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"A sharp image of an underserved community."

By Sarah Toce
Windy City Media Group

Cogswell_Eating coverIf you've never heard of the Lesbian Avengers, you're probably not alone. Lesbians of all races, shapes, sizes and ethnicities are about to go back to school with Kelly Cogswell's depiction of the first lesbian-centered group on the books.

Cogswell's savvyï��Eating Fire: My Life as a Lesbian Avenger ( University of Minnesota Press ) is at once a sharp image of an underserved community and a reflection of a time that has been nearly lost in activist history. The creative coming-of-age memoir is the first in-depth account of the influential New York Lesbian Avengers chapter. Cogswell's tale is a tumultuous one at times, leaving readers to both want to lean in and duck for cover—all while steadily grasping their book in hand.

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