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Tobia, Jacob: Sissy (eBook)

A Coming-of-Gender Story

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.

As a young child in North Carolina, Jacob Tobia wasn't the wrong gender, they just had too much of the stuff. Barbies? Yes. Playing with bugs? Absolutely. Getting muddy? Please. Princess dresses? You betcha. Jacob wanted it all, but because they were "a boy," they were told they could only have the masculine half. Acting feminine labelled them "a sissy" and brought social isolation.

It took Jacob years to discover that being "a sissy" isn't something to be ashamed of. It's a source of pride. Following Jacob through bullying and beauty contests, from Duke University to the United Nations to the podiums of the Methodist church--not to mention the parlors of the White House--this unforgettable memoir contains multitudes. A deeply personal story of trauma and healing, a powerful reflection on gender and self-acceptance, and a hilarious guidebook for wearing tacky clip-on earrings in today's world, Sissy guarantees you'll never think about gender--both other people's and your own--the same way again.

ISBN: 9780735218833
Fr. 38.55
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Verlag Penguin Publishing Group
Einband Adobe Digital Editions
Erscheinungsjahr 2019
Seitenangabe 336 S.
Meldetext
Untertitel A Coming-of-Gender Story
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse 3'710 KB
Plattform EPUB
Reihe G.P. Putnam's Sons
Autor Tobia, Jacob
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