Jim Stewart ~ Folsom Street Blues

Jim Stewart ~ Folsom Street Blues
From: Palm Drive Publishing

Oh Lambda Literary,

How I hate your idiotic reviewers. Let me count the ways…

It just seems to me that people who write memoirs about a particular time and place are not attempting to act like they are subject experts. They (imo) are attempting to express or at least write down the memories they have of participating and being a part of something they, and other people, find interesting. Memoirs are not “How To’s” or even “How Come’s” usually. They are factual to the person’s point of view remembering their experience and what other people in the scene said about what was going on which is highly subjective. Those answers and references you seem to want draw from this material might require a bigger overview than the person has of that period and might even fall outside the realm of what should be done in these type of personal documents.

Anyway, thanks for yet another backhanded review. You sold me on buying this book with your “train wreck” approach to reality and dismissive attitude towards un-PC masculine sexuality that happens to take place in the leather scene.

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"Jim Stewart: Folsom Street Blues ~ TBR" by TeddyPig was published on October 10th, 2012 and is listed in Gay Non-fiction, Jim Stewart, TBR.

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Comments on "Jim Stewart: Folsom Street Blues ~ TBR": 2 Comments

  1. Anonymouse wrote,

    Looks interesting. The Amazon commenters seem to be a lot more thoughtful (and accepting), much as you describe here, even if they don’t aspire to the lofty heights of the Lambda Literary.

  2. TeddyPig wrote,

    I agree! The reviews on Amazon reveal some very interesting things the Lambda folks could not be bothered with.

    I used to hang out in San Francisco in the late 70s so I remember the whole separation of sub-cultures between the old school seedy original SF Polk/Tenderloin crowd where the hookers used to hang out and the new all american boy Castro Clones and then the rough and tumble SoMa with the Eagle and the leather scene.

    So hearing that these lesser known highly local aspects got talked about makes even that worth reading.

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