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100 1  Gurba, Myriam,|eauthor. 
245 10 Mean /|cMyriam Gurba. 
264  1 Minneapolis :|bCoffee House Press,|c2017. 
300    175 pages ;|c21 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
500    "An Emily Books original." 
520    "Myriam Gurba's debut is the bold and hilarious tale of 
       her coming of age as a queer, mixed-race Chicana. Blending
       radical formal fluidity and caustic humor, Mean turns what
       might be tragic into piercing, revealing comedy. This is a
       confident, funny, brassy book that takes the cost of 
       sexual assault, racism, misogyny, and homophobia deadly 
       seriously. We act mean to defend ourselves from boredom 
       and from those who would cut off our breasts. We act mean 
       to defend our clubs and institutions. We act mean because 
       we like to laugh. Being mean to boys is fun and a second-
       wave feminist duty. Being mean to men who deserve it is a 
       holy mission. Sisterhood is powerful, but being mean is 
       more exhilarating. Being mean isn't for everybody. Being 
       mean is best practiced by those who understand it as an 
       art form. These virtuosos live closer to the divine than 
       the rest of humanity. They're queers. Myriam Gurba is a 
       queer spoken-word performer, visual artist, and writer 
       from Santa Maria, California. She's the author of Dahlia 
       Season (2007, Manic D) which was a finalist for the Lambda
       Literary Award, Wish You Were Me (2011, Future Tense 
       Books), and Painting Their Portraits in Winter (2015, 
       Manic D). She has toured with Sister Spit and her work has
       been exhibited at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long
       Beach. She lives in Long Beach, where she teaches social 
       studies to eighth-graders"--|cProvided by publisher. 
600 10 Gurba, Myriam. 
650  0 Mexican American women authors|y21st century|vBiography. 
650  0 Mexican American lesbians|vBiography. 
655  7 Autobiography.|2local 
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