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Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story (Hardcover): Jacob Tobia

Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story (Hardcover)

Jacob Tobia

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*An Oprah.com and TIME.com Best of March Pick* *Named a Most Anticipated Book by HelloGiggles, PopSugar, SheReads, A.V. Club, Pride.com, The Daily Utah Chronicle, Read It Forward, Ms. Magazine, and Eligible* A heart-wrenching, eye-opening, and giggle-inducing memoir about what it's like to grow up not sure if you're (a) a boy, (b) a girl, (c) something in between, or (d) all of the above. "When the political reality facing this country seems dark, we need shinier, sparklier thinkers in the public eye. With a signature style matched only by their wit, Jacob fits that bill perfectly." --Alan Cumming From the moment a doctor in Raleigh, North Carolina, put "male" on Jacob Tobia's birth certificate, everything went wrong. Alongside "male" came many other, far less neutral words: words that carried expectations about who Jacob was and who Jacob should be, words like "masculine" and "aggressive" and "cargo shorts" and "SPORTS!" Naturally sensitive, playful, creative, and glitter-obsessed, as a child Jacob was given the label "sissy." In the two decades that followed, "sissy" joined forces with "gay," "trans," "nonbinary," and "too-queer-to-function" to become a source of pride and, today, a rallying cry for a much-needed gender revolution. Through revisiting their childhood and calling out the stereotypes that each of us have faced, Jacob invites us to rethink what we know about gender and offers a bold blueprint for a healed world--one free from gender-based trauma and bursting with trans-inclusive feminism. From Jacob's Methodist childhood and the hallowed halls of Duke University to the portrait-laden parlors of the White House, Sissy takes you on a gender odyssey you won't soon forget. Writing with the fierce honesty, wildly irreverent humor, and wrenching vulnerability that have made them a media sensation, Jacob shatters the long-held notion that people are easily sortable into "men" and "women." Sissy guarantees that you'll never think about gender--both other people's and your own--the same way again.

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Imprint: Prentice Hall Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2019
Authors: Jacob Tobia
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Paper over boards
Pages: 336
ISBN-13: 978-0-7352-1882-6
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gay & Lesbian studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political activism
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gay & Lesbian studies > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political activism > General
Books > Biography > General
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LSN: 0-7352-1882-X
Barcode: 9780735218826

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