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Remember Wayne County and the Electric Chairs? Long before drag queens dominated the media, before gender-bending, before punk, even before Stonewall, there was Jayne County. From the 60s to the 90s she was the craziest, the most extreme queen ever to hit a rock 'n' roll stage. She's known and worked with Warhol, Bowie, and Derek Jarman, been an actress, a singer and a prostitute. She's the world's original rock 'n' roll trans star, crossing the genders in the full glare of publicity. Man Enough to Be a Woman is the wild, hilarious, and shameless account of Jayne's life from her cissy-boy childhood in Georgia to her 90s renaissance, as a new wave of superstars claim her as their inspiration.

©1995 Jayne County with Rupert Smith (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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A Life of Exquisite Wrecking

Jayne is THEE queen of punk. Growing up in straight south America in the fifties, Wayne/Jayne documents her rise from a "wrecking" street queen, to "wrecking" the world in her own inimitable style. An Anthropological journey through the queer underground and the music underground. Jaynes voice, attitude and balls carry this story in its truest vein.

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Shocking, entertaining and hilarious

Just like listening to your craziest friends hilarious stories with an inspiring message. I recommend this one to all who are interested in lgbtq, rockstar lives and madness.

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Thrilling and empowering!

I must admit I knew very little about Jayne County before this but I’m so glad i had the curiosity to listen. Her life is full of wild tales of drag, nightlife, punk rock and performing, thrilling adventures in NYC, Berlin and London, intriguing characters, many of them famous, and empowering journeys of self-discovery, especially around her gender and sexuality. I particularly loved Jayne’s narration of the book - her attitude and sass grows on you. This is the story of one woman unapologetically living her truth!

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Jayne!

The best audiobook ever. Jayne’s narration is stunning. I never thought I’d get to hear Jayne County waxing poetic about the Krystal but now I just want it played on a loop at my funeral.