Identity Envy: Wanting to Be Who We're Not
Creative Nonfiction by Queer Writers
Edited by Jim Van Buskirk and Jim Tushinski
Hardcover and Trade Paperback, 267 pages
Publication Date: 2007
Ever wish you were someone else? Why would a lesbian raised in a Jewish home have a sudden desire to be a tough-talking Catholic girl? And why would a gay man travel to Ireland in a desparate attempt to escape his "hillbilly" roots?
An entertaining and enlightening collection of personal essays...The writers take on matters of class, race, religion, regional differences, and so much more—all with intelligence, insight, and compelling honesty. - Stephen McCauley, author of The Object of My Affection
Read this interview with Jim Van Buskirk and Identity Envy contributor Joan Annsfire in J: The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California. Jim reveals his recent discovery that he is Jewish after all.