Redefining Realness
Score: 5
From 141 Ratings

Redefining Realness


  • Author: Janet Mock
  • Release Date : 2014-02-04
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 3032318 Bytes


New York Times Bestseller • Winner of the 2015 WOMEN'S WAY Book Prize • Goodreads Best of 2014 Semi-Finalist • Books for a Better Life Award Finalist • Lambda Literary Award Finalist • Time Magazine “30 Most Influential People on the Internet” • American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book In her profound and courageous New York Times bestseller, Janet Mock establishes herself as a resounding and inspirational voice for the transgender community—and anyone fighting to define themselves on their own terms.With unflinching honesty and moving prose, Janet Mock relays her experiences of growing up young, multiracial, poor, and trans in America, offering readers accessible language while imparting vital insight about the unique chal...

I Have Something to Tell You
Score: 4.5
From 39 Ratings

I Have Something to Tell You


  • Author: Chasten Buttigieg
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 4568755 Bytes


INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA moving, hopeful, and refreshingly candid memoir by the husband of former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg about growing up gay in his small Midwestern town, his relationship with Pete, and his hope for America’s future.Throughout the past year, teacher Chasten Glezman Buttigieg has emerged on the national stage, having left his classroom in South Bend, Indiana, to travel cross-country in support of his husband, former mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Pete’s groundbreaking presidential campaign. Through Chasten’s joyful, witty social media posts, the public gained a behind-the-scenes look at his life with Pete on the trail—moments that might have ranged from the mundane to the surprising, but that we...

Redefining Realness
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Redefining Realness


  • Author : Janet Mock
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-02-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476709147


Redefining Realness Book Description :

New York Times Bestseller • Winner of the 2015 WOMEN'S WAY Book Prize • Goodreads Best of 2014 Semi-Finalist • Books for a Better Life Award Finalist • Lambda Literary Award Finalist • Time Magazine “30 Most Influential People on the Internet” • American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book In her profound and courageous New York Times bestseller, Janet Mock establishes herself as a resounding and inspirational voice for the transgender community—and anyone fighting to define themselves on their own terms. With unflinching honesty and moving prose, Janet Mock relays her experiences of growing up young, multiracial, poor, and trans in America, offering readers accessible language while imparting vital insight about the unique cha...

Redefining Realness
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Redefining Realness


  • Author : Janet Mock
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-02-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476709123


Redefining Realness Book Description :

A journalist and activist who was profiled in a 2011 Marie Claire feature outlines bold perspectives on the realities of being young, multi-racial, economically challenged and transgender in today's America, recounting her disadvantaged youth and decision to undergo gender reassignment surgery at the age of 18 before pursuing a career and falling in love....

Redefining Realness
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Redefining Realness


  • Author : Janet Mock
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-12-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476709130


Redefining Realness Book Description :

In this New York Times bestseller—the first transgender memoir written by an African American—an extraordinary young woman recounts her coming-of-age. “Undercurrents of strong emotion swirl throughout this well-written book…An enlightening, much-needed perspective on transgender identity” (Kirkus Reviews). In 2011, Marie Claire magazine published a profile of Janet Mock in which she stepped forward for the first time as a trans woman. Those twenty-three hundred words were life-altering for the People.com editor, turning her into an influential and outspoken public figure and a desperately needed voice for an often voiceless community. In these pages, she offers a bold and inspiring perspective on being young, multicultural, economically cha...

Surpassing Certainty
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Surpassing Certainty


  • Author : Janet Mock
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-06-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501145797


Surpassing Certainty Book Description :

Riveting, rousing, and utterly real, Surpassing Certainty is a portrait of a young woman searching for her purpose and place in the world—without a road map to guide her. The journey begins a few months before her twentieth birthday. Janet Mock is adjusting to her days as a first-generation college student at the University of Hawaii and her nights as a dancer at a strip club. Finally content in her body, she vacillates between flaunting and concealing herself as she navigates dating and disclosure, sex and intimacy, and most important, letting herself be truly seen. Under the neon lights of Club Nu, Janet meets Troy, a yeoman stationed at Pearl Harbor naval base, who becomes her first. The pleasures and perils of their union serve as a backdrop fo...

Ordinary Light
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

Ordinary Light


  • Author : Tracy K. Smith
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307962669


Ordinary Light Book Description :

"A memoir about the author's coming of age as she grapples with her identity as an artist, her family's racial history, and her mother's death from cancer"--...

On Christopher Street

On Christopher Street


  • Author : Mark Seliger
  • Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0847858316


On Christopher Street Book Description :

On Christopher Street there are all kinds of sexual orientations and gender identities, endless possibilities of potential selves: transgender, transsexual, non-binary, genderqueer, femme, butch, cross-dresser, drag kings, drag queens, and many other identities that shift, adapt, and challenge our understanding of gender. This street nestled in the middle of New York City s Greenwich Village is heralded as the birthplace of the modern LGBTQ rights movement. Today, the intersection at Christopher and Hudson Streets has been renamed Sylvia Rivera Way, after the pioneering trans-activist and the annual LGBTQ pride parade ends its procession on Christopher Street, where the revolution began at the Stonewall Inn. Renowned photographer Mark Seliger, best k...

Normal Life
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Normal Life


  • Author : Dean Spade
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-07-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822374794


Normal Life Book Description :

Revised and Expanded Edition Wait—what's wrong with rights? It is usually assumed that trans and gender nonconforming people should follow the civil rights and "equality" strategies of lesbian and gay rights organizations by agitating for legal reforms that would ostensibly guarantee nondiscrimination and equal protection under the law. This approach assumes that the best way to address the poverty and criminalization that plague trans populations is to gain legal recognition and inclusion in the state's institutions. But is this strategy effective? In Normal Life Dean Spade presents revelatory critiques of the legal equality framework for social change, and points to examples of transformative grassroots trans activism that is raising demands that...

Trans

Trans


  • Author : Jack Halberstam
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-24
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520292697


Trans Book Description :

This title is part of American Studies Now and available as an e-book first. Visit ucpress.edu/go/americanstudiesnow to learn more. In the last decade, public discussions of transgender issues have increased exponentially. However, with this increased visibility has come not just power, but regulation, both in favor of and against trans people. What was once regarded as an unusual or even unfortunate disorder has become an accepted articulation of gendered embodiment as well as a new site for political activism and political recognition. What happened in the last few decades to prompt such an extensive rethinking of our understanding of gendered embodiment? How did a stigmatized identity become so central to U.S. and European articulations of self? A...

Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise


  • Author : Raquel Cepeda
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-02-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451635874


Bird of Paradise Book Description :

Chronicles the author's quest to find out about her ancestry through DNA testing, sharing findings, stories, and the controveries around Latino identity....

Stuck in the Middle with You
Score: 3.5
From 24 Ratings

Stuck in the Middle with You


  • Author : Jennifer Finney Boylan
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2013-04-30
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307952844


Stuck in the Middle with You Book Description :

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Finney Boylan returns with a remarkable memoir about gender and parenting that discusses how families are shaped and the difficulties and wonders of being human. A father for six years, a mother for ten, and for a time in between, neither, or both, Jennifer Finney Boylan has seen parenthood from both sides of the gender divide. When her two children were young, Boylan came out as transgender, and as Jenny transitioned from a man to a woman and from a father to a mother, her family faced unique challenges and questions. In this thoughtful, tear-jerking, hilarious memoir, Jenny asks what it means to be a father, or a mother, and to what extent gender shades our experiences as parents. Through both her own stor...