My Life as a Gay Man in a Straight Woman's Body
My Life as a Gay Man in a Straight Woman's Body by Carol Sherman-Jones
All her life, Carol Sherman-Jones craved aceptance; yet whenever she received it, she thought herself unworthy of it. In one bad relationship after another, her sense of self-worth was battered and ignored. Then, as she describes it, the Universe inverted. An old friend called and told her he'd inherited a rundown bar in the historic district of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. He offered her the opportunity to purchase it for one dollar and she jumped at the chance.
At Carol's Corner Cafe, she created a microcosm of a utopian world where everyone was welcome without prejudice, herself included. Through laughter and tears, the author shares her search for acceptance and how she eventually found it in the gay community.
From wrestling a midget in lime Jell-O to being physically assaulted by a perfectly healthy woman riding around in a wheelchair, from a touching, last-minute reconciliation with her father to a successful career as a cabaret singer, her candid life story is both hilarious and poignant and it contains a message of universal hope and inspiration for all.