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The Resource Girlboygirl : how I became JT Leroy, Savannah Knoop

Girlboygirl : how I became JT Leroy, Savannah Knoop

Label
Girlboygirl : how I became JT Leroy
Title
Girlboygirl
Title remainder
how I became JT Leroy
Statement of responsibility
Savannah Knoop
Title variation
  • Girl boy girl
  • How I became JT Leroy
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"More than ten years after the New York Times unmasked Savannah Knoop as the face of the mysterious author JT LeRoy, her story continues to fascinate. To some, it was a compelling experiment with authorship and identity. To others, it was an unforgivable deception. In Girl Boy Girl, Knoop tells her side of the story, revealing how she came to portray the young trans hustler turned literary wunderkind--a persona created by her sister-in-law, Laura Albert, to help sell her books. For six years Knoop led this bizarre double life, trading a precarious existence as a college dropout for a life in which she was embraced by celebrities and artists--Carrie Fisher, Courtney Love, Mary Ellen Mark, Winona Ryder, Asia Argento, Gus Van Sant, Mike Pitt, Calvin Klein, and Shirley Manson, to name a few--and traveled the world. Knoop reveals how playing JT LeRoy gave her a sense of confidence and entitlement she never had before. But as JT's fame grew, the charade became harder to maintain, and Knoop started to resent "pretending to be someone who had nothing to do with me, representing something I hadn't created." Much more than an inside look at one of the most famous literary hoaxes of all time, this book is also the story of a woman who inadvertently finds herself by pretending to be someone else. This edition of the book features a new introduction by the author, whose story will soon be a major motion picture starring Kristen Stewart as Savannah/JT."--Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Knoop, Savannah
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN171.F7
LC item number
L47 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Knoop, Savannah
  • LeRoy, J. T
  • Knoop, Savannah
  • LeRoy, J. T
  • Literary forgeries and mystifications
  • Popular culture
  • Literary forgeries and mystifications
  • Popular culture
  • United States
Label
Girlboygirl : how I became JT Leroy, Savannah Knoop
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1083700399
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xii, 211 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plate
Isbn
9781609808419
Lccn
2018008349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Girlboygirl : how I became JT Leroy, Savannah Knoop
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1083700399
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xii, 211 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plate
Isbn
9781609808419
Lccn
2018008349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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