A Queer and Pleasant Danger


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Introducing Kate Bornstein's much anticipated memoir, A Queer and Pleasant Danger!  In her memoir, Kate takes us on a journey through her life, from her time spent as a young Jewish boy growing up in New Jersey, to her twelve years as an active member of the Church of Scientology, to her experiences as a parent, to her personal trials and triumphs in relation to gender identity and expression.  A beloved queer icon, Kate Bornstein has made immense contributions to the field of queer literature, spanning nearly two decades.

"A Queer and Pleasant Danger is a brave, funny, edgy, and enlightening new memoir.  I loved it and learned from it.  Kate Bornstein shares her fascinating journey- through gender, Scientology, and more- and it was a thrill to tag along on the ride.  This book is unbelievably powerful and affecting.  If Kate Bornstein didn't exist, we would have to invent her.  But luckily for queers, straights, gender outlaws, and general readers, Bornstein is out and out there."

- Dan Savage, author, columnist, and architect of the It Gets Better Project

"To me, Kate Bornstein is like a mythological figure or a historical literary character such as Orlando or Candide who, by illustrating her struggles, shows the rest of us how to live. This book is destined to become a classic."

- Mx Justin Vivian Bond, author of Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels   

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