Mississippi Sissy (Paperback)
"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.
"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