Mississippi Sissy (Paperback)

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"Mississippi Sissy "is destined to become an American classic

In a book that echoes the time-honored fiction of Harper Lee and Flannery O'Connor and memoirs by Mary Karr and Augusten Burroughs, Kevin Sessums brings the American South and the experiences of a strange little Mississippi boy to life.

About the Author

KEVIN SESSUMS is Editor-in-Chief of "429" and "New York Times" Bestselling author of" I Left It on the Mountain" and" Mississippi Sissy". He was previously a contributing editor at "Vanity Fair" and "Allure". His work has appeared in" Elle, Travel + Leisure, Playboy, Out, " and "Show People". He lives in San Francisco, California.

Praise For…

"Sessums re-creates a colorful cast of characters. . . . [His] unique sensibility shines through . . . in his wonderful ear for language, and his eye for Southern foibles."--Elle


"A charming but bracingly unsentimental work . . . Utterly compelling."--People


"Heroic and heartfelt . . . [Sessums] describes situations with clarity and humility. . . .  With no small amount of wit and grace, he captures life then as he saw and heard it."--Christina Eng, San Francisco Chronicle


"With a patiently observant and chillingly sensual voice, Sessums has written an important memoir."--Matt Saldana, Jackson Free Press
"Mississippi Sissy is a book I've been waiting for most of my life. . . . Kevin Sessums is some sort of cockeyed national treasure."--Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312341022
ISBN-10: 0312341024
Publisher: Picador USA
Publication Date: March 4th, 2008
Pages: 305
Language: English