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Center center : a funny, sexy, sad almost-memoir of a boy in ballet / James Whiteside ; [illustrated by Teddy O'Connor].

Whiteside, James, (author.). O'Connor, Teddy, (illustrator.).

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  • 4 of 6 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Rowayton Library.
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Rowayton Library BIO WHITESIDE (Text to phone) 33625122837797 Adult New Biography Available -

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General Note:
Illustrator information from title page verso.
Formatted Contents Note:
Letter to the reader -- Getting your dream job is as easy as ABT -- JbDubs & Ühu Betch -- Nancy -- How I met Jesus Christ on Grindr -- Coming out in Y2K -- A boom box and a box cutter -- Dick college -- All my pets are dead -- Al -- Stranded in Casablanca -- Loathe, revile, abhor, detest! -- The tenant: a near-death experience -- Why not?
Summary, etc.:
There's a mark on every stage around the world that signifies the center of its depth and width: it is called "center center." Whiteside has dreamed of standing on that very mark as a principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre ever since he was a twelve-year-old blown away by watching the company's spring gala. Here he tells us the story of how he got to be a primo ballerino, as well as tales of the two alter egos he created to subvert the strict classical rigor of ballet: JbDubs, an out-and-proud pop musician, and Ühu Betch, an over-the-top drag queen named after Yoohoo chocolate milk. The result is a raunchy, curious, and unapologetic celebration of queerness, self-expression, friendship, sex, creativity, and pushing boundaries that will entertain you, shock you, inspire you... and maybe even make you cry. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Whiteside, James.
Ballet dancers > United States > Biography.
American Ballet Theatre.
Male dancers > United States > Biography.
Sexual minorities > United States > Biography.
Gay men > United States > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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