About Emily Johns Faulkner
Kate Bornstein is my favorite aunt. Of course, she’s probably yours, too, if you’re reading this. I haven’t read much of her work (yet) because I am a lazy reader, and what I pick up almost only comes from the shelf of free review copies that lives near my desk at work. So you can imagine my delight to see her new memoir, A Queer and Pleasant Danger, tucked neatly among the stacks of bad first novels and exposés of the Bush administration (yes, people are still writing those).
It was not at all what I was expecting. Kate starts with a dedication to her daughter and two grandchildren, whom I did not know existed. Of course, it turns out that I didn’t know a damned thing about her life before she became my aunt. And it was a delight to read about her journey to becoming the person she is today.