Juliet Jacques "Trans: A Memoir" Book (2015)
Details: Juliet Jacques, "Trans: A Memoir," Verso Publishing, 2015. Hardcover (8.6" l x 5.8" w x 1.1" h) 314 pages (this book may contain a sharpie mark on the top or bottom edge and may show mild to medium signs of shelf wear).
Description: "A journey into Juliet Jacques's tale of gender transition, her story takes on aspects both personal and political in nature, describing what it means to become herself in a world where transgender identity can be misunderstood (and sometimes willfully so). Honest with a hint of humor, her memoir unassumingly reconstructs "what it means to be alive."
"Brave and moving, Trans is necessary reading for anyone who cares about gender, power, freedom, and desire. Juliet Jacques deals with the forces of cruelty and ignorance with hard-won clarity and calm. A vital voice in our turbulent times." Olivia Laing (The Trip to Echo Spring)
"Trans is a marvelously nuanced journey through gender, brilliantly contextualized in the disparate worlds of pop culture, football, mass media, and the NHS. This is a terrific read by an accomplished author." - Kate Bornstein (Queer and Pleasant Danger)
Grade: VG+ (new stock/shelf wear)
Author: "Juliet Jacques (b. 1981) is a writer and filmmaker. She has published two books, including, TRANS: A MEMOIR (Verso, 2015), based on her ‘Transgender Journey’ series for The Guardian (2010-12), and a runner-up in the Polari First LGBT Book Award in 2016. She also writes short fiction, which has appeared in Five Dials, The London Magazine, and elsewhere. Her criticism, essays, and journalism on a variety of subjects including literature, film, art, politics, and football, have been published in Granta, Frieze, Sight & Sound, The London Review of Books, The Washington Post, and many other places. Her debut short story collection, VARIATIONS, will be published by Influx Press in June 2021. Jacques' 16mm short films, Approach/Withdraw (2016, co-directed with Ker Wallwork) and You Will Be Free (2017) have screened in galleries and festivals across Europe, and she was included in the Independent on Sunday’s Pink List of influential LGBT+ people between 2012 and 2015. She also hosts Suite (212), a discussion program on Resonance 104.4 FM (UK) that looks at the arts in their social, political, and historical contexts."