*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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