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Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man
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Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man (Hardback)

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Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction



In this groundbreaking new book, Thomas Page McBee, a trans man, trains to fight in a charity match at Madison Square Garden while struggling to untangle the vexed relationship between masculinity and violence.



Through his experience of boxing - learning to get hit, and to hit back; wrestling with the camaraderie of the gym; confronting the betrayals and strength of his own body - McBee examines the weight of male violence, the pervasiveness of gender stereotypes and the limitations of conventional masculinity. A wide-ranging exploration of gender in our society, Amateur is ultimately a story of hope, as McBee traces a way forward: a new masculinity, inside the ring and out of it.



A graceful and uncompromising exploration of living, fighting and healing, in Amateur we gain insight into the stereotypes and shifting realities of masculinity today through the eyes of a new man.

BiographyMemoirsEssays & WritingEssays & JournalismLGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: menPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationBoxing Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd Publication Date: 02/08/2018 ISBN-13: 9781786890979  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Thomas Page McBee was 'masculinity expert' for Vice and the first trans man ever to box at Madison Square Garden. His essays and reportage have appeared in the New York Times, Playboy, Glamour and Salon. @ThomasPageMcBee | thomaspagemcbee.com

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As he trains for a charity boxing match, looking back on his transition from female to male, trans journalist McBee fights ideas of what it means to be a real man. In casting light on the world of male emotion and expression, he tells personal stories of horror, yes, but also of surprising tenderness: of aggression, of violence, of disavowal, but of men tentatively coming together against a pressure to stumble lifelong in silence. This is a lean, bruised, profoundly intimate and defiant little book that has all the makings of a classic work of narrative non-fiction, and I urge everyone to read it, regardless of gender.

 

Gavin, Marketing Team

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 30/07/2018

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