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.

See David's interview on YouTube as part of Congregation Sherith Israel's summer salon series. Click on "interview."



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By David Perlstein | November 25, 2022 |

Not everyone stuffed themselves with Thanksgiving turkey yesterday. I ate fish. I had my reasons. Getting older, Carolyn and I sometimes celebrate holidays differently. As to yesterday, our kids wouldn’t be coming over. Another couple, Joan and Joe, faced the same situation. Neither Carolyn nor Joan wanted to cook.* So we enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at…

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