Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws

Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws

by Kate Bornstein, Sara Quin
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Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws by Kate Bornstein

Celebrated transsexual trailblazer Kate Bornstein has, with more humor and spunk than any other, ushered us into a world of limitless possibility through a daring re-envisionment of the gender system as we know it.
Here, Bornstein bravely and wittily shares personal and unorthodox methods of survival in an often cruel world. A one-of-a-kind guide to staying alive outside the box, Hello, Cruel World is a much-needed unconventional approach to life for those who want to stay on the edge, but alive.
Hello, Cruel World features a catalog of 101 alternatives to suicide that range from the playful (moisturize!), to the irreverent (shatter some family values), to the highly controversial. Designed to encourage readers to give themselves permission to unleash their hearts' harmless desires, the book has only one directive: "Don't be mean." It is this guiding principle that brings its reader on a self-validating journey, which forges wholly new paths toward a resounding decision to choose life.
Tenderly intimate and unapologetically edgy, Kate Bornstein is the radical role model, the affectionate best friend, and the guiding mentor all in one.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781583229668
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication date: 01/04/2011
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 435,043
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

A celebrated pioneer for the LGBTIQ community, KATE BORNSTEIN is the author of My Gender Workbook: How to Become a Real Man, a Real Woman, the Real You, or Something Else Entirely and Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and The Rest of Us, as well as the editor with S. Bear Bergman of Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation. Her plays and performance pieces include Hidden: A Gender, The Opposite Sex Is Neither, and Too Tall Blondes In Love. She lives in New York City with her partner, Barbara Carrellas.

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Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks and Other Outlaws 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Suicide is a heavy topic. This book aims to address mental health challenges in a light hearted accessible way. It also aims to challenge systems of inequality such as sexism amd racism and homophobia and how those affect a person's mental health experiences. Brilliant read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely perfect.
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