Here’s mine: Sandy’s Teaser
    P.S. Although I live in the Pacific Northwest now, I’m a native Texan too.

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