Those Overachieving L’s

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The L Life: Extraordinary Lesbians Making a Difference  by Erin McHughThe L Life: Extraordinary Lesbians Making a Difference
by Erin McHugh
Stewart, Tabori & Chang.  160 pages, $32.50

 

ERIN McHUGH has written in The L Life a wide-ranging set of profiles of noteworthy contemporary lesbians. This handsome book introduces “remarkable lesbians” that she interviewed and studied in depth. McHugh does not cover the highest-profile lesbians (say, kd lang, Martina Navratilova, Melissa Etheridge, or Ellen DeGeneres), but she certainly embraces much of the “B+ list,” offering features on humorist Kate Clinton, activists Phyllis Lyon and Urvashi Vaid, cartoonist–writer Alison Bechdel, actor Jane Lynch, politicians Christine Quinn, Tammy Baldwin, and Roberta Achtenberg, filmmaker Christine Vachon, and a host of other notables. Jennifer May contributes stunning photographic profiles on each subject.

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