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Lily Burana is the author of "I LOVE A MAN IN UNIFORM: A Memoir of Love, War, and Other Battles" (Weinstein Books, April 2009), as well as the rodeo novel, "TRY" (St. Martins Press), and the memoir, "STRIP CITY: A Stripper's Farewell Journey Across America" (Miramax Books). "STRIP CITY" was named one of the Best Memoirs by Entertainment Weekly (2008), and one of the Best Books of the Year (2001) by Entertainment Weekly, Salon, Newsday, and The Rocky Mountain News.

Her writing about the domestic side of military affairs has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The San Jose Mercury News, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, and Slate.

Her features and criticism has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, GQ, Slate, Salon, Details, SPIN, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Observer, Village Voice, New York Magazine, Glamour, and many international publications. Her essays have been published in the anthologies "Sex and Sensibility," "The Salon Readers Guide to Contemporary Authors," and "The May Queen."

She has lectured at New York's Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts, Columbia University, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco State University, and many gender politics forums, including OutWrite.

A proud Army wife, she and her husband, a Lieutenant Colonel, are currently toeing the Long Gray Line at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Rock on, USMA.


saucy t-shirts, items and attire adorned with cherry patterns, other people's tattoos, scrapbooking, coop girls, and micro-blogging. also? hearing from people! you can email me if you want: lily.burana (at)