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Intersex (For Lack Of A Better Word) (2008)

by Thea Hillman(Favorite Author)
4.04 of 5 Votes: 3
1933149248 (ISBN13: 9781933149240)
Manic D Press, Inc.
review 1: This book wasn't what I was expecting. The story focused on the author's confusion about whether she was 'intersex' or not. It raised questions about gender and identity and our need to belong, ie fit into a box that others (and science) will understand. Why she couldn't just be? A bit bogged down in parts but an interesting read. It broadened my understanding of what intersex people experience as they try to make sense of the world and how to fit into it.
review 2: Oh, the queer collection of personal essays. You were a genre I couldn't live without in my late teens and early twenties. And now, it feels like you have nothing new to say to me, and yet I persist in reading you. There are a few standout essays in here, but the collection is uneven, and mostl
... morey not very groundbreaking. If you've ever read an essay by a queer person from the Bay Area (and what queer person hasn't, these days?), you won't find anything new here. less
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I am pretty sure this is exactly what i was looking to read next
some of the stories were ok, and some were absolutely amazing.
What a book! Honest, strange, from another world.
Shortlisted for a Lammy Award.
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