We, too, must love

We Too Must Love front cover. A white background occupies most of the space. Towards the bottom, in the center, is an image with a woman in mirror-effect; identical mirrored images, butted side by side, of the same woman. She is naked, with her legs under a red blanket and her back to the reader. Her head bowed, with her hair up and one hand on the opposite shoulder. The scene is lit with hard light coming from the top.
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Journalistic portraits of lesbian subcultures in and around New York

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This book is part of a series.
We Walk Alone (1955)
We Two Must Love (1958)
We Too Won't Last (1963)
Take a Lesbian to Lunch (1972)

Table Of Contents

Togetherness. The dress, humor, vocabulary of the lesbian : the cliques --
A girl 'comes out.' Three very different girls become lesbians in three very different cliques --
Why can't a woman be more like a man? The low-life clique --
The circle in the square. The Greenwich Village clique --
The girl in the Brooks Brothers shirt. The uptown clique --
The very gay, come-what-may places. A night in the bars --
Sisters in the sun. Fire Island, the Hamptons, Riis Park --
Liquor is quicker. Why they drink --
The fifty-minute power. Lesbians on the couch --
The men in their lives. Joe and Rodger, Howie and Lou --
My husband says. Married lesbians --
A catered affair. A party uptown : one hundred women and a man --
Hands-around. The Paul Jones ephemeralness of lesbians --
Old soldiers never die. Lesbians in their old age --
Dear Ann Aldrich. The reader writes --
A final word.

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188 pages
18 cm

Reviews

B. G. "Ann Aldrich Does a Re-take." Ladder, vol. 2, no. 2, January 1958, p. 12.

Once again the controversial author of "We Walk Alone" has written of the kaleidoscopic gay world. As before the book is devoted to the Lesbian through a number of male homosexuals make brief appearances in this volume.

Miss Aldrich has obviously matured greatly in the three years between appearances of her two books under this pseudonym. (She is also well known as Vin Packer, the author of "Spring Fire".) Although she includes a number of objectionable types of Lesbians in this volume as in her previous work, she also treats them with more sympathy and less malice. Over half of the book is devoted to women who if not completely adjusted are at least nearly so. She also devotes some of her pages to a few beautiful love affairs in which a home and a permanent situation are emphasized.

This new study is far more inclusive than "We Walk Alone." There is a section on elderly Lesbians of particular interest.

Aside from personal interest in the content this book also provides humor and tear or two. There are a number of humorous poems and song lyrics, etc.

This book is not the final word on Lesbians from any standpoint, but it is an excellent beginning. It should be a "must" in every homophile library. At the most reasonable price of 35 cents, everyone can easily obtain it.

Every Lesbian who reads this book will be angered, pleased and stimulated. What more can a book offer?

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This Book is Discussed in

Meeker, Martin. "A Queer and Contested Medium: The Emergence of Representational Politics in the" Golden Age" of Lesbian Paperbacks, 1955-1963." Journal of Women's History 17.1 (2005): 165-188.

More information about contested books

Contested in the U.S.A and Canada by the National Organization for Decent Literature.

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A white background occupies most of the space. Towards the bottom, in the center, is an image with a woman in mirror-effect; identical mirrored images, butted side by side, of the same woman. She is naked, with her legs under a red blanket and her back to the reader. Her head bowed, with her hair up and one hand on the opposite shoulder. The scene is lit with hard light coming from the top.

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Item: Fawcett Publications Publisher This Item
Item: Meaker, Marijane (Vin Packer, Ann Aldrich) Creator This Item
Item: We two won't last Relation This Item

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Aldrich, Ann, “We, too, must love,” The Lesbian Pulp Fiction Collection @ Mount Saint Vincent University, accessed February 2, 2023, https://msvulpf.omeka.net/items/show/547.