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Pieces of Me: Teensy Memoirs of an Eccentric, Submissive Life
by Courtie Cullen

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English

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Publication Date

August 19, 2017

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What happens when you decide to live an extraordinary life? Teensy memory snippets of the road to an unconventional, erotic, polyamorous life. Stories of how it began interwoven with how it might be. Filled with snark, laughter, and tears. A rare insight into queer a unfinished girl on the path to transformation, and the freedom she finds on a path of her own choosing.
Mrs Hellfire 'You Said It!': The life And Endeavours Of Hefina He...
by Jayne Headon

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English

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Publication Date

August 18, 2017

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This is a heart felt biography which tells the tale of a formidable community activist and stalwart from the small village of Seven Sisters in the South Wales Valleys. Fighting for the causes she believed in. Hefina Headon found her niche during the 1984-85 Miners' Strike. Following actress Imelda Staunton's portrayal of Hefina in the 2014 hit film, Pride, this read reveals the true story of her life.<br />This special second edition brings exclusive new content including transcripts of interviews with Hefina during the Miners' Strike.
Runawayland
by Steven James

Language

English

Pages

107

Publication Date

August 17, 2017

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“Why is this guy waving his prosthetic leg in my face you ask? That is a question I wish I<br />knew the answer to!”<br /><br />Running away to join the circus is a thought that crosses many kid’s mind. Now, you can relive the true story of Steven, a guy who actually did...well, kind of.<br /><br />Runawayland follows Steven through his first five years working at some of the world’s most notable, popular, and famous amusement parks. Filled with insane guest interactions and heart-wrenching personal stories and topped off with a little bit of the author’s morbid sense of humor, Runawayland features moments of Steven’s coming-of-age journey with everything from personal struggle to professional lessons. Stevens memoir tells what it was really like growing into adulthood while working in a one-of-a-kind industry.<br />
Nací para ser breve: María Elena Walsh. El arte, la pasión, la...
by Gabriela Massuh

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Spanish

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Publication Date

September 01, 2017

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<p style="text-align:center"><B><I>Nací para ser breve</I> se transforma en una máquina delicada y precisa, que da cuenta -mientras vela, mientras desnuda- de las particularidades del mundo intelectual porteño desde los años cincuenta y, más allá, de la historia social del país en el siglo XX. Pero también de una mirada profunda sobre los vínculos.</B></P> <BR> <P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>En la intimidad, aquellos encuentros en los que repasaban tarde a tarde su vida intelectual, artística y afectiva fueron un subterfugio para superar el dolor y la incertidumbre. Massuh pregunta para estar cerca de la persona querida. Pregunta porque la intrigan las formas que toma el talento en un artista. Pregunta porque en esas respuestas parece estar no solo el modo de entenderla, sino también la clave de la propia búsqueda existencial.</P> <P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>Las grabaciones, transcriptas a páginas oficio, revisadas de puño y letra por la protagonista y guardadas durante décadas en cajas, esperaron el tiempo propicio para la relectura. Enlazados amorosamente las ideas y los recuerdos de ambas, <B><I>Nací para ser breve</I></B> se transforma en una máquina delicada y precisa, que da cuenta -mientras vela, mientras desnuda- de las particularidades del mundo intelectual porteño desde los años cincuenta y, más allá, de la historia social del país en el siglo XX. Pero también de una mirada profunda sobre los vínculos. Porque, como dice la autora de este libro, "no hay nada más desgarrador que revivir la juventud en voces o imágenes que dan constancia de la inexorable materia de la que estamos hechos: el tiempo".</P>
Drama Club: a Memoir
by Mikel Gerle

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English

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Publication Date

September 16, 2017

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Coming of age is difficult under the best of circumstances. For gay youth raised with deeply held religious traditions, the experience can be both exhilarating and life threatening. This book documents these intense realities faced by me and my kind as we struggled to find a path for ourselves among the heteronormative mating rituals of small town in early 1980s America.
Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family
by Amy Ellis Nutt

Language

English

Pages

313

Publication Date

October 20, 2015

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<b><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> NOTABLE BOOK • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>PEOPLE </i>AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>MEN’S JOURNAL</i> • A <b>STONEWALL HONOR BOOK IN NONFICTION • FINALIST FOR THE LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FOR TRANSGENDER NONFICTION</b></b><br /><br />The inspiring true story of a transgender girl, her identical twin brother, and an ordinary American family’s extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the uniqueness in us all, from the Pulitzer Prize–winning science reporter for <i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br /> When Wayne and Kelly Maines adopted identical twin boys, they thought their lives were complete. But it wasn’t long before they noticed a marked difference between Jonas and his brother, Wyatt. Jonas preferred sports and trucks and many of the things little boys were “supposed” to like; but Wyatt liked princess dolls and dress-up and playing Little Mermaid. By the time the twins were toddlers, confusion over Wyatt’s insistence that he was female began to tear the family apart. In the years that followed, the Maineses came to question their long-held views on gender and identity, to accept and embrace Wyatt’s transition to Nicole, and to undergo an emotionally wrenching transformation of their own that would change all their lives forever.<br /><br /> <i>Becoming Nicole</i> chronicles a journey that could have destroyed a family but instead brought it closer together. It’s the story of a mother whose instincts told her that her child needed love and acceptance, not ostracism and disapproval; of a Republican, Air Force veteran father who overcame his deepest fears to become a vocal advocate for trans rights; of a loving brother who bravely stuck up for his twin sister; and of a town forced to confront its prejudices, a school compelled to rewrite its rules, and a courageous community of transgender activists determined to make their voices heard. Ultimately, <i>Becoming Nicole</i> is the story of an extraordinary girl who fought for the right to be herself.<br /><br /> Granted wide-ranging access to personal diaries, home videos, clinical journals, legal documents, medical records, and the Maineses themselves, Amy Ellis Nutt spent almost four years reporting this immersive account of an American family confronting an issue that is at the center of today’s cultural debate. <i>Becoming Nicole</i> will resonate with anyone who’s ever raised a child, felt at odds with society’s conventions and norms, or had to embrace life when it plays out unexpectedly. It’s a story of standing up for your beliefs and yourself—and it will inspire all of us to do the same.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Becoming Nicole</i></b><br /><br />“A profoundly moving true story about one remarkable family’s evolution.”<b>—<i>People</i></b><br /><br />“Fascinating and enlightening.”<b>—Cheryl Strayed</b><br /><br />“Exceptional . . . ‘Stories move the walls that need to be moved,’ Nicole told her father last year. In telling Nicole’s story and those of her brother and parents luminously, and with great compassion and intelligence, that is exactly what Amy Ellis Nutt has done.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br />“If you aren’t moved by <i>Becoming Nicole,</i> I’d suggest there’s a lump of dark matter where your heart should be.”<b>—Jennifer Senior, <i>The New York Times<br /></i></b><br />“Extraordinary . . . a wonderful and inspiring story.”<b>—Minneapolis <i>Star Tribune</i></b><br /><br />“A downright necessary book—and a remarkable act of generosity by the Maines family.”<b>—<i>BuzzFeed</i></b><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
Hung Like a Seahorse: A Real-Life Transgender Adventure of Traged...
by Quinn Alexander Fontaine

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English

Pages

128

Publication Date

August 22, 2017

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We each have a story, and we are not our story. So many of us get trapped by thinking we are less than others or unlovable or that we should not be taking up space altogether. This book will remind you that you are here for a reason. Quinn tells about the nitty-gritty of his journey of healing work to recover from childhood trauma and multiple addictions, and his full acceptance of being transgender.<br /><br />In this book you will:<br /><br />• Read How Quinn Gets Through the Tough Times<br />• Gain a Sense of Freedom to Be Who You Truly Are<br />• Feel Inspired and Encouraged to Shine Your Light More Brightly<br />• Learn How to Set Yourself Free and Give Others Permission to Do the Same<br />• Discover Ways to Share Your Beautiful, Ever-Evolving Authentic Self With the World<br /><br />“Quinn's journey is the epitome of authenticity. May all who read this book be encouraged, emboldened, and emancipated from bondage into the freedom of their Essential Self.” – Michael Bernard Beckwith, Author of Spiritual Liberation and Life Visioning<br /><br />"This book is funny, heartbreaking, inspiring, and transformational." – Eliot Laurence, Producer, Screenwriter of Claws and Welcome to Me<br /><br />“'Hung Like a Seahorse' is not just about the transgender experience, it is about the human experience and how we can move beyond our limitations to understand each other better.” – Jillian Brasch, Occupational Therapist, Author of The Last Gifts <br /><br />"Not since reading Conundrum has there been such a courageous, powerful, and insightful telling of a trans child coming of age with the multitude of challenges one must face! – G. Sterling Zinsmeyer, Executive Producer of the Opera, Fellow Travelers, and the Award-Winning Film, Latter Days
Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002)
by David Sedaris

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English

Pages

800

Publication Date

May 30, 2017

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<strong></strong><strong>One of the most anticipated books of 2017: <i>Boston Globe, New York Times Book Review</i>, <i>New York</i>'s "Vulture", <i>The Week</i>, Bustle, BookRiot<br /><br /></strong><strong>David Sedaris tells all in a book that is, literally, a lifetime in the making<br /></strong><br />For forty years, David Sedaris has kept a diary in which he records everything that captures his attention-overheard comments, salacious gossip, soap opera plot twists, secrets confided by total strangers. These observations are the source code for his finest work, and through them he has honed his cunning, surprising sentences.<br /><br />Now, Sedaris shares his private writings with the world. <i>Theft by Finding</i>, the first of two volumes, is the story of how a drug-abusing dropout with a weakness for the International House of Pancakes and a chronic inability to hold down a real job became one of the funniest people on the planet.<br /><br />Written with a sharp eye and ear for the bizarre, the beautiful, and the uncomfortable, and with a generosity of spirit that even a misanthropic sense of humor can't fully disguise, <i>Theft By Finding </i>proves that Sedaris is one of our great modern observers. It's a potent reminder that when you're as perceptive and curious as Sedaris, there's no such thing as a boring day<strong>.<br /></strong><strong></strong>
Who Will Save Me From Myself?: A story about depression, suicide....
by , T. L. Nelson

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English

Pages

119

Publication Date

August 14, 2017

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Depression with suicidal ideation is like finding yourself swimming way out in the ocean, struggling to stay afloat while everything is working against you. The waves are huge, the tides are shifting, the temperature is near freezing, the current is pulling you farther away from land, there are predators lurking below. You look up, to see a gigantic ship sailing by, but you’re too weak to wave. There are people up there leaning over the railing. They’re looking down. They see you! They know you’re in trouble and you breathe a sigh of relief, you fully expect somebody to come to the rescue, but nobody does. They toss out a life preserver instead. You’re swallowing water. You’re going under! Gasping for air, you desperately reach out for the life preserver, but it's so far away! You see it floating nearby, but it's just out of reach. You’re exhausted. You’re drowning! You can’t take anymore. You can’t hold on any longer! You finally give up and begin to sink into the watery depths. Just as the seaweed encloses itself around your body and there’s no more oxygen in your lungs it dawns on you that nobody can jump in because they run the risk of drowning too. <br />In one last show of strength you block out the pain and the exhaustion, and you lunge back toward the surface! You put one arm in front of the other and you keep swimming toward that life preserver. Once you finally reach it, you cling to it and hold on for dear life. Cheering, the people on board pull you to the side of the ship. You look up at that great expanse of iron and steel and you realize that you still have to climb that formidable ladder. But you’re there! You’re safe! You can do it! You finally know that you can get through this horrible illness and that it has to be you that climbs up that ladder.<br /><br />This story is about Tammy, she is clinically depressed. She's suicidal. She's a lesbian and she has a serious gambling addiction. She also has a high sense of morals and she wants to do the right thing. Therein, lies the dilemma. How can you do the right thing when society and religion dictate what is acceptable? This is her struggle and her story. <br />This books purpose is to reach out to those with similar battles and hopefully, shed some light into an otherwise dark crevice. All proceeds from the sale of this book are donated to the family or to their charity of choice.<br />All proceeds will be given to Tammy's family or donated to their favorite charity.
Outer Shell
by Paige Krystal Wilcox

Language

English

Pages

103

Publication Date

August 16, 2017

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An awkwardly dramatic tale of unlikely survival into adulthood, this book is the author’s perception of true events that occurred around her from the age of five. As a young child existing within an outer shell she cannot identify with, she escapes into a world of fantasy, secretly hoping that one day a magical transformation will free her from her Outer Shell, and unite her with her true form.

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