Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

Amateur


  • Author: Thomas Page McBee
  • Release Date : 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Social Science
  • File Size: 3128950 Bytes


*Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction *Shortlisted for the Lambda Literary Award *Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book PrizeOne of The Times UK’s Best Memoirs of 2018, BuzzFeed’s Best Nonfiction of 2018, Autostraddle’s Best LGBT Books of 2018, and 52 Insight’s Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2018A “no-holds-barred examination of masculinity” (BuzzFeed) and violence from award-winning author Thomas Page McBee.In this “refreshing and radical” (The Guardian) narrative, Thomas McBee, a trans man, sets out to uncover what makes a man—and what being a “good” man even means—through his experience training for and fighting in a charity boxing match at Madison Square Garden. A self-described “amateur” at masculinit...

Amateur
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Amateur


  • Author : Thomas Page McBee
  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release Date : 2019-05-14
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501168758


Amateur Book Description :

*Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction *Shortlisted for the Lambda Literary Award in Transgender Memoir/Biography *Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize One of The Times UK’s Best Memoirs of 2018, BuzzFeed’s Best Nonfiction of 2018, Autostraddle’s Best LGBT Books of 2018, Book Riot’s Best Queer Books of 2018, and 52 Insight’s Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2018 A “no-holds-barred examination of masculinity” (BuzzFeed) and violence from award-winning author Thomas Page McBee. In this “refreshing and radical” (The Guardian) narrative, Thomas McBee, a trans man, sets out to uncover what makes a man—and what being a “good” man even means—through his experience training for and fighting in a charity boxing matc...

Amateur
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Amateur


  • Author : Thomas Page McBee
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501168765


Amateur Book Description :

*Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction *Shortlisted for the Lambda Literary Award *Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize One of The Times UK’s Best Memoirs of 2018, BuzzFeed’s Best Nonfiction of 2018, Autostraddle’s Best LGBT Books of 2018, and 52 Insight’s Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2018 A “no-holds-barred examination of masculinity” (BuzzFeed) and violence from award-winning author Thomas Page McBee. In this “refreshing and radical” (The Guardian) narrative, Thomas McBee, a trans man, sets out to uncover what makes a man—and what being a “good” man even means—through his experience training for and fighting in a charity boxing match at Madison Square Garden. A self-described “amateur” at masculinit...

Amateur
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Amateur


  • Author : Thomas Page McBee
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 2018-08-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786890993


Amateur Book Description :

Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction In this groundbreaking new book, Thomas Page McBee, a trans man, trains to fight in a charity match at Madison Square Garden while struggling to untangle the vexed relationship between masculinity and violence. Through his experience of boxing – learning to get hit, and to hit back; wrestling with the camaraderie of the gym; confronting the betrayals and strength of his own body – McBee examines the weight of male violence, the pervasiveness of gender stereotypes and the limitations of conventional masculinity. A wide-ranging exploration of gender in our society, Amateur is ultimately a story of hope, as McBee traces a way forward: a new masculinity, inside the ring and out of it. A gracef...

Man Alive

Man Alive


  • Author : Thomas Page McBee
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-05-25
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1786890887


Man Alive Book Description :

If he is to become a man, what sort of man should Thomas Page McBee be? To find out, McBee must confront the suffering he has endured at the hands of men: the abuse he endured as a child from his father, and the violent mugging which almost killed him as an adult. Standing at the brink of the life-changing decision to transition from female to male, McBee seeks to understand these examples of flawed manhood, and reclaim his body on his own terms. Powerful, uplifting and profound, Man Alive is a story about transformation; about freedom, and love, and finding the strength to rebuild ourselves as the people we are meant to be....

Man Alive

Man Alive


  • Author : Thomas Page McBee
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 2017-05-25
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786890894


Man Alive Book Description :

If he is to become a man, what sort of man should Thomas Page McBee be? To find out, McBee must confront the suffering he has endured at the hands of men: the abuse he endured as a child from his father, and the violent mugging which almost killed him as an adult. Standing at the brink of the life-changing decision to transition from female to male, McBee seeks to understand these examples of flawed manhood, and reclaim his body on his own terms. Powerful, uplifting and profound, Man Alive is a story about transformation; about freedom, and love, and finding the strength to rebuild ourselves as the people we are meant to be....

Agent Zigzag
Score: 4
From 39 Ratings

Agent Zigzag


  • Author : Ben Macintyre
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2007-09-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307405500


Agent Zigzag Book Description :

“Ben Macintyre’s rollicking, spellbinding Agent Zigzag blends the spy-versus-spy machinations of John le Carré with the high farce of Evelyn Waugh.”—William Grimes, The New York Times (Editors’ Choice) “Wildly improbable but entirely true . . . [a] compellingly cinematic spy thriller with verve.”—Entertainment Weekly NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE WASHINGTON POST Eddie Chapman was a charming criminal, a con man, and a philanderer. He was also one of the most remarkable double agents Britain has ever produced. In 1941, after training as German spy in occupied France, Chapman was parachuted into Britain with a revolver, ...

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much
Score: 3.5
From 108 Ratings

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much


  • Author : Allison Bartlett Hoover
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-08-04
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143173687


The Man Who Loved Books Too Much Book Description :

People have been collecting—and stealing—books since before Gutenberg invented the printing press. Internationally, according to Interpol, rare book theft is more widespread than fine art theft. Although dealers will tell you “every rare book is a stolen book,” the stories of these heists have remained quiet, shielded by an insular community of book dealers and book collectors that prefers to keep its losses secret. In The Man Who Loved Books Too Much, Allison Hoover Bartlett takes us deep inside the world of rare books, and tells the cat-and-mouse story of two men caught in its allure. Here we meet Bartlett John Gilkey, an unrepentant, obsessive book thief, and Ken Sanders, the equally obsessive self-styled “bibliodick,” a book-dealer tu...

Alternadad
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Alternadad


  • Author : Neal Pollack
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2007-01-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375424809


Alternadad Book Description :

With the publication of Alternadad, Neal Pollack became the spokesperson for a new generation of parents. Pollack, a self-styled party guy known mostly for outrageous literary antics, recounts how he and his wife became responsible parents without sacrificing their passion for pop culture. From an ill-fated family trip to the Austin City Limits Festival, to yanking his son out of an absurd corporate gymnastics class, to dealing with the child’s ongoing biting problem, Pollack captures the wonders, terrors, and idiocies of parenting today. Alternadad is both an engaging and amusing memoir of fatherhood, and a fascinating portrait of a new version of the American family. From the Trade Paperback edition....

Longitude
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Longitude


  • Author : Dava Sobel
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2010-07-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0802779433


Longitude Book Description :

The dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest and of one man's forty-year obsession to find a solution to the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day--"the longitude problem." Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known that "the longitude problem" was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day-and had been for centuries. Lacking the ability to measure their longitude, sailors throughout the great ages of exploration had been literally lost at sea as soon as they lost sight of land. Thousands of lives and the increasing fortunes of nations hung on a resolution. One man, John Harrison, in complete opposition to the scientific community, dared to imagine a mechanical solution-a clock that would keep precise time at sea, something no...

Before I Had the Words

Before I Had the Words


  • Author : Skylar Kergil
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-09-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781510723085


Before I Had the Words Book Description :

At the beginning of his physical transition from female to male, then-seventeen-year-old Skylar Kergil posted his first video on YouTube. In the months and years that followed, he recorded weekly update videos about the physical and emotional changes he experienced. Skylar’s openness and positivity attracted thousands of viewers, who followed along as his voice deepened and his body changed shape. Through surgeries and recovery, highs and lows, from high school to college to the real world, Skylar welcomed others on his journey. Before I Had the Words is the story of what came before the videos and what happened behind the scenes. From early childhood memories to the changes and confusion brought by adolescence, Skylar reflects on coming of age whi...