10% off all books and free delivery over £40
Buy from our bookstore and 25% of the cover price will be given to a school of your choice to buy more books. *15% of eBooks.

Sorted

View All Editions

£24.99 £22.49

Temporarily Out Of Stock. Usually available in 3-5 working days.

Add To Wishlist
Write A Review

About

Sorted Synopsis

An unflinching and endearing memoir from LGBTQ+ advocate Jackson Bird about how he finally sorted things out and came out as a transgender man.

When Jackson Bird was twenty-five, he came out as transgender to his friends, family, and anyone in the world with an internet connection.

Assigned female at birth and raised as a girl, he often wondered if he should have been born a boy. Jackson didn't share this thought with anyone because he didn't think he could share it with anyone. Growing up in Texas in the 1990s, he had no transgender role models. He barely remembers meeting anyone who was openly gay, let alone being taught that transgender people existed outside of punchlines.

In this soulful and heartfelt coming-of-age story (Jamia Wilson, director and publisher of the Feminist Press), Jackson chronicles the ups and downs of growing up gender-confused. Illuminated by journal entries spanning childhood to adolescence to today, he candidly recalls the challenges and loneliness he endured as he came to terms with both his gender and his bisexual identity.

With warmth and wit, Jackson also recounts how he navigated the many obstacles and quirks of his transition--like figuring out how to have a chest binder delivered to his NYU dorm room and having an emotional breakdown at a Harry Potter fan convention. From his first shot of testosterone to his eventual top surgery, Jackson lets you in on every part of his journey-taking the time to explain trans terminology and little-known facts about gender and identity along the way.

A compassionate, tender-hearted, and accessible book for anyone who might need a hand to hold as they walk through their own transition or the transition of a loved one (Austin Chant, author of Peter Darling), Sorted demonstrates the power and beauty in being yourself, even when you're not sure who yourself is.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781982130756
Publication date: 3rd October 2019
Author: Jackson Bird
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 320 pages
Primary Genre Biographies & Autobiographies
Other Genres:

Press Reviews

Collections Featuring This Book

You Might Also Like...

Lesbian Love Story

Amelia Possanza

Hardback

In Stock

£18.00 £20.00

Manifesto

Bernardine Evaristo

Paperback

In Stock

£9.89 £10.99

The Argonauts

Maggie Nelson

Paperback

In Stock

£9.89 £10.99

Trans

Juliet Jacques

Paperback

In Stock

£9.89 £10.99

Living and Loving in the Age of AIDS

Derek Frost

Paperback

In Stock

£11.69 £12.99