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Publisher's Summary

"I know I'm not a man...and I've come to the conclusion that I'm probably not a woman, either.... The trouble is, we're living in a world that insists we be one or the other." 

With these words, Kate Bornstein ushers listeners on a funny, fearless, and wonderfully scenic journey across the terrains of gender and identity. On one level, Gender Outlaw details Bornstein's transformation from heterosexual male to lesbian woman, from a one-time IBM salesperson to a playwright and performance artist. But this particular coming-of-age story is also a provocative investigation into our notions of male and female, from a self-described nonbinary transfeminine diesel femme dyke who never stops questioning our cultural assumptions.

Gender Outlaw was decades ahead of its time when it was first published in 1994. Now, some 20-odd years later, this book stands as both a classic and a still-revolutionary work - one that continues to push us gently but profoundly to the furthest borders of the gender frontier.

©1994 Routledge (P)2018 Tantor

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  • 11-05-21

lovely

great book narrated by Kate Bornstein. last chapter is hard to listen but overall it is great

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  • Christine W.
  • 24-01-21

Entertaining and informative

I think this book is great for anyone who wants to understand more about gender: for oneself, as a parent, as a teacher, therapist, etc. The book was funny, engaging and thought-provoking. I love the authors playful way of relating and talking about gender.

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  • 02-11-18

wonderful book read very well by an amazing person

Kate Bornstein is an amazing person and it's just fabulous to hear all her emphasis and enunciations. you can really get an idea of how the boom sounds in the authors own head, and I loved every minute of it!

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  • Samwise
  • 02-04-21

A masterpiece

Kate is incredibly open, witty and thoughtful in this telling of her colourful gender journey

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  • MR. F
  • 12-03-20

it's really nice,it help you to be less afraid

it help me to be more open obout my gender idea and who knows maybe to try out new things. thanks.