The history of gay and lesbian lives is written not only in tales of gay politics or legislative amendments, but in the sounds and the stories of the streets. Frankie Hucklenbroich's A Crystal Diary
is a beautifully sculpted and finely wrought autobiography about a working class stone butch making her way up from the meat-packing ghettos of St. Louis, Missouri, through the haze of Hollywood night-life in the 1960s and ending up in the wild, drug culture of San Francisco in the 1970s. A street-smart con artist who could have fallen out of a William Burroughs novel, Hucklenbroich and her memoirs are a testament to wit, survival, and sheer extraordinary talent.
A fictional account of the largely illegal life on the drug infested streets of San Francisco pursued by the author in the 1970s. This book uncovers the lives of the often invisible lesbian women on the city streets, who pimp their girlfriends, and know how to survive and live off their wits.