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Book Title: Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy|
The author of the book: Savannah Knoop
ISBN 13: 9781583228517
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 38.48 MB
Edition: Seven Stories Press
Date of issue: October 7th 2008
Read full description of the books Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy:The JT LeRoy scandal is a story of our times. In January 2006, the New York Times unmasked Savannah Knoop as the face of the mysterious author JT LeRoy. A media frenzy ensued as JTâ€™s fans, mentors, and readers came to terms with the fact that the gay-male-ex-truck-stop-prostitute-turned literary-wunderkind was really a girl from San Francisco, whose sister-in-law wrote the books.
Girl Boy Girl is the story of how Savannah Knoop led this bizarre double life for six years, trading a precarious existence as a college dropout for a life in which she was embraced by celebrities and artistsâ€”Carrie Fisher, Courtney Love, Mary Ellen Mark, Winona Ryder, Asia Argento, Sharon Olds, Gus Van Sant, Mike Pitt, Calvin Klein, and Shirley Manson, to name a fewâ€”and traveled the world. Telling her side of the story for the first time, Savannah reveals how being perceived as a boy gave her a sense of confidence and entitlement she never had before. Her love affair with Asia Argento is particularly wrenching, as they embark on an intimate relationship that causes more alienation than closeness.
As Savannah and Laura struggle over control of the JT character, Savannah realizes the limits of the game - - and inadvertently finds herself through the adventure of being someone else.
Read information about the authorSavannah Knoop (born circa 1981) is an American fashion designer and DJ who was identified by The New York Times on January 9, 2006 as being the public persona in the JT Leroy hoax created by Laura Albert. Knoop is half sister to Geoffrey Knoop, Albert's former partner. She graduated from Westover School in 1999.
The daughter of filmmaker John Knoop and acupuncturist Sharon Hennessey, Knoop DJs with TINC Enterprises and also practices capoeira. Since her unmasking, Knoop has returned to fashion design while moonlighting as a waitress.
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