Hardback A wild and precious life : a memoir / Edie Windsor and Joshua Lyon.
Publication year: 2019
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781250195135 (hbk.) :
Edie Windsor became internationally famous when she sued the US government, seeking federal recognition for her marriage to Thea Spyer, her partner of more than 4 decades. The Supreme Court ruled in Edie's favour, a landmark victory that set the stage for full marriage equality in the US. Beloved by the LGBTQ community, Edie embraced her new role as an icon; she had already been living an extraordinary and groundbreaking life for decades. In this memoir, which she began before passing away in 2017 and completed by her co-writer, Edie recounts her childhood in Philadelphia and her active social life in Greenwich Village's electrifying underground gay scene during the 1950s. Edie was also one of a select group of trailblazing women in computing, working her way up the ladder at IBM and achieving their highest technical ranking while developing software.
288 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 23 cm