Book of the Week: Carrie Kills a Man by Carrie Marshall

By Damian Barr's Literary Salon

By Damian Barr's Literary Salon

Trans: A Memoir

Juliet Jacques

£10.99 £10.44

Jacques documented her transition in a national newspaper column with honesty, dignity and grace, and her memoir describes her attempts to navigate an often very hostile world.

Trans Britain: Our Journey from the Shadows

£9.99 £9.49

Five decades of British trans history as told by the people who were there. An essential read for anyone interested in the truth about trans issues and rights.

Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality

Sarah McBride and Joe Biden

£13.99 £13.29

A heartfelt and often very sad memoir by McBride, who became the first transgender person to speak at a national political convention in 2016 at the age of twenty-six.

The Gender Games: The Problem With Men and Women, From Someone Who Has Been Both

Juno Dawson

£10.99 £10.44

A fast, funny and insightful guide to gender by someone who’s lived life as a young man and a young woman.

The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice

Shon Faye

£10.99 £10.44

Books like this are rare: a book about trans lives and trans rights that’s based on an understanding of both rather than tabloid and social media scaremongering. Utterly essential.

The Appendix: Transmasculine Joy in a Transphobic Culture

Liam Konemann

£7.50 £7.12

Originally intended to document the daily transphobia he experienced in the UK, Konemann’s book switches focus to discuss how to find and maintain trans beauty in a transphobic world.

Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body

Sara Pascoe

£10.99 £10.44

Pascoe isn’t trans, but she explicitly includes trans people in her definition of women. Animal is very honest and very funny in an uncontrollable-laughter-on-public-transport way.

Fix the System, Not the Women

LAURA BATES

£12.99 £12.34

Bates founded the Everyday Sexism project and this is a horrific but ultimately hopeful analysis of the intersecting issues that mean society is failing women.

Amateur: A Reckoning With Gender, Identity and Masculinity

Thomas Page McBee

£9.99 £9.49

A truly astonishing book: McBee, a trans man, trains to box at Madison Square Garden. This, his second, is a powerful and insightful analysis of what it means to be a man.

The End of Innocence: Britain in the Time of AIDS

Simon Garfield

£10.99 £10.44

An incredible piece of journalism with terrible echoes today, this is the story of a killer disease made so much worse by prejudice and political incompetence.

Delusions of Gender: The Real Science Behind Sex Differences

Cordelia Fine

£10.99 £10.44

Fine is a fierce and funny writer, and her books are entertaining explorations into the junk science around sex and gender as well as the cultural factors that influence us all.

Carrie Kills A Man: A Memoir

Carrie Marshall

£12.99 £12.34

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