Mississippi Sissy

Author(s): Kevin Sessums

Biography / Memoir

"Mississippi Sissy "is destined to become an American classicIn a book that echoes the time-honored fiction of Harper Lee and Flannery O'Connor and memoirs by Mary Karr and Augusten Burroughs, Kevin Sessums brings the American South and the experiences of a strange little Mississippi boy to life.


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Sessums re-creates a colorful cast of characters. . . . [His] unique sensibility shines through . . . in his wonderful ear for language, and his eye for Southern foibles. "Elle" A charming but bracingly unsentimental work . . . Utterly compelling. "People" Heroic and heartfelt . . . [Sessums] describes situations with clarity and humility. . . . With no small amount of wit and grace, he captures life then as he saw and heard it. "Christina Eng, San Francisco Chronicle" With a patiently observant and chillingly sensual voice, Sessums has written an important memoir. "Matt Saldana, Jackson Free Press" "Mississippi Sissy" is a book I've been waiting for most of my life. . . . Kevin Sessums is some sort of cockeyed national treasure. "Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours""

Kevin Sessums was a Contributing Editor at "Vanity Fair" magazine for fourteen years and at "Allure" magazine for four. He was also Executive Editor for Andy Warhol's "Interview" magazine. His work has appeared in "Elle," "Travel + Leisure, Playboy, Out, "and "Show People" magazines. He was nominated for a Quill Award for his recording of the audiobook of "Mississippi Sissy." He lives in New York City.

General Fields

  • : 9780312341022
  • : St Martin's Press
  • : St Martin's Press
  • : March 2008
  • : 216mm X 137mm X 23mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : black white illustrations
  • : 352
  • : 070.92
  • : Kevin Sessums