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Publisher's Summary

Being a lesbian doesn’t come natural to everyone. That’s what Erika Kleinman learned during her sexual awakening in 1990s Seattle, when she began dating a host of butch women who were all too willing to show her the ropes. My Life as a Dyke recounts Kleinmans’ relationships with candor and humor while making one thing clear: no matter who you’re interested in, dating can be a nightmare.

©2013 Erika Kleinman (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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  • Categories: LGBTQ+

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Appologistic, 'See, I'm not really a lesbian!'

Would you try another book from Erika Kleinman and/or Aimee Jolson?

Kleinman? No. Absolutely NO.Jolson? It will be hard to distance her from this book but her performance was good.

Has My Life as a Dyke turned you off from other books in this genre?

This is a search for absolution. Trying to clear her conscience in case her family, husband, or church found out about her forays into the 'dark side'.

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So I listened to My Life as a Dyke and all I can tell ya is.. don't bother.. it was more like 'I experimented but really prefer guys' book and she (the author) was a kid.. fledgling sixteen year old adventures, Finding alternatives to immature boys with butch dykes.If you are looking for an uplifting book that helps you accept who you are then do NOT listen to this one. If you are looking for an arguments on how being a homosexual is not from nature but from nurture then maybe, maybe, you might find a crumb here to justify the hour. It's one hour I won't get back... How many books will Audible let you return?

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My life not being a dyke

You're not a dyke so don't be offensive to the community for using that word. Very boring story. Nothing new or funny.

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Just don't

A. Boring narrative.
B. Dull narration.
C. Transphobic.
D. Biphobic.
E. There is literally not one interesting minute in this whole recording. This is the worst review I've ever written, if that tells you anything. Even the "wink wink I'm kinky" is a total snooze.

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She's Not Even A Lesbian?

Overall the story was ok, but the thing that really stuck out to me is the fact that she's not a lesbian. She explicitly states that Jordan was the only "butch" that she dated that she really connected with and loved but Jordan was a transman the whole time whether he had transitioned or not. With pleonasm, the author is technically a bisexual heteroromantic (partner's genitals don't matter but their gender expression does). I feel confident saying this because I'm a bisexual homoromantic woman that had a very similar situation happen when I was young. My first ex is a transman now and the way the author described feeling "out of sync" with cis female partners is how I felt with him even when he still identified as female. I think the author should have done a little more self-reflection. Just because you are in gay relationships doesn't mean you're actually gay and while it didn't feel transphobic the book was certainly ignorant.

The plus side is now I have another example of someone who is very firmly romantically attracted to one gender but ambivalent or enjoys both sexes.

TL;DR: Author isn't a lesbian/dyke but the story is mildly interesting

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Boring

This may have just been a few pages from the authors journal, but not worth making it into a book.

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transphobic, biphobic, self-indulgent trash

the reader was fine, engaging with the material emotionally and sympathetically. unfortunately, the material is absolute garbage in which the author uses a youthful exploration of queerness and kink as a replacement for an actual personality.

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My life as an experiment.

This title is all wrong. Life as a dyke? No. My moment of sexual experimentations. I can't get back my 30mins back. Thank the goddess it was free. Trans-Bi-homophobic. Crap.

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different than I thought

I thought it would be different and the boards are you at the shop now I

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Thank you!!!!

This book was open and honest about the queer community. The characters experience is informative yet ever fluid. We are constantly learning about our selves and each other’ processes. Thank you Erika and Aimee did a wonderful job at narration.

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short but good

liked it. short wanted more. would have loved to continue reading more. story engaging. mm