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    DescriptionCelebrated 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.


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    Title
    Hello, Cruel World
    Subtitle
    101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks & Other Outlaws
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kate Bornstein
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 190
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 177 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 253 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781583227206
    ISBN 10: 1583227202
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.0
    BIC subject category V2: VFJ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24810
    BISAC V2.8: PSY036000
    DC22: 158.1
    B&T General Subject: 725
    BISAC V2.8: SOC012000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 30
    BISAC V2.8: SEL011000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: VSPM
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PSY037000, SOC032000, SEL000000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC22: 616.85844505, 616.85/844505
    LC classification: HV6546 .B67 2006
    LC subject heading: ,
    Illustrations note
    full-colour illustrations throughout
    Publisher
    Seven Stories Press,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Seven Stories Press,U.S.
    Publication date
    05 June 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.