Description - Amateur: A Reckoning With Gender, Identity and Masculinity by Thomas Page McBee
Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction
In this groundbreaking new book, Thomas Page McBee, a trans man, trains to fight in a charity match at Madison Square Garden while struggling to untangle the vexed relationship between masculinity and violence.
Through his experience of boxing - learning to get hit, and to hit back; wrestling with the camaraderie of the gym; confronting the betrayals and strength of his own body - McBee examines the weight of male violence, the pervasiveness of gender stereotypes and the limitations of conventional masculinity. A wide-ranging exploration of gender in our society, Amateur is ultimately a story of hope, as McBee traces a way forward: a new masculinity, inside the ring and out of it.
A graceful and uncompromising exploration of living, fighting and healing, in Amateur we gain insight into the stereotypes and shifting realities of masculinity today through the eyes of a new man.
'If you told me at the beginning of 2018 that my book of the year would be the memoir of a transgender man who took up boxing, I would have offered you generous odds against it. But here is Thomas Page McBee's tough, tender, wise and moving Amateur, a book that will wholly rewire the way you think about men and masculinity.' - Michael Nolan, The Saturday Paper
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Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Canongate Books Ltd
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