Pageboy: A Memoir: The Instant Sunday Times Bestseller

Literary Biography & Memoir
Hardback Published on: 06/06/2023
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Incredible, honest and real
Written in beautifully descriptive and emotional prose, Pageboy is a deeply personal dive into Elliot's life and provides a wonderfully real insight into t... READ MORE
Molly at Nuneaton
Brave and uncompromising
Honest, brave and uncompromising - this memoir traces Elliot’s journey from a reluctant starlet through to a self aware and acceptant man, finally in contr... READ MORE
Beth at Chesterfield
Intimate, raw, relatable
As someone who is mostly unfamiliar with Page outside of The Umbrella Academy, this book was still incredibly interesting read. As one of the most public t... READ MORE
Morgan at Exeter Roman Gate
A thoughtful memoir that fully encapsulates the queer experience.
Thank you to the publisher for a reading copy of this wonderful book. Already a big fan of Elliot, I was very excited to read his book and it did not disa... READ MORE
Chloë at Cheltenham Waterstones
An emotional, affecting biography from one of the most significant trans figures of our time.
It could be argued that by coming out, Elliot Page became the world's most famous trans masculine person overnight. As a trans man myself, I was overjoyed ... READ MORE
Charlie Halfhide
Mixed feelings about this one...
I found the narrative of the book all over the place. It was really difficult to keep track of the people and places in Elliot Page's life because the time... READ MORE
Elizabeth (Llandudno)


“Can I kiss you?” It was two months before the world premiere of Juno, and Elliot Page was in his first ever queer bar. The hot summer air hung heavy around him as he looked at her. And then it happened. In front of everyone. A previously unfathomable experience. Here he was on the precipice of discovering himself as a queer person, as a trans person. Getting closer to his desires, his dreams, himself, without the repression he’d carried for so long. But for Elliot, two steps forward had always come with one step back.  With Juno’s massive success, Elliot became one of the world’s most beloved actors. His dreams were coming true, but the pressure to perform suffocated him. He was forced to play the part of the glossy young starlet, a role that made his skin crawl, on and off set. The career that had been an escape out of his reality and into a world of imagination was suddenly a nightmare.  As he navigated criticism and abuse from some of the most powerful people in Hollywood, a past that snapped at his heels, and a society dead set on forcing him into a binary, Elliot often stayed silent, unsure of what to do, until enough was enough. Full of behind the scenes details and intimate interrogations on sex, love, trauma, and Hollywood, Pageboy is the story of a life pushed to the brink. But at its core, this beautifully written, winding journey of what it means to untangle ourselves from the expectations of others is an ode to stepping into who we truly are with defiance, strength, and joy. 

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780857529282
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 499g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 28 mm

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All the stars
I’ve been a fan of Elliot Page’s since Juno–who hasn’t? Growing up is a struggle for most, growing up unable to be one’s true self is a struggle for too ma... READ MORE
Marina Marcello
Raw Emotions
This was one of my most anticipated releases in 2023. It didn’t disappoint. I think I rather naively expected Elliot’s story to be a happy ever after… it’... READ MORE

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