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Book Title: Bumbling into Body Hair: A Transsexual's Memoir|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 9.17 MB
The author of the book: Everett Maroon
Edition: Booktrope Editions
Date of issue: March 15th 2012
ISBN 13: 9781935961338
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Reader ratings: 5.4
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Everett Maroon is a nice, geeky and sometimes-clumsy guy with body issues. Ok, so maybe those issues are more complex than most, but for the readers of “Bumbling Into Body Hair” that works in our favor. Maroon's memoir traces his occasionally fumbling expedition through the landscape of gender awareness and transition with wit, insight and the deft touch of a talented writer.
It is not a transgender story so much as a human story, one about embracing change, forging ahead when we're terrified, finding self-respect along the way and surrounding ourselves with people who give us the space and support to be who we are.
Having read a handful of transition-related memoirs, “Bumbling …” stands out as the most charming and accessible of the lot. To infuse such a weighty subject with this kind of poignancy and humor is a delicate task, which he manages to make seem effortless. (Battling a roll of plastic wrap, not so much.)
Maroon touches on the variety of isms he encounters as perceptions around him change but he does not labor over it. He puts his activism into practice rather than preaching it. Whether it's learning the secrets of the corporate men's room, chatting up strangers in public places like a real-life PSA or navigating the mad maze of the healthcare system, he does so with humanity and aplomb.
Not only would I recommend this book for people in the trans community, but I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a great story with a clear and unique voice, a hero you can't help but fall a little bit in love with and a heroine who clearly deserves the adoration of the masses.
The journey of becoming who we've always been is invariably touched with sadness and yet, it is one of hope. In defining ourselves rather than letting other people define us, we come closer to the secret to joy and there is no question that Everett Maroon has achieved that. Joining him on this voyage through the laughter and tears is a rare treat.
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Read information about the authorEverett Maroon is a memoirist, pop culture commentator, and speculative fiction writer. He has a B.A. in English from Syracuse University and went through an English literature master’s program there. He is a member of the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association; Bumbling into Body Hair was a finalist in their 2010 literary contest for memoir. Everett writes about writing and living in the Northwest at trans/plant/portation. He has written for Bitch Magazine, GayYA.org, RH RealityCheck, Original Plumbing, and Remedy Quarterly. He has had short stories published by SPLIT Quarterly and Twisted Dreams Magazine, and has a short story, "Cursed" in The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard, from Topside Press. Bumbling into Body Hair is published by Booktrope Editions. His forthcoming young adult novel, The Unintentional Time Traveler, is forthcoming from Booktrope in the summer of 2013.
Everett lives in Walla Walla, Washington, with his partner and baby son. He is originally from Hightstown, New Jersey, graduating from McCorristin Catholic High School.
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