From sports-loving tomboy, to Boston pride parades, to finding his community online
Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich explains where stories really come from
But I wrote this funny story about my dad’s death. It goes on for many more pages, being funny and super distanced from the grief.
"It’s always the same thing—people who are making their careers claiming they are speaking for people who they say are supposedly voiceless but who are actually shouting to be heard and are still being marginalized."
By the time I say all this out loud, Thomas Page McBee will likely be a ubiquitous name in literary circles, and folks will scratch their chins as I remind them that before Man Alive was assigned to every high school student in the land, such stories of staggering transgender triumph hadn't yet become part of the American narrative.
Menino presents a version of the past four decades of local politics that's absolutely entertaining, but should be taken with a pound of salt.