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"S. Bear Bergman is a first-rate storyteller, and this is his finest book to date. This heartwarming book is the first of its kind: a father/son love story in a family with one incredible kid and two queer, polyamorous, trans dads. Chapter by chapter, Bergman answered any question I had (and many questions I’d never considered) about the sociology of the ever-present radical normalcy in postmodern nuclear family life, and the tragicomedy of chosen family, deep in the heart of LGBT queerdom. Be prepared to laugh, cry, and gasp out loud. I sure did." —Kate Bornstein

"S. Bear Bergman writes tenderly and thoughtfully about the many many ways family creates us — and breaks us — for which we have few words. Yes, in some ways I love this book just because there are ways in which it's my own personal family album. But I love it even more for the ways in which it is yours, and everyone's." —Hanne Blank

"A memoir that confronts all sorts of difficult ideas about family and love, exploding preconceived notions and embarking on redefinitions." —National Post

"I have read so many books, but none so much as Blood, Marriage, Wine & Glitter have made me feel less alone." —Autostraddle

"Bergman has crafted a well-wrought book of essays on parenting, non-traditional families, healing from old wounds, and intimacy that very nearly brought me to tears on several occasions ... The book rings true and clear in a modern queer world." —Lambda Literary

About the Author

S. Bear Bergman is the author of two books, the Lambda Award-nominated The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You (Arsenal Pulp, 2009), and Butch is a Noun, first published by Suspect Thoughts in 2006 and reissued in a new edition by Arsenal Pulp Press in 2010. Bear is also the co-editor (with Kate Bornstein) of the Lambda Award-winning anthology Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation (Seal, 2010). A longtime activist and public speaker, Bear continues to work at the intersection between and among gender, sexuality, and culture. Originally from Connecticut, Bear now lives with hir husband and son in Toronto.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press (October 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1551525119
  • ISBN-13: 978-1551525112
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,145,849 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By S. Sullivan on November 4, 2013
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I ordered this book on Sunday. I read a little bit of it, liked it, and decided I wanted to read the other books first. So I read Butch is a Noun, The Nearest Exit May be Behind You and then Blood, Marriage, Wine, & Glitter. All on Sunday! Obviously a warning is in order - be careful, can be highly addictive! What shines through these books is the need to create families, the importance of friends, and the many ways we love other people. And also the way people who should know better refuse to see us for who we are and hurt us in the process. But it's the laughter that kept me going through the books and it's the laughter and love that I will remember. I encourage you to read these books.
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As someone who ended a six year relationship last year and became estranged from my family of origin, I have been asking myself questions about family--especially what family means to me. This poignant series of essays on family, romance, parenting, and much more spoke to my heart at a time when I desperately sought answers.
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Bear delivers, as always! His writing is funny and true to life and I loved the look at intersectionality and trans* invisibility.
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This latest book from S Bear Bergman, is a thoughtful contribution to LIBTQI corpus of literature. An evolution of Bear's previous works, this book is less direct social commentary, with the main focus being touching stories of queer family. However, the book still uses these intensely personal reflections to both reimagine the potentials of "family" and also to challenge the norms thereof with a clear and positive view on how queer communities and networks provide a rich and fertile canvas to build on in the the possible contexts for queer parenting and the queer construction of family. I believe this is a must read for any LGBTQI parents, or those considering having families, and is also a powerful read for anyone else.
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