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Kate Bornstein
Kate Bornstein is a performance artist and playwright whose latest book was released May 1, 2012--a memoir, A QUEER AND PLEASANT DANGER, with the subtitle, "The true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is... show more

Kate Bornstein is a performance artist and playwright whose latest book was released May 1, 2012--a memoir, A QUEER AND PLEASANT DANGER, with the subtitle, "The true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today."Kate has authored several award-winning books in the field of Women and Gender Studies, including GENDER OUTLAW: ON MEN, WOMEN, AND THE REST OF US, and MY GENDER WORKBOOK which she is currently updating for a second edition after 15 years. Her 2006 book, HELLO, CRUEL WORLD: 101 ALTERNATIVES TO SUICIDE FOR TEENS, FREAKS, AND OTHER OUTLAWS propelled Kate into an international position of anti-bully advocacy for marginalized youth which has earned her two citations of honor from the New York City Council and garnered praise from civil rights groups around the globe. Kate's books are taught in five languages in over 200 colleges and universities around the world. Kate lives in New York City with her girlfriend, three cats, two dogs, and one turtle.Photo Credit: Barbara Carrellas, 2012.
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Birth date: March 15, 1948
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mage4mage
mage4mage rated it 4 years ago
OK, I'm not getting sleep any time soon, so I am going to go ahead and write this review.I loved this book. I love it a lot. I already knew I was going to, as Bornstein left a hugely positive impression on me during her key-note speech at Gender Odyssey '15. The book is pretty dated, but the message...
mage4mage
mage4mage rated it 4 years ago
Beyond beautiful. Beyond important. I can't even put into words what I felt reading the writing in this anthology. So many wonderful, beautiful words about trans life from such a diverse group of writers. Every trans person should read this anthology.
Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it 5 years ago
I hesitated in labelling this non-fiction, as Bornstein cheerfully admits to making parts of it up, then doesn't say which parts. However, it's meant to feel true, and at least it's honest obfuscation. It certainly wasn't done in the spirit of making herself look good, as it's a pretty unflinching a...
some nice word
some nice word rated it 5 years ago
Not sure what to thingk. Has its cool parts, has its awful parts, wasn't particularily helpful to me, but still mostly a nice read...
The Person From Porlock
The Person From Porlock rated it 5 years ago
I've never read anything else by Kate Bornstein, and honestly? I don't think I'll ever need to. This biography is tell all as looking straight into her mind (I hope? What more fucked up things could she have in there?). She's writing this for her child and grandchild and they've certainly got some t...
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