Pretty: A Memoir.

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      "Pretty: A Memoir" by KB Brookins is a bold debut that explores the author's experiences growing up as an adopted, church-going, Black lesbian in Fort Worth, Texas. The memoir flits between their early childhood and young adulthood, highlighting their struggles as an outsider due to their masculine interests and religious antipathy. Through the aid of pop culture icons like Ciara and Frank Ocean, the author becomes their own mentor, navigating their gender expression and teaching themselves how to show up in the world. Brookins's writing combines playful internet slang with queer theory, creating a unique linguistic style. While the narrative lacks a strong direction, the author's captivating voice and perspective make this memoir worth exploring. [Extracted from the article]
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