Louise Rafkin


Louise Rafkin is the author of Other People’s Dirt and the editor of Different Mothers. She has been a commentator for NPR's All Things Considered and has written for Out Magazine. Her articles and essays appear frequently in The New York Times, Health Magazine, and Metropolitan Home. She lives in Oakland, CA.

Different Daughter

"Every lesbian should have two copies of Different Daughters, one for herself and one for her mom..."
Lambda Book Report

"This book will help your mom understand. Give it to her."
—Betty DeGeneres

"Over and over, the women reiterate their love for their children, their refusal to cut them off, and their determination to maintain a mother-daughter bond."
New Directions for Women

"A successful, human and dignified statement..."
—Sarah Schulman