Amateur
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....

A Good Man
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

A Good Man


  • Author : Ani Katz
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-01-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525506645


A Good Man Book Description :

"I loved this book." —Caroline Kepnes, author of You A dark and gripping novel of psychological suspense about a family man driven to unspeakable acts, in the vein of The Perfect Nanny and We Need to Talk About Kevin. Thomas Martin was a devoted family man who had all the trappings of an enviable life: a beautiful wife and daughter, a well-appointed home on Long Island's north shore, a job at a prestigious Manhattan advertising firm. He was also a devoted son and brother, shielding the women in his orbit from the everyday brutalities of the world. But what happens when Thomas’s fragile ego is rocked? After committing a horrific deed — that he can never undo — Thomas grapples with his sense of self. Sometimes he casts himself as a victim and, ...

Haunted
Score: 3.5
From 138 Ratings

Haunted


  • Author : Chuck Palahniuk
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2005-05-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0385515839


Haunted Book Description :

Haunted is a novel made up of twenty-three horrifying, hilarious, and stomach-churning stories. They’re told by people who have answered an ad for a writer’s retreat and unwittingly joined a “Survivor”-like scenario where the host withholds heat, power, and food. As the storytellers grow more desperate, their tales become more extreme, and they ruthlessly plot to make themselves the hero of the reality show that will surely be made from their plight. This is one of the most disturbing and outrageous books you’ll ever read, one that could only come from the mind of Chuck Palahniuk....

The Golden Spruce
Score: 4
From 21 Ratings

The Golden Spruce


  • Author : John Vaillant
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-03-18
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0307371328


The Golden Spruce Book Description :

The Golden Spruce is the story of a glorious natural wonder, the man who destroyed it, and the fascinating, troubling context in which his act took place. A tree with luminous glowing needles, the golden spruce was unique and, biologically speaking, should never have reached maturity; Grant Hadwin, the man who cut it down, was passionate, extraordinarily well-suited to wilderness survival, and to some degree unbalanced. But as John Vaillant shows, the extraordinary tree stood at the intersection of contradictory ways of looking at the world; the conflict between them is one reason it was destroyed. Taking in history, geography, science and spirituality, this book raises some of the most pressing questions facing society today. The golden spruce stood...

Brother Robert

Brother Robert


  • Author : Annye C. Anderson
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release Date : 2020-06-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780306845277


Brother Robert Book Description :

This intimate memoir by blues legend Robert Johnson's stepsister includes new details about his family, music, influences, tragic death, and musical afterlife. Though only twenty-seven years young and relatively unknown at the time of his tragic death in 1938, Robert Johnson's enduring recordings have solidified his status as a progenitor of the Delta Blues style. And yet, while his music has retained the steadfast devotion of modern listeners, much remains unknown about the man who penned and played these timeless tunes. Few people alive today actually remember what Johnson was really like, and those who do have largely upheld their silence -- until now. In Brother Robert, nonagenarian Annye Anderson sheds new light on a real-life figure largely obs...

I Heard You Paint Houses
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

I Heard You Paint Houses


  • Author : Charles Brandt
  • Publisher : Steerforth
  • Release Date : 2016-06-24
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781586422400


I Heard You Paint Houses Book Description :

The inspiration for the major motion picture, THE IRISHMAN. Includes an Epilogue and a Conclusion that detail substantial post-publication corroboration of Frank Sheeran's confessions to the killings of Jimmy Hoffa and Joey Gallo. “Sheeran’s confession that he killed Hoffa in the manner described in the book is supported by the forensic evidence, is entirely credible, and solves the Hoffa mystery.” — Michael Baden M.D., former Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York “Charles Brandt has solved the Hoffa mystery.” —Professor Arthur Sloane, author of Hoffa “It’s all true.” — New York Police Department organized crime homicide detective Joe Coffey "I heard you paint houses" are the first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank ...

The Foundling
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

The Foundling


  • Author : Paul Joseph Fronczak
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-04-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501142147


The Foundling Book Description :

This is the inspiring and “page-turning” (Booklist) true story of Paul Fronczak, a man who recently discovered that he had been kidnapped as a baby—and how his quest to find out who he really is upturned the genealogy industry, his own family, and set in motion the second longest cold-case in US history. In 1964, a woman pretending to be a nurse kidnapped an infant boy named Paul Fronczak from a Chicago hospital. Two years later, police found a boy abandoned outside a variety store in New Jersey. The FBI tracked down Dora Fronczak, the kidnapped infant’s mother, and she identified the abandoned boy as her son. The family spent the next fifty years believing they were whole again—but Paul was always unsure about his true identity. Then, four...