A Queer and Pleasant Danger: The true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology, and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today

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Beacon Press, May 1, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 194 pages
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A stunningly original memoir of a nice Jewish boy who joined the Church of Scientology and left twelve years later, ultimately transitioning to a woman. A few years later, she stopped calling herself a woman and became famous as a gender outlaw. 

Kate Bornstein—gender theorist, performance artist, author—is set to change lives with her compelling memoir. Wickedly funny and disarmingly honest, this is Bornstein's most intimate book yet, encompassing her early childhood and adolescence, college at Brown, a life in the theater, three marriages and fatherhood, the Scientology hierarchy, transsexual life, LGBTQ politics, and life on the road as a sought-after speaker.

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About the author (2012)

Kate Bornstein is an author, playwright, and performance artist whose work is in service to sex positivity, gender anarchy, and  building a coalition of those who live on cultural margins. Her work recently earned an award from the Stonewall Democrats of New York City and two citations from New York City Council members. She is the author of four award-winning books.

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