Real Man Adventures (Hardcover)

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  • This is a charged, personal, and entirely original take on gender identity from an acclaimed American novelist.

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Product Description

  • Author
    T. Cooper  
    Binding
    hardback  
    Cat No.
    2761824  
    EAN
    978193807300752300  
    Genre
    Biography  
    ISBN
    9781938073007  
    Publisher
    McSweeney's Books  
    Type
    Books  
  • This is a charged, personal, and entirely original take on gender identity from an acclaimed American novelist.

    A few years ago the novelist T Cooper wrote his parents a letter, telling them he “wasn’t their daughter anymore.” And this was the “good news.” “Real Man Stories” is Cooper’s brash, wildly inventive, and often comic exploration of the paradoxes and pleasures of masculinity. In it he takes us through his transition into identifying as male, and how he went on to marry his wife and become an adoring stepfather of two children - the head of a perfectly nuclear American family. Cooper can be bemused or exasperated when he feels compelled to explain all this, but he never loses his sense of humor. “Ten Things People Assume I Understand About Women But Actually Don’t,” reads one chapter title, while another proffers: “Sometimes I Think the Whole of Modern History Can Be Explained by Testosterone.” A brilliant collage of letters, essays, interviews (with his brother, with his wife, with the parents of other transgender children, with a man in possession of one of the largest penises in the country), and sharp evocations of difficult conversations with old friends and puzzled bureaucrats, “Real Man Stories” will forever change what you think about what it means to be a man.

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