Sissy

Sissy

A Coming-of-gender Story

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"A heart-wrenching, eye-opening, and giggle-inducing memoir about what it's like to grow up not sure if you're (a) a boy, (b) a girl, (c) something in between, or (d) all of the above. From the moment a doctor in Raleigh, North Carolina, put "male" on Jacob Tobia's birth certificate, everything went wrong. Alongside "male" came many other, far less neutral words: words that carried expectations about who Jacob was and who Jacob should be, words like "masculine" and "aggressive" and "cargo shorts" and "SPORTS!" Naturally sensitive, playful, creative, and glitter-obsessed, as a child Jacob was given the label "sissy." In the two decades that followed, "sissy" joined forces with "gay," "trans," "nonbinary," and "too-queer-to-function" to become a source of pride and, today, a rallying cry for a much-needed gender revolution. Through revisiting their childhood and calling out the stereotypes that each of us have faced, Jacob invites us to rethink what we know about gender and offers a bold blueprint for a healed world--one free from gender-based trauma and bursting with trans-inclusive feminism. From Jacob's Methodist childhood and the hallowed halls of Duke University to the portrait-laden parlors of the White House, Sissy takes you on a gender odyssey you won't soon forget. Writing with the fierce honesty, wildly irreverent humor, and wrenching vulnerability that have made them a media sensation, Jacob shatters the long-held notion that people are easily sortable into "men" and "women." Sissy guarantees that you'll never think about gender--both other people's and your own--the same way again." -- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2019]
ISBN: 9780735218826
073521882X
Branch Call Number: 305.3 T553s 2019
Characteristics: x, 319 pages ; 24 cm

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‘Notes to Self,’ an excerpt from “Sissy”

Thank you to Jacob Tobia and G.P. Putnam's Sons for their permission to publish this excerpt from Jacob's national bestseller, Sissy: A Coming-Of-Gender Story. Mark your calendar for our 21st annual LBGTQ+ author series featuring none other than Jacob Tobia! Wed, Oct 16, 2019 6–8 pm Murphy-Wilmot Library Note to Self (epilogue, Sissy: A Coming-Of-Gender Story) Hey you. I know you just… (more)

‘Notes to Self,’ an excerpt from “Sissy”

Thank you to Jacob Tobia and G.P. Putnam's Sons for their permission to publish this excerpt from Jacob's national bestseller, Sissy: A Coming-Of-Gender Story. Mark your calendar for our 21st annual LBGTQ+ author series featuring none other than Jacob Tobia! Wed, Oct 16, 2019 6–8 pm Murphy-Wilmot Library Note to Self (epilogue, Sissy: A Coming-Of-Gender Story) Hey you. I know you just… (more)


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This was August's Rainbow Reads book discussion and Jacob Tobia was the featured author at our LGBTQ+ Services Committee's Annual Author Talk in October. We hope you were able to attend this amazing event!

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