Cindy Zelman, What’s in a Butch’s Purse and Other Humorous Essays (Winged City Chapbook Press).

With insight and wit, Cindy Zelman mines her own experience of contemporary lesbian life and excavates gems of humor: some familiar, others thankfully rare. A lively read.

—Bridget Bufford, author of Minus One: A Twelve-Step Journey and Cemetery Bird.

Cindy Zelman’s painfully honest essays in this collection effortlessly and consistently make such earnest sadness and loneliness palatable thanks to heaping doses of self-deprecation and wry humor–a real find.
—David Yoo, author of The Choke Artist.

Cindy Zelman’s creative nonfiction has been published in numerous journals and websites, including Tinge Magazine: Temple University's Online Journal, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Feminist Studies, The Huffington Post,,, Sinister Wisdom, and Cobalt Review. Her short story, “The Cross Dresser,” is forthcoming from Steam Ticket: A Third Coast Review. Zelman lives in greater Boston with two cats and an old lady.