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Manning Up: Transexual Men on Finding Brotherhood, Family and Themselves

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Twenty-eight men who transitioned from female to male discuss their roles as male community members: fathers, sons, brothers, husbands, boyfriends, friends, and mentors. Not since Max Wolf Valerio’s The Testosterone Files and Jamison Green’s Becoming a Visible Man has nonfiction seen such thorough and sensitive explorations of manhood, masculinity, and male embodiment—and ...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published May 26th 2014 by Transgress Press (first published May 25th 2014)
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Ezekiel Burgin
Jun 17, 2014 Ezekiel Burgin added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
You should read this book. Yes, you. Whoever you are.

Yes, I am a chapter author, but no, that is not why you should read this.

You should read Manning Up because it will: make you smile, make you cry, make you think, and make you feel that the world is big enough for you, and that you are worthy enough for it. Regardless of if you are a man, or trans, or both, or neither. At least, that's what it did for me.

The writers are honest and beautiful (and yes, brave). The stories are personal, and thou
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Alex
Jan 25, 2016 Alex rated it liked it
I have to say that I had high expectations for this anthology. I'd probably given it a higher rating if I wouldn't have hated so much the submission of Why I'm Not Transgender by Max Wolf Valerio. Even though I absolutely enjoyed how privilege and masculinity were discussed, I believe there should've been more diverse submissions. Some of the essays that I loved: Always Moving Forward by Shaun LaDue, The Performance by Daniel Vena, Not a Caricature of Male Privilege by Trystan Theosophus Cotten, ...more
Jordan Rubenstein
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Manning Up is an inspirational, thought-provoking book with a diverse collections of stories by transgender men. The stories, relatable to transgender and cisgender people alike, show resilience, courage, compassion, and human struggle. These personal stories humanize the experiences of transgender people and provide wonderful perspective on both diversity within the transgender community and the shared struggle and challenges that come along with being transgender. I highly recommend that ...more
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This is a really good read for anyone wanting to better understand the female-to-male transgender experience. The essays come from a wide range of persons varying in age, race, school and work backgrounds. They also present people in different stages of transition. Some very touching stories which invite the reader to a place of compassion and understanding.
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Zander Keig, LCSW is a clinical social worker, FtM community advocate, and diversity educator who co-edited the 2011 Lambda Literary Finalist, "Letters for My Brothers: Transitional Wisdom in Retrospect" and the 2015 Lambda Literary Nominee, "Manning Up: Transsexual Men on Finding Brotherhood, Family & Themselves."
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