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Real man adventures

Author: T Cooper
Publisher: San Francisco : McSweeney's Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A few years ago, the novelist T Cooper wrote his parents a letter telling them he "wasn't their daughter anymore." And that was the "good news." This book is Cooper's brash, wildly inventive, and often comic exploration of the paradoxes and pleasures of masculinity. He takes us through his transition into identifying as male, and how he went on to marry his wife and become an adoring stepfather of two children.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: T Cooper; T Cooper
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T Cooper
ISBN: 9781938073007 1938073002 9781938073755 1938073754
OCLC Number: 781678624
Description: 277 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Visible --
WWDD? --
I hope you're sitting down --
Not the man they think I am at home --
Kick me --
Whole of modern history --
How to be a man --
Poem(ish) --
Why they're called passports --
Dream sequence --
High school: a six-word memoir --
Little surfer girl --
Gallery (A) --
Few words about pronouns --
Ten things people assume I must understand about women but actually don't --
Brief interview with my wife --
But what about the children? --
Truck driver and hooker --
College: a six-word memoir --
Rocket man --
Interview with a mom --
My mother's fault --
Interview with a dad --
Violence chapter --
IT (part one) --
IT (part two) --
Sitzpinkler --
Diagnosis --
Interview with my brother --
Thin blue line (interview) --
My number --
Gallery (B) --
Haiku --
First 48 --
Man club --
Gender outlaw (conversation) --
My twenties: a six-word memoir --
Born in the wrong body --
40 successful men --
ReDICKulous (conversation) --
When I knew --
Dialogue --
My wife's job --
Ten friends' fears --
Ten of my fears --
Sex chapter --
99 problems, and a bitch ain't one (another interview) --
Invisible.
Responsibility: T. Cooper.

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"In this mind-bendingly good book, T Cooper gets to the heart of what it is to be human by circling around questions most of us don't ever know to ask. Subtle, engaging, righteously furious and often Read more...

 
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