Category Archives: Book reviews

Book review: “Hiding My Candy” by The Lady Chablis

by Heather McNamara “Hiding My Candy” by The Lady Chablis Trans narrative: 5/5 Overall: 5/5 Hiding My Candy by The Lady Chablis is different from the previous books I’ve reviewed. To start with, she doesn’t claim to have done the … Continue reading

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Book review: “Being Jazz” by Jazz Jennings

by Heather McNamara Being Jazz By Jazz Jennings (and also probably a ghost writer) Overall: 3/5 Trans narrative: 5/5 Being Jazz is a memoir by Jazz Jennings who’s been a transgender activist almost as long as she’s been alive. She … Continue reading

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Book review: “Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout” by Laura Jane Grace

by Heather McNamara Overall book review: 3/5 Transgender narrative: 5/5 I began reading Tranny with very little knowledge of Laura Jane Grace or Against Me! I knew Lauren had been to one of her concerts. She’s got a picture of … Continue reading

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Book review: “Becoming Nicole” by Amy Ellis Nutt (Gender Analysis)

I’ve often been asked which books I would recommend for those who are interested in learning more about transgender topics. Usually, there aren’t many I can suggest – popular coverage of these issues often contains deficiencies that misinform readers about … Continue reading

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Alice Dreger, autogynephilia, and the misrepresentation of trans sexualities (Book review: Galileo’s Middle Finger)

Book review: Galileo’s Middle Finger, by Alice Dreger Table of contents Introduction 1. Background: Blanchard’s sexual typology of trans women 2. Dreger neglects relevant issues faced by trans women 3. Social and cultural factors do not account for the clinical … Continue reading

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