I'll Call It Like I See It: A Lesbian Speaks Out
In this candid collection of personal essays, Morris navigates universal topics like family, faith and aging with good humor and aplomb. She writes movingly about overcoming prejudices (both her own and others’) and finding happiness in daily minutiae—such as making homemade plum jelly or marveling at the kindness of a stranger who returns a lost wallet.
~ REVIEW FROM THE ALCALDE
The Official Publication of the Texas Exes March/April, 2013 Issue
Not Quite The Same
"The humor and Southern storytelling that made Sheila Morris's first book so memorable are still apparent, but with her second memoir collection, Not Quite the Same, she ups the ante. She shows us more clearly the difficulties we all face in being honest about who we are and the real courage it takes to stand up and speak out. From the classroom to the boardroom to the courtroom, from a church that fires its gay organist and a gay and lesbian board that struggles to find one person willing to sign her name on a letter to the newspaper, to two Southern lesbians outing themselves to the rowdy fans at a football game, we see over and over again her struggle--and our own--to speak up. More than anything else, this memoir is about the courage it takes for those everyday acts of rebellion that may eventually change the world."
Dr. Ed Madden - Associate Professor of English
Director of Undergraduate Program in Women's and Gender Studies, University of South Carolina
DEEP IN THE HEART (what a wonderful title that is!) Immediately I am singing along with this over sixty lesbian as she introduces us to her very southern family of eccentric personalities, (that’s redundant, isnt it?)... And your heart will bend a little at the closeness of generations, and her longing for a girl of her own in spite of Bible Belt conditioning and the repressions society placed on us all...How did we prevail? How did she find her true self? She brings us along on her journey. ..Sprinkled through the book are photos from her life. I especially related to the grim prom dress photo, (me too!) and her witty story of the hoop worn to support that dress had me laughing out loud with my own past. I too am a crinoline survivor.
~ Rainbow Williams for Mamaraga and OLOC reporter"
And, bless your heart, you were so naive.
Some of us early on realized your pretty little wrapper was on the wrong package.
The love went on."
-- Carolyn Reeves, cousin in Houston, after reading "Deep