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What the L? is a new collection of published and unpublished writings that showcases Kate Clinton's gifts as one of the all-time favorite lesbian comics. Like Ellen DeGeneres and Rosie O'Donnell, Clinton is a nationally acclaimed quick-witted, laugh-out-loud funny comic whose hilarious takes on everything from gay marriage ("mad vow disease") and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, to gay Republicans and the War on Terrorism have earned her a devoted following. She has appeared on many television programs, including Good Morning America, Nightline, Entertainment Tonight, and writes monthly columns for Progressive and the Advocate.
"As in 'Liberal' 'Left' and 'Lesbian.' A columnist for the Progressive and the Advocate, Clinton offers deft takes on politics and culture, believing in laughter's ability to 'subvert authority and promote democracy.' If not laugh-out-loud funny, Clinton lands lots of one-liners. Our attorney general was 'J. Edgar Ashcroft'; our author is no 'America Frister.' Noting that only Dick Cheney had acknowledged that his daughter, Mary, is gay, Clinton observes, 'His lovely wife, Lon Cheney, demurs on the dyke thing.' She's savage toward those would retool gays into straights, and passionate about the gay Catholics in the group Dignity willing to take on the church. The book mixes new material with previously published columns, and a few pieces are explicitly personal, such as one on Clinton's 11 years of coming out, and one in which she stands amazed that a movie like Boys Don't Cry got made. Clinton, who also works as a comedian, has formed the Permanent Standing Committee to Impeach Bush, but her calling is clear from the mail-order minister's license she got to perform gay weddings: 'Call me the Irreverend Kate Clinton.' Done. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
A new collection of writings that showcases columnist and comedian Kate Clinton's gifts as one of the all-time favorite lesbian comic.
A new collection of published and unpublished writings showcase the author's gifts as one of the all-time favorite lesbian comics. She has appeared on many television programs, including "Good Morning America, Nightline, Entertainment Tonight," and writes monthly columns for "Progressive" and the "Advocate."