Eating Fire: My Life as a Lesbian Avenger
by Kelly Cogswell
University of Minnesota Press. 256 pages, $54.
THIS ROLLICKING STORY of the Lesbian Avengers, a “direct action group” that was founded by six organizers in New York in the early 1990s, shows why historical accounts are best told by eyewitnesses. Kelly Cogswell doesn’t attempt to supply the reader with a full set of organizational records, but she describes a defining moment in radical history in all its messy, colorful complexity.