Edie Windsor’s posthumous memoir to be released soon


A posthumous memoir from equal marriage hero Edie Windsor, A Wild and Precious Life, has been announced. The plaintiff in the historic legal case that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal law that banned recognition of same-sex marriage died in September 2017. Macmillan imprint St. Martin’s Press confirmed the plans to form Windsor’s uncompleted manuscript and some personal letters into a book soon. The blurb states: “In this memoir, which she began before her death in 2017 and which was completed by her co-writer, Edie recounts her childhood in Philadelphia, her realization that she was a lesbian, and her active social life in Greenwich Village’s underground gay scene”. It adds that the book will also celebrate Windsor as one of the first women to succeed in IBM programs and software developing and of course, focus on 46 years of love between her and her partner Thea. The preliminary date of the book release is October 2019.


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