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Not Oprah’s Book Club: A Queer and Pleasant Danger

TweetA Queer and Pleasant Danger: 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 is the new memoir from Kate Bornstein, author of Gender Outlaw and My Gender Workbook. The long subtitle outlines the narrative of the [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: In Wonderland

TweetFor far too long, surrealism has been associated with solely male minds. Exhibit A: Wikipedia’s accounting of the infamous crew: Paul Éluard, Benjamin Péret, René Crevel, Robert Desnos, Jacques Baron, Max Morise, Pierre Naville, Roger Vitrac, Gala Éluard, Max Ernst, Salvador Dalí, Man Ray, Hans Arp, Georges Malkine, Michel Leiris, Georges Limbour, Antonin Artaud, Raymond [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Normal Life

TweetDean Spade’s incredible book, Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law, burns away every approximation of activism currently passing as transformative today with blindingly bright analysis. Spade is the founder of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and the first openly trans tenure-track law professor in the U.S. (Seattle University). The [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Straight

TweetSo I’m kind of cheating on this one, because I haven’t actually read Hanne Blank‘s new book, Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality. But I know her work, and I know how fabulously important this topic is, so I’m endorsing it sight unseen. A recent interview with Hanne in Salon gives a flavor of [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Tweet Mindy Kaling has been making people laugh for a while–and from what I read in her memoir it wasn’t always on purpose. Kaling, a comedian, writer and sometimes actor in the awesomely hilarious show The Office, has a book out, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me. It is a memoir of sorts, that is a [...]
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