A Wild and Precious Life by Edie Windsor audiobook

A Wild and Precious Life: A Memoir

By Edie Windsor , with Joshua Lyon
Read by Donna Postel  and Joshua Lyon

Brilliance Audio 9781250195135

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781978684584

  • ISBN: 9781978684584

Runtime: 10.15 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A lively, intimate memoir from an icon of the gay rights movement, describing gay life in 1950s and 60s New York City and her longtime activism which opened the door for marriage equality.

"Mesmerizing." —Rosie O’Donnell

Edie Windsor became internationally famous when she sued the US government, seeking federal recognition for her marriage to Thea Spyer, her partner of more than four decades. The Supreme Court ruled in Edie’s favor, a landmark victory that set the stage for full marriage equality in the US. Beloved by the LGBTQ community, Edie embraced her new role as an icon; she had already been living an extraordinary and groundbreaking life for decades.

In this memoir, which she began before passing away in 2017 and completed by her co-writer, Edie recounts her childhood in Philadelphia, her realization that she was a lesbian, and her active social life in Greenwich Village's electrifying underground gay scene during the 1950s. Edie was also one of a select group of trailblazing women in computing, working her way up the ladder at IBM and achieving their highest technical ranking while developing software. In the early 1960s Edie met Thea, an expat from a Dutch Jewish family that fled the Nazis, and a widely respected clinical psychologist. Their partnership lasted forty-four years, until Thea died in 2009. Edie found love again, marrying Judith Kasen-Windsor in 2016.

A Wild and Precious Life is remarkable portrait of an iconic woman, gay life in New York in the second half of the twentieth century, and the rise of LGBT activism.

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Author Bio: Edie Windsor

Author Bio: Edie Windsor

Edie Windsor (1929–2017) was an American LGBT rights activist and a technology manager at IBM. She was the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court of the United States case United States v. Windsor, considered a landmark legal victory for the same-sex marriage movement in the United States. In 2013 she was the runner-up, to Pope Francis, for Time magazine’s Person of the Year.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 10.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English