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Jeff Garvin is an author, musician, and actor. His debut novel, Symptoms of Being Human, is an ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection, a Lambda Literary Award Finalist, a Goodreads Choice Semifinalist, and garnered starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly. Before becoming a novelist, Jeff acted on TV and toured as the lead singer of a rock band. He has a BFA in Film from Chapman University and lives in Southern California.

Forty-Four

Jeff's thoughts on being 44.
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Symptoms of Being Human

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Forty-Four

Jeff's thoughts on being 44.
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A SHOT AT NORMAL is a heartbreaking, page-turning, important novel I stayed up all night to finish. Marisa Reichardt delivers Juniper Jade’s fight to get vaccinated against her parents’ with compelling, breathtaking prose.
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This incredible book twisted the knob of my soul from laugh to cry and back again. Kerry Kletter's prose is somehow flowing and percussive at once, delivering wave after crashing wave of hope, mourning, nostalgia, and longing. If you love to be moved ...more
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This incredible book twisted the knob of my soul from laugh to cry and back again. Kerry Kletter's prose is somehow flowing and percussive at once, delivering wave after crashing wave of hope, mourning, nostalgia, and longing. If you love to be moved ...more
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“We’re all taught from a young age that there are only two choices: pink or blue, Bratz or Power Rangers, cheerleading or football. We see gender in two dimensions because that’s what society has taught us from birth. But, are you ready for a shocking revelation?
SOCIETY NEEDS TO CHANGE.”
Jeff Garvin, Symptoms of Being Human

“The world isn't binary. Everything isn't black or white, yes or no. Sometimes it's not a switch, it's a dial. And it's not even a dial you can get your hands on; it turns without your permission or approval" -Riley”
Jeff Garvin, Symptoms of Being Human

“As for wondering if it's okay to be who you are--that's not a symptom of mental illness. That's a symptom of being a person.”
Jeff Garvin, Symptoms of Being Human

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