This memoir is amazing! Maria Konner has provided the reader with such a genuine view of her life, and it’s an amazing journey. I’m so appreciative I had the chance to read this!
“We all create a huge impact that we can’t measure. Of course, when you’re changing your sex and entertaining folks, your presence tends to hit a little harder!”Girl Shock! by Maria Konner
There were so many wonderful comments from Maria throughout the book. I really loved this one above. She’s talking about how a trans person impacted her as a child, and how in turn she may be impacting others. I loved that whole section.
Maria’s memoir takes the reader into the lifestyle that Maria held. We get introduced to different LGBTQ persons throughout the story, and Maria is so kind to add footnotes to ensure that there is no confusion between the different people she is talking about. I really found this helpful, as there were a lot of terms that I didn’t realize the true meaning of.
She also provides some amazing photos throughout the book that just made this feel like I was sitting with her on a couch have a conversation with her and a photo album.
I would recommend this book to any reader interested in learning more about the LGBTQ community and one amazing person’s transformation.
Where to Find This Book:
Self-discovery. Sexuality. Trans. LGBTQ. Gender Fluidity. Drag. Kinky Sex. Love. Lust. Entertainment. Rock & Roll. Even Comics.
This book has it all, and it is all true.
Girl Shock! I Dressed As A Girl For Halloween But Then She Took Over My Life
It was all supposed to be for a costume.
Maria Konner takes you on her journey from living a frustrated and bored straight-dude life in the ‘burbs to becoming a fabulous trans entertainer in San Francisco. She also begins to discover herself sexually after a Halloween costume feels better than she ever imagined. What starts as a lark, quickly becomes a lifestyle.
Told in a frank and entertaining manner, Maria details her experiences at Diva’s, the legendary trans bar located two blocks from her new apartment. There, she enters into a world of alternative lifestyles, sexual experimentation, crossdressing, and hardcore kink as she tests the boundaries of her sexuality.
At the same time, she examines the changing concept of femininity within herself and launches her online video series Under the Golden Gate as a performer, host, and producer.
Girl Shock also takes you inside the underground of San Francisco for a true insider’s look at art, music, performance, and humanity. It is full of pictures and links to her favorite videos from the Under the Golden Gate library.
Join Maria Konner on this raunchy, wild ride to self-discovery and get Girl Shocked!
Just the Facts:
Girl Shock! by Maria Konner
Page Count: 400 pages
Publisher: Under the Golden Gate Media
Pub Date: May 10, 2021
After escaping from the straight suburbs and landing in San Francisco, Maria bubbled up and exploded all over town. She performs around the West Coast with her rock band Not From Jersey! playing guitar and singing mostly original songs, as well as playing jazz/blues/cabaret piano at various venues. She is also a host for her YouTube channel underthegoldengate.com where she performs, interviews guests (and some celebrities too!), and films various events around town interviewing people.
I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.