David Perlstein Writes

The hottest nightclub star in 1930s Havana guards two secrets: She is a Polish-born American Jew, and she has a penis. This page turner explores the plight of a brilliant transgender entertainer over a quarter century in Cuba, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco as she engages with political revolution, gangsters, celebrities and her own demons.



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By David Perlstein | May 20, 2022 |

Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw and Winston Churchill all are credited with some version of: “England and America are two countries separated by one language.” That differing versions of a supposedly common language can create barriers applies within America. Language variants have created an issue between Blacks and whites and also within the Black community—as if there…

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