Mississippi Sissy by Kevin Sessums audiobook

Mississippi Sissy

By Kevin Sessums
Read by Kevin Sessums

Macmillan Audio
6.22 Hours Abridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Mississippi Sissy is the stunning memoir from Kevin Sessums, a celebrity journalist who grew up scaring other children, hiding terrible secrets, pretending to be Arlene Frances and running wild in the South. As he grew up in Forest, Mississippi, befriended by the family maid, Mattie May, he became a young man who turned the word "sissy" on its head, just as his mother taught him. In Jackson, he is befriended by Eudora Welty and journalist Frank Hains, but when Hains is brutally murdered in his antebellum mansion, Kevin's long road north towards celebrity begins. In a memoir that echoes bestsellers like The Liar's Club, Kevin Sessums brings to life the pungent American south of the 1960s and the world of the strange little boy who grew there.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of Lambda Literary Awards - Winner, 2007

Winner of Publishers Weekly Listen Up Awards: Best in Category, 2007

Mississippi Sissy is the stunning memoir from Kevin Sessums, a celebrity journalist who grew up scaring other children, hiding terrible secrets, pretending to be Arlene Frances and running wild in the South.

As he grew up in Forest, Mississippi, befriended by the family maid, Mattie May, he became a young man who turned the word "sissy" on its head, just as his mother taught him. In Jackson, he is befriended by Eudora Welty and journalist Frank Hains, but when Hains is brutally murdered in his antebellum mansion, Kevin's long road north towards celebrity begins. In a memoir that echoes bestsellers like The Liar's Club, Kevin Sessums brings to life the pungent American south of the 1960s and the world of the strange little boy who grew there.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Mississippi Sissy manages to be both hilarious and heartbreaking, often in the same moment. Kevin Sessums not only has a great story to tell, he is a great storyteller. Carole Radziwill
Mississippi Sissy is a book I've been waiting for most of my life, though I didn't fully understand that fact until I read [it]...Kevin Sessums is some sort of cockeyed national treasure. Michael Cunningham
“What a writer! What honesty! Kevin Sessums seamlessly weaves his heart-breaking, funny, outrageous, can't-put-it-down story. Ellen DeGeneres

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Author

Author Bio: Kevin Sessums

Author Bio: Kevin Sessums

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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 6.22
Audience: Adult
Language: English