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Tomboy Survival Guide

Author : Ivan Coyote
ISBN : 9781551526577
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Stonewall Book Award Honor Book winner; Hilary Weston Writers' Trust of Canada Prize for Non-Fiction finalist Ivan Coyote is a celebrated storyteller and the author of ten previous books, including Gender Failure (with Rae Spoon) and One in Every Crowd, a collection for LGBT youth. Tomboy Survival Guide is a funny and moving memoir told in stories, in which Ivan recounts the pleasures and difficulties of growing up a tomboy in Canada’s Yukon, and how they learned to embrace their tomboy past while carving out a space for those of us who don’t fit neatly into boxes or identities or labels. Ivan writes movingly about many firsts: the first time they were mistaken for a boy; the first time they purposely discarded their bikini top so they could join the boys at the local swimming pool; and the first time they were chastised for using the women’s washroom. Ivan also explores their years as a young butch, dealing with new infatuations and old baggage, and life as a gender-box-defying adult, in which they offer advice to young people while seeking guidance from others. (And for tomboys in training, there are even directions on building your very own unicorn trap.) Tomboy Survival Guide warmly recounts Ivan’s adventures and mishaps as a diffident yet free-spirited tomboy, and maps their journey through treacherous gender landscapes and a maze of labels that don’t quite stick, to a place of self-acceptance and an authentic and personal strength. These heartfelt, funny, and moving stories are about the culture of difference—a “guide” to being true to one’s self.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Tomboy Survival Guide

Author : Ivan Coyote
ISBN : 1551526565
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 90.38 MB
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A memoir told in stories, in which the acclaimed trans storyteller recounts their childhood as a Yukon tomboy.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

One In Every Crowd

Author : Ivan Coyote
ISBN : 9781551524603
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Lesbian storyteller Ivan E. Coyote’s first book for queer youth includes brand new stories and others culled from previous collections, inspired by the tragic increase in the number of teen suicides resulting from bullying. Funny, inspiring, and full of heart, these stories are about embracing and celebrating difference and feeling comfortable in one's own skin, no matter what the circumstance.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Gender Failure

Author : Ivan Coyote
ISBN : 9781551525372
Genre : Social Science
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"Being a girl was something that never really happened for me." —Rae Spoon Ivan E. Coyote and Rae Spoon are accomplished, award-winning writers, musicians, and performers; they are also both admitted "gender failures." In their first collaborative book, Ivan and Rae explore and expose their failed attempts at fitting into the gender binary, and how ultimately our expectations and assumptions around traditional gender roles fail us all. Based on their acclaimed 2012 live show that toured across the United States and in Europe, Gender Failure is a poignant collection of autobiographical essays, lyrics, and images documenting Ivan and Rae's personal journeys from gender failure to gender enlightenment. Equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking, it's a book that will touch LGBTQ readers and others, revealing, with candor and insight, that gender comes in more than two sizes. Ivan E. Coyote is the author of six story collections and the award-winning novel Bow Grip, and is co-editor of Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme. Ivan frequently performs at high schools, universities, and festivals across North America. Rae Spoon is a transgender indie musician whose most recent CD is My Prairie Home, which is also the title of a new National Film Board of Canada documentary about them. Rae's first book, First Spring Grass Fire, was a Lambda Literary Award finalist in 2013.
Category: Social Science

Persistence

Author : Ivan Coyote
ISBN : 9781551524054
Genre : Social Science
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Lambda Literary Award finalist American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book In the summer of 2009, butch writer and storyteller Ivan Coyote and gender researcher and femme dynamo Zena Sharman wrote down a wish-list of their favourite queer authors; they wanted to continue and expand the butch-femme conversation. The result is Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme. The stories in these pages resist simple definitions. The people in these stories defy reductive stereotypes and inflexible categories. The pages in this book describe the lives of an incredible diversity of people whose hearts also pounded for some reason the first time they read or heard the words "butch" or "femme." Contributors such as Jewelle Gomez (The Gilda Stories), Thea Hillman (Intersex), S. Bear Bergman (Butch is a Noun), Chandra Mayor (All the Pretty Girls), Amber Dawn (Sub Rosa), Anna Camilleri (Brazen Femme), Debra Anderson (Code White), Anne Fleming (Anomaly), Michael V. Smith (Cumberland), and Zoe Whittall (Bottle Rocket Hearts) explore the parameters, history, and power of a multitude of butch and femme realities. It's a raucous, insightful, sexy, and sometimes dangerous look at what the words butch and femme can mean in today’s ever-shifting gender landscape, with one eye on the past and the other on what is to come. Includes a foreword by Joan Nestle, renowned femme author and editor of The Persistent Desire: A Femme-Butch Reader, a landmark anthology originally published in 1992. Ivan E. Coyote is the author of seven books (including the novel Bow Grip, an American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book) and a long-time muser on the trappings of the two-party gender system. Zena Sharman is the assistant director of Canada's national Institute of Gender and Health.
Category: Social Science

Missed Her

Author : Ivan Coyote
ISBN : 9781551523897
Genre : Fiction
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Ivan E. Coyote is a master storyteller; her beautiful, funny stories about growing up a lesbian butch in the Canadian north attract audiences both gay and straight. In her fifth collection, Ivan addresses issues of family, queer youth, and homophobia with a trenchant and wistful eye.
Category: Fiction

When Football Season Turns You Into His Side Chick

Author : Latasha D Miles
ISBN : 0692282084
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Ladies, are you tired of your man watching football all day on Sundays? Men, are you tired of your lady being tired of you watching football all day on Sundays? Well, "When Football Season Turns You Into His Side Chick" by Winston-Salem State University Alumna and award-winning sports writer LaTasha D. Miles has your resolution. Award-winning sports writer and the self-proclaimed "dainty tomboy" LaTasha D. Miles brings her experiences as a football sideline reporter and radio personality into this literary work. With an entertaining and insightful look into the dynamics of how and why relationships may change, "When Football Season Turns You Into His Side Chick" explains why a woman may feel like she has temporarily transitioned from the "main chick" to the "side chick" during this time of year. From how to handle various situations in the world of watching football, like fantasy football and amusing anecdotes to some competitive scenarios such as who gets to watch the "big TV" while the games are on, this book will answer several penetrating questions including, what is a side chick? It will also open the lines of communication on how a man can successfully balance two of his loves...his love for the woman in his relationship and his love for football. "When Football Season Turns You Into His Side Chick" provides some assurance for the women, some explanation for the men, and some understanding for both genders. This collection of interesting tips and resolutions will prescribe the perfect balance on how to keep peace in your relationships and households...well at least during football season.
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Bow Grip

Author : Ivan Coyote
ISBN : 9781551522739
Genre : Fiction
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Ivan E. Coyote is one of North America’s most beguiling storytellers and the author of three story collections, including Loose End, which was shortlisted for the Ferro-Grumley Award for Fiction in 2006. Bow Grip, Coyote’s first novel, is a breathtaking story about love and loneliness; in it, a good-hearted, small-town mechanic struggles to deal with a wife who has left him for another woman until a used cello and an acquaintance’s suicide attempt compel him to make some changes in his life. With quiet authority, Bow Grip is about one man’s true rite of passage—trying to keep the ghosts of personal history at bay with a heart that’s as big as the endless prairie sky.
Category: Fiction

What I Think Happened

Author : Evany Rosen
ISBN : 9781551526966
Genre : Humor
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A book of comedic personal essays about the history of the western world – a “femmoir” in which the author reconfigures famous and infamous historical events and personalities from her perspective as a feminist, a comedian, and a “failed academic.” Sly, self effacing, and wickedly funny, these essays offer a bright new take on learning about history.
Category: Humor

The Slow Fix

Author : Ivan E. Coyote
ISBN : 9781458776167
Genre : Fiction
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Ivan E. Coyote is one of Canada's most acclaimed storytellers; her first three collections were insightful, deeply personal stories about gender, identity, and community. Ivan's most recent book, Bow Grip (2006), was her first novel; it won the ReLit Award, was shortlisted for the Ferro-Grumley Fiction Prize in the US, and was named a Stonewall Honor Book by the American Library Association. With The Slow Fix, Ivan returns to her short story roots in a collection that is disarming, warm, and funny while at the same time subverting our pre-conceived notions of gender roles. In ''By Any Other Name,'' Ivan gets into some serious male bonding with her Uncle Rob; in ''the Curse?'' a cousin's stepdaughter helps her to overcome her lifelong dread of buying tampons; and in the title story, she does her best to fix what's wrong in the world by telling the homophobe in the barber's seat next to hers to shut up. Ivan excels at finding the small yet significant truths in our everyday gestures and interactions. By doing so, she helps us to embrace not what makes us women or men, but human beings.
Category: Fiction