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Kennedy, Pagan 1962-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 133 publications in 9 languages and 6,541 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Biographies  Musical fiction  Road fiction  Bildungsromans  Short stories  Anecdotes  Humor 
Roles: Author, Lyricist, Contributor
Classifications: PS3561.E4269, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Pagan Kennedy
The dangerous joy of Dr. Sex and other true stories by Pagan Kennedy( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of literary essays - most of which have appeared in "The New York Times Magazine" and "The Boston Globe Magazine"--Documents the stories of visionaries bent on remaking the world, for better or for worse
Black Livingstone : a true tale of adventure in the nineteenth-century Congo by Pagan Kennedy( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Belgian Congo at the turn of the century was the world of Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" and a brutal time in African history, when European companies were slaughtering the Congolese in an effort to harvest the rubber needed for telegraph and electrical cables. William Sheppard was there to record the atrocities and to help pioneer a worldwide civil rights movement on behalf of the Congolese people
Inventology : how we dream up things that change the world by Pagan Kennedy( Book )

16 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The writer of the New York Times Magazine's popular "Who Made That?" column explains how better ideas enter the world, revealing the fabled "aha" moment to be the result of a series of steps anyone can apply to solve the problems we encounter in everyday life, "--NoveList
The first man-made man : the story of two sex changes, one love affair, and a twentieth-century medical revolution by Pagan Kennedy( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1920s when Laura Dillon felt like a man trapped in a womanʼs body, there were no words to describe her condition; ʺtranssexualsʺ had yet to enter common usage. And there was no known solution to being stuck between the sexes. Laura Dillon did all she could on her own: she cut her hair, dressed in menʼs clothing, bound her breasts with a belt. But in a desperate bid to feel comfortable in her own skin, she experimented with breakthrough technologies that ultimately transformed the human body and revolutionized medicine. From upper-class orphan girl to Oxford lesbian, from post-surgery romance with Roberta Cowell (an early male-to-female) to self-imposed exile in India, Michael Dillonʼs incredible story reveals the struggles of early transsexuals and challenges conventional notions of what gender really means. Also includes information on Roberta Cowell, Christine Jorgensen, Institute for Sexual Science (Berlin), estrogen, testosterone, etc
The exes by Pagan Kennedy( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on a Boston band made up of ex-boyfriends and girlfriends. It is a publicity stunt by two former lovers, songwriter Lilly and guitarist Hank, so as to give the band originality. As the group becomes famous, old romances are rekindled
Platforms : a microwaved cultural chronicle of the 1970s by Pagan Kennedy( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spinsters by Pagan Kennedy( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After their father dies, two middle-aged spinsters who cared for him all their life decide to live a little. They take a long car trip, changing clothes and hairdos, experience the turbulence of the 1960s, and the shy one of the two has her sexual awakening. By the author of Stripping
Confessions of a memory eater : a novel by Pagan Kennedy( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Turkish and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Win Duncan is at a crossroads in his career when he is summoned by a brilliant chemist from his college days who is developing a drug that gives one the ability to recall life's best memories. Duncan becomes a beta tester and loses himself to the most delicious moments of his past until he discovers the dark side effects of the drug
An immense new power to heal : the promise of personalized medicine by Lee Gutkind( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 created both hope and hype with regard to advancements in medical therapies. The delineation of precise genetic information suggested the possibility of predicting an individual's future health as well as the theoretical ability to intervene and fix it. Nearly a decade later, Gutkind and Kennedy (writers who are well versed in exploring both the technical and personal sides of science and medicine) chronicle the growing pains of personalized medicine, a genomic-driven, individualized type of preventive health care with uniquely targeted treatments. Interviews with researchers, patients, physicians, and others in the genomic business lead the authors to conclude that although personalized medicine has plenty of power and promise, it has a long way to go before becoming the standard of medical care. Sequencing your own genome is already quite accessible and getting cheaper all the time. Managing and making sense of vast amounts of genetic data remain daunting." (Booklist, copyright 2012, American Library Association.)
Stripping, and other stories by Pagan Kennedy( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories about females who don't fit in--each coping with the limits of her life by making up an elaborate and flattering lie about herself so as to escape a helpless situation. "These stories are simple and undramatic, yet subtly provocative."--New York Times Book Review
Inventology : how we dream up things that change the world by Pagan Kennedy( Recording )

14 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writer of the New York Times Magazine' s popular "Who Made That?" column explains how better ideas enter the world, revealing the fabled "ah-a" moment to be the result of a series of steps anyone can apply to solve the problems we encounter in everyday life
Pagan Kennedy's living : a handbook for maturing hipsters by Pagan Kennedy( )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pagan Kennedy first captured the hearts of America with her personal zine Pagan's Head. Drawing from this source, she presents not only the zine-world standards, but also includes some helpful dating tips, such as "Pretend to go to the bathroom and never come back." Cruise through this book only if you want an extremely entertaining read and the opportunity to develop an unhealthy fixation on the fabulous Ms. Kennedy. Originally published in 1997, this new edition features "Where are they now" updates
First man-made man : the story of two sex changes, one love affair, and a twentiety-century medical revolution by Pagan Kennedy( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1920s, when Laura Dillon felt like a man trapped in a woman's body, there were no words to describe her condition; transsexual had yet to enter common usage. And there was no known solution to being stuck between the sexes. In a desperate bid to feel comfortable in her own skin, she experimented with breakthrough technologies that ultimately transformed the human body and revolutionized medicine. Michael Dillon's incredible story, from upper-class orphan girl to Buddhist monk, reveals the struggles of early transsexuals and challenges conventional notions of what gender really means
The first man-made man : the story of two sexes, one love affair, and a twentieth-century medical revolution by Pagan Kennedy( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The First Man-Made Man, author Pagan Kennedy tells the story of Michael Dillon, the first person to undergo a sex change from female to male. During a time when plastic surgery and synthetic hormones were in their infancy, Dillon pursued a course of action that was both socially unheard of and potentially life threatening. His dramatic life tells the story of more than just one man and his bid to feel comfortable in his own skin; it heralds medical breakthroughs that have forever altered the rules of living in a human body." "Dillon started out as a baby girl named Laura in 1915. By the time she reached her twenties, Laura had tried every trick she could to pass as a man: dressing in trousers, cutting her hair, binding her breasts. Then she seized upon brand-new technologies including testosterone pills and "impossible" surgeries to remake her body - and metamorphosed into Michael. Years before the term transsexual had entered the popular lexicon, Michael Dillon was living as one. Bearded and broad shouldered, with a pipe tucked into his jacket pocket, he was a quintessential British gentleman." "In the 1950s, Michael Dillon met and fell in love with Roberta Cowell, a preoperative male-to-female, and the only woman he thought would understand him. After a failed love affair - and attempts to help Roberta realize her dream of fully becoming a woman - Dillon fled first to the sea as a doctor in the merchant marine and then to India, forlorn and alone, where he began a spiritual quest through Buddhism to come to terms, once and for all, with the identity he had spent a lifetime chasing." "From upper-class orphan girl to Oxford lesbian and Trinity medical student, from public pariah to post-surgery romance and self-imposed exile, Michael Dillon's incredible story is full of heartbreak and intrigue. Ultimately, Dillon's courageous challenge to the strict biology of sex not only changed the idea of what gender really means but also helped usher in the common use of hormone therapy and plastic surgery, two twentieth-century treatments that have revolutionized modern medicine."--BOOK JACKET
Leo@fergusrules.com : a novel by Arne E Tangherlini( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonora (Leo) is an Italian Asian American teen-ager with a rotten attitude and a genius I.Q. Thrown out of twelve schools and fluent in as many languages, she's sent to live with her grandmother in the Philippines, where she spends all her time in a computer environment called Apeiron - a parasitic virtual reality program which drove its mad creator to dive headlong into a gorge. Only in Apeiron can Leo shed the awkward body of an adolescent girl and emerge in the persona of Fergus, the warrior; only in Apeiron can she hobnob with Socrates and John Lennon. But one day the only boy she's ever liked disappears, and Leo, in a quest to rescue him, finds herself lured into the program's computer generated hell. A post-modern tilt at Alice in Wonderland, a computer-age Huckleberry Finn, leo@fergusrules.com is above all the story of a young woman's search for the lost world of her ancestors in a society in which technology has replaced community. Arne Tangherlini received his A.B. in History and Literature from Harvard and his M.A. from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. He was a teacher for many years both in the Philippines and the United States and the co-author of Smart Kids: How Academic Talents are Nurtured and Developed in America. "Leo @ fergusrulesrules.com is a fantastical coming of age story about a brainy, racially mixed teenage girlwho spends much of her spare time in her bedroom, jacked into a cyber wonderland called Apeiron. This computer-generated 3-D world is a timeless landscape, home to a historical line-up of digitally re-created dignitaries, such as Confucius, Julius Caesar and Napoleon She also encounters relatives and ancestors, including her great aunt, who as a young woman survives being shot by American soldiers in the Philippine American War. Other dangers include pterodactyls with giant Barbie-doll bodies that dump guano and screech, 'Nike, Guess, Benetton, Levi's! Tommy, Tommy, Tommy-boy!" and a child-steamrollering Zamboni that is operated by gnomelike people and has a control room guarded by a three-headed dog. Needless to say, Leo is a tripa 21st century homage to the works of Argentine poet and author Jorge Luis Borges
De zwarte Livingstone : een waar gebeurd avonturenverhaal in het Congo van de negentiende eeuw by Pagan Kennedy( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de presbyteriaanse zendeling (1865-1927) die gedurende twintig jaar werkzaam was in de Kongo Vrijstaat
Platforms, pop tops, and the peanut president by Pagan Kennedy( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stimuli( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pebermøer by Pagan Kennedy( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Danish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sorte Livingstone : en sandfærdig fortælling fra det nittende århundredes Congo by Pagan Kennedy( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Black Livingstone : a true tale of adventure in the nineteenth-century Congo
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Black Livingstone : a true tale of adventure in the nineteenth-century CongoThe first man-made man : the story of two sex changes, one love affair, and a twentieth-century medical revolutionThe exesSpinstersConfessions of a memory eater : a novelStripping, and other storiesPagan Kennedy's living : a handbook for maturing hipstersFirst man-made man : the story of two sex changes, one love affair, and a twentiety-century medical revolution
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P KENNEDY

Pagan Kennedy American writer

Pagan Kennedy Amerikaans journaliste

Pagan Kennedy escritora estadounidense

Pagan Kennedy US-amerikanische Autorin

케네디, 페이건 1962-

ケネディ, ペイガン

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