Man Enough to be a Woman

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Serpent's Tail, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 184 pages
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Wayne County was the weirdest, fiercest vision ever to appear on a rock & roll stage. As early as 1972, this dragged-up Lenny Bruce was astonishing New York's blase rock scene with her filthy lyrics and demented stage antics. Andy Warhol and David Bowie courted her, and for the emergent punk generation she was an inspiration. When it came to outrage and attitude, nobody could beat Wayne County.
But it was more than just an act. Beyond the outsize wigs, the on-stage dildos and toilets, Wayne was turning into Jayne: a transsexual whose longing to be a woman had begun in childhood. As her fame spread through Europe, the pressures increased. Finally, she turned her back on rock & roll, changed her name and disappeared into the Berlin underworld.
Man Enough to be a Woman is a hilarious, shameless journey from a rural childhood in deepest Georgia through the hippy 60s, Stonewall, Woodstock, punk, gender-bending and resurgence in the drag-dominated 90s.

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Review: Man Enough To Be Woman: The Autobiography of Jayne County

User Review  - zespri - Goodreads

Jayne County started life as Wayne Rogers. This autobiography is a fascinating insight her life, and a very interesting read for a 'straight' into the mind and life of a transsexual. Read full review

Review: Man Enough To Be Woman: The Autobiography of Jayne County

User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

An rare glimpse into the world of Wayne Rogers who at an early age is more comfortable being a woman and morphs into Wayne county and later Jayne County. Jaynes book chronicles her adventures of being a queen on the streets of Atlanta and her journey into the punk rock world of New York. Read full review


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About the author (1995)

Rupert Smith was born in Washington DC and grew up in Surrey. He is the author of two previous novels - I Must Confess and Fly on the Wall - and numerous TV tie-in books, including EastEnders: 20 Years in Albert Square. He has also been a ghost-writer for various celebrities, including Michael Barrymore. He is a regular contributor to the Guardian, Radio Times and Gay Times and lives in London.

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