Diane Wood Middlebrook Suits Me: The Double Life of Billy Tipton PDF

Diane Wood Middlebrook Suits Me: The Double Life of Billy Tipton PDF

Suits Me: The Double Life of Billy Tipton

The jazz pianist Billy Tipton was born in Oklahoma City as Dorothy Tipton, but almost nobody knew the truth until the day he died, in Spokane in 1989 Over a fifty year performing career, Billy Tipton fooled nearly everyone, including Duke Ellington and Norma Teagarden, five successive wives with whom Billy lived as a man, and three children who he fathered As Billy Tip The jazz pianist Billy Tipton was born in Oklahoma City as Dorothy Tipton, but almost nobody knew the truth until the day he died, in Spokane in 1989 Over a fifty year performing career, Billy Tipton fooled nearly everyone, including Duke Ellington and Norma Teagarden, five successive wives with whom Billy lived as a man, and three children who he fathered As Billy Tipton herself said, Some people might think I m a freak or a hermaphrodite I m not I m a normal person This has been my choice This jazz era biography evokes the rich popular music history of the Great Depression and reads like a detective story

Title : Suits Me: The Double Life of Billy Tipton
Author :  Diane Wood Middlebrook
Language : English
Isbn : 0395957893
Format : Paperback
Pages : 320 pages

Rating: 4.5

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