Jon-Jon Goulian: The Man in the Gray Flannel Skirt

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book.jpgThe Man in the Gray Flannel Skirt (Random House)
At age sixteen Jon-Jon Goulian started to wear women's clothes — he couldn't say why. At age forty he wrote this memoir to account for his fascination with androgyny, tattoos and bodybuilding. Perhaps he speaks for a whole generation when he discusses his desire to free himself of other people's expectations of him.  We ask whether the act of writing itself helped him achieve this freedom.

Read an excerpt from The Man in the Gray Flannel Skirt.


Michael Silverblatt

Connie Alvarez