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 | September 22, 2022 |

Queen Elizabeth II has gone to her ancestors. King Charles III reigns. Life in Britain and the Commonwealth goes on. Sounds like Rosh Hashanah. I monitored Elizabeth’s death and the rituals leading up to, and including, her funeral. Admittedly, I didn’t watch all that much; Carolyn followed the events far more extensively. As to the…

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