Trans Like Me: A Journey for All of Us (Paperback)
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Trans Like Me: A Journey for All of Us (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 25/05/2017
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What does it mean to be transgender?

How do we discuss the subject?

In this eye-opening book, CN Lester, academic and activist, takes us on a journey through some of the most pressing issues concerning the trans debate: from pronouns to Caitlyn Jenner; from feminist and LGBTQ activists, to the rise in referrals for gender variant children - all by way of insightful and moving passages about the author's own experience. Trans Like Me shows us how to strive for authenticity in a world which often seeks to limit us by way of labels.

'I finished with more insight and knowledge than I ever expected' Stylist

'One of the year's most important books on transgender identity' Gay Times

'A moving, learned and essential voice at the razor edge of gender politics' Laurie Penny

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349008608
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 258 g
Dimensions: 232 x 157 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A thoughtprovoking account that blends personal experience with wider historical and social insight * New Internationalist *
CN Lester's Trans Like Me is a clear, compassionate and infinitely readable overview of the ways society does gender * Marylebone Journal *
The subtleties of CN Lester's own account are incredibly moving and only serve to reinforce the message that so many amongst us struggle, and will continue to do so . . . Trans Like Me is a clarion call, but to us all * GCN *
Frank, witty and educational * Stylist *
One of the year's most important books on transgender identity * Gay Times *
[A] timely collection of essays on the trans experience, bringing together anecdotes from CN Lester's own life, alongside an analysis of the media, and forgotten moments of LGBT history, always with an activist's eye for the marginalised or ignored. Lester's writing is refreshing and accessible * Diva *
Lester makes the most complex of subjects easy to digest. I finished with more insight and knowledge than I ever expected * Stylist *
This personal, powerful and yet humble human testimony makes a vital contribution to a debate that has too often contained more heat than light. I challenge anyone not to have both heart and mind a little more open after reading this book * Shami Chakrabarti *
CN Lester breaks down the myths and misconceptions about trans people and politics with clarity and calm. An important, timely book * Juliet Jacques *
Lester is a writer for our times - a moving, learned and essential voice at the razor edge of gender politics. Their work has been inspirational to me for many years. Lester writes with the compassionate authority of a person not just wise beyond their years, but beyond the age they were born into * Laurie Penny *
Authentic, honest . . . a thought-provoking account that blends personal experience with wider historical and social insight * New Internationalist *
If you are coming out as trans, and especially if you are non-binary, now, Lester has written the book to give your cis friends. * TLS *
Refreshing and accessible * DIVA *

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Hux - Blogger, @littlehux

“An affirming, emotional book of memoir and trans 101 -- a must read!”

Trans Like Me is a mixture of memoir and writing about the current climate around trans people. Lester, who is non-binary, has created an informative introduction to issues surrounding trans people without ever being... More

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4th March 2018
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