Mississippi Sissy

Kevin Sessums


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Mississippi Sissy is destined to become an American classic


In a book that echoes the time-honored fiction of Harper Lee and Flannery O'Connor and memoirs by Mary Karr and Augusten Burroughs, Kevin Sessums brings the American South and the experiences of a strange little Mississippi boy to life.

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Mississippi Sissy, the stunning memoir from Kevin Sessums, a celebrity journalist who grew up scaring other children, hiding terrible secrets, pretending to be Arlene Frances and running wild in the South.

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Praise for Mississippi Sissy

"Sessums re-creates a colorful cast of characters. . . . [His] unique sensibility shines through . . . in his wonderful ear for language, and his eye for Southern foibles."--Elle


"A charming but bracingly unsentimental work . . . Utterly compelling."--People


"Heroic and heartfelt . . . [Sessums] describes situations with clarity and humility. . . .  With no small amount of wit and grace, he captures life then as he saw and heard it."--Christina Eng, San Francisco Chronicle


"With a patiently observant and chillingly sensual voice, Sessums has written an important memoir."--Matt Saldana, Jackson Free Press
"Mississippi Sissy is a book I've been waiting for most of my life. . . . Kevin Sessums is some sort of cockeyed national treasure."--Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours

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About the Author

Kevin Sessums

Kevin Sessums was a Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair magazine for fourteen years and at Allure magazine for four. He was also Executive Editor for Andy Warhol's Interview magazine. His work has appeared in Elle, Travel + Leisure, Playboy, Out, and Show People magazines. He was nominated for a Quill Award for his recording of the audiobook of Mississippi Sissy. He lives in New York City.

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Mississippi Sissy
Kevin Sessums


Lambda Literary Awards - Winner

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
March 2008
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312341022
ISBN10: 0312341024
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages

Abridged Digital Audio

Abridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
March 2007
Abridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427200402
ISBN10: 1427200408
Audio Run Time: 6:00

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e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
March 2008
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429917056
ISBN10: 1429917059
320 pages

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