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Runawayland
by Steven James

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English

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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 />
Who Will Save Me From Myself?: A story about depression, suicide....
by , T. L. Nelson

Language

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.
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

Language

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

Language

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>
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.
Sullied Pajamas: Misadventures in the Lesbian Dating Pool
by Kelli Jae Baeli

Language

English

Pages

215

Publication Date

August 08, 2017

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A discerning lesbian shares her dating, relationship and sexual experiences.<br />Excerpt from<br />Love on the Racks<br />...Fun with Metaphors<br /> <br />Dating and relationships can be compared to buying clothes...<br />You go to a place where all the clothes are, and grab a shirt off the rack, hold it up and say, "This is the perfect shirt for me." You pay for it, (sometimes too high a price), take it home, and then when you actually try it on, you realize it doesn't fit at all, binds you in all the wrong places, is the wrong color, or makes you look ridiculous. Then you have to take it back to the store and hope there's a return policy, so you won't be out the money, even if you are out the time spent buying the shirt.<br />What you should be doing, is first and foremost, not shopping unless you have the money to do so properly; and then shopping at many different stores, in many different neighborhoods. You should pull five or six shirts off the rack, and go directly to the dressing room to try them all on. You should model them in front a mirror, look at them from all angles. You should also never ask the sales person how they look on you, because the sales person has a conflict of interest. You should ask your best friend how you look in them (because you know your best friend will always tell you the truth); thus, you make a decision based on several perspectives, and how it feels to actually have each of them on, and not merely an impulse buy.<br />This metaphor illustrates the basics of how to seek a romantic partner. The clothes, of course are the potential dates, and the salesperson can represent several things, like the person you're dating-how they choose to represent themselves-which could be a misrepresentation, after all. Looking at the clothes from all angles is analogous to spending enough time with a person to know the many facets of who they are. The shopping at different stores means don't look for your potential partner in one bar, or on one site, or at one event. You have to cast a wide net to increase your chances.<br />Primarily, you should be willing to take the time to make your decisions sound ones. There are those who are of the school of thought that "analysis is paralysis," meaning, thinking our relationship decisions through is somehow a buzzkill. In my mind, analysis is meant to foster understanding, and if you dismiss, out of hand, your experiences, conflicts, needs, and standards, then you learn nothing. Your intent should be to understand the person, understand yourself; if you do the same fruitless things, using the same ineffective methods, while expecting different results, this is indeed the definition of stupidity. And the person-garment you chose will never be the right fit.
Trans / Active: A Biography of Gwendolyn Ann Smith
by Sophia Cecelia Leveque

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English

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Publication Date

July 30, 2017

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Gwendolyn Ann Smith remembers when she was three years old, she adored, coveted, and so wanted to wear Mary Jane shoes: simple, black leather shoes with little straps across the instep. Practical and cute footwear that many little girls wore. Her parents said no; these shoes weren’t for Gwen. She was confused and too young to understand why not. Finally, her parents told her that those shoes were for girls. And Gwen was a boy. That memory, one of her earliest, begins the story of her long journey to become herself.
Double Header: My Life with Two Penises
by Diphallic Dude

Language

English

Pages

76

Publication Date

December 25, 2014

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He was featured on the front pages of RollingStone.com, Jezebel.com and was covered by The Huffington Post. Both Conan O'Brien and Jay Leno featured him in their opening monologues. Countless news agencies around the world broke the story when he went on Reddit and did an Ask Me Anything (AMA). Ranking as the 4th most popular Reddit AMA of all time (beating out the likes of Peter Dinklage, Bill Murray, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Harrison Ford), DoubleDickDude spent 48 hours discussing his life with a genetic condition known as diphallia. Only 1 in 5.5 million males worldwide are born with two penises. However very few (if any) are born with two working, and by all accounts, attractive penises. After having managed to stay under the radar for over 20 years DoubleDickDude (or DDD for short) amassed thousands of followers on Twitter and Tumblr in a matter of hours. In fact Twitter (temporarily) suspended his account for replying to his followers too many times!<br /><br />For the past year he has taken to writing a more lengthy and detailed account of his life so far. Very little could be detailed during a frenzy of questions from thousands on Reddit. DDD goes from discussing his childhood, and explains how he knew he was special at an early age. His parents support grounded him in his early youth. We find out how he lost his virginity and was exposed to his peers. From there he discusses his wild streak of sexual adventures fresh out of high school. Recapping his favorite questions and answers, discussing sexuality and acceptance DDD covers the gamut.<br /><br />Don't worry, all the saucy and steamy stories he hinted at in his AMA are covered and then some. Like that 7-way orgy he briefly detailed amid the torrent of questions during his AMA. Not to mention the hunky straight gym jock who "went gay" and the poor girl who... shall we say, her lady place was a wreck after one time with DDD. It's all in there and more! <br /><br />Written from first person perspective the narrative is raw, honest and often times gritty. Details are not spared and readers beware, naughty moments are revealed! The next time you see a man on the street with more than an adequate bulge in his jeans, it might just be DDD.
Something For The Weekend
by James Wharton

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

July 31, 2017

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<p>After spending ten years in the army, James Wharton enters civilian life and settles in the idyllic English countryside with his husband and two dogs, in what seems to be a perfect fairy-tale ending.</p><p>But only a year later, separated from his husband, James finds himself trying to carve out a new life in London, frequenting the capital's gay clubbing scene in a search for potential friends and lovers. He is quick to discover the phenomenon known as 'chemsex' - a weekend world of drugs, partying and sex. Immediately hooked, James begins to spend hours, often days, with groups of total strangers, locked in drug-induced states of heightened sexual desire.</p><p><i>Something for the Weekend</i> compassionately explores the growing popularity of chemsex and considers the motivating factors that have lured people into this underworld. James interviews a variety of characters, from drug dealers and sexual health experts to other gay men who, like himself, became addicted to this often volatile culture, and reveals how chemsex has cemented its status as more than just a short-term craze, becoming a permanent feature in modern gay life.</p>

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