We Both Laughed In Pleasure
The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan
by Lou Sullivan
edited by Ellis Martin and Zach Ozma
“Celebratory, even radical”―The New Yorker
We Both Laughed In Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan narrates the inner life of a gay man moving through the shifting social, political, and medical mores of the second half of the 20th century. Sullivan kept comprehensive journals from age 11 until his AIDS-related death at 39. Sensual, lascivious, challenging, quotidian and poetic, the diaries complicate and disrupt normative trans narratives. Entries from twenty-four diaries reveal Sullivan’s self-articulation and the complexity of a fascinating and courageous figure.
Paperback | 440 pages | Nightboat Books | 2019