Library Journal Review
Writing in explicit sexual detail that makes the Diaries of her feminist icon predecessor Anais Nin seem tame, Bright (Mommy's Little Girl: On Sex, Motherhood, Porn, and Cherry Pie) relates her life from childhood to the present. Sexually active from her early teens, Bright went on to champion the cause of female sexuality, breaking through social taboos, especially those concerning lesbianism. A founding member of the lesbian periodical On Our Backs, Bright produced writing and photography that reached a demographic largely ignored by the mainstream media. During her teenage years, she was active in socialist causes, traveling the United States and joining regional International Socialist groups bent on achieving extreme-liberal agendas. A supporter of the rights of those marginalized by society, the author makes clear that her purpose in life is to loosen society's restrictions in order to allow freedom of expression for all. VERDICT Not for the prudish or faint of heart, Bright's memoir would interest readers intent on learning about contemporary female sexual history from one of its most influential figures.-Lisa Guidarini, Algonquin Area P.L. Dist., IL (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.