Handsome: Stories of an Awkward Girl Boy Human

Holly Lorka (Author)


As a horny little kid, Holly Lorka had no idea why God had put her in the wrong body and made her want to kiss girls. She had questions: Was she a monster? Would she ever be able to grow sideburns? And most importantly, where was her penis?

The problem was, it was the 1970s, so there were no answers yet.

Here, Lorka tells the story--by turns hilarious and poignant--of her romp through the first fifty years of her life searching for sex, love, acceptance, and answers to her questions. With a sharp wit, endearing innocence, and indelible sense of optimism, she struggles through the awkward years (spoiler: that's all of them) and discovers that what she thought were mistakes are actually powerful tools to launch her into a magical--and ridiculous--life.

Oh, and she discovers that she can buy a penis at the store, too.

Product Details

$16.95  $15.59
She Writes Press
Publish Date
October 20, 2020
5.4 X 8.4 X 0.6 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Holly Lorka is a writer, storyteller, and retired standup comedian whose work has been included in several anthologies and podcasts, including Dan Savage's Hot Mic. Her stories of gender, sex, and shame have earned her a following in Austin, Texas, where she lives and works as an ICU nurse and super sharp wedding officiant. Handsome is her first book, and she's a little nervous about her dad reading it. She currently resides in Austin, TX.