Like a boy but not a boy : navigating life, mental health, and parenthood outside the gender binary
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Vancouver, BC : Arsenal Pulp Press, [2020].
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Central - Adult New Nonfiction305.3 BENNEChecked OutDecember 19, 2021

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Book
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269 pages ; 21 cm
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English
ISBN
1551528215, 9781551528212

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Includes bibliographical references.
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"A revelatory book about gender, mental illness, parenting, mortality, bike mechanics, work, class, and the task of living in a body. Inquisitive and expansive, Like a Boy but Not a Boy explores author andrea bennett's experiences with gender expectations, being a non-binary parent, and the sometimes funny and sometimes difficult task of living in a body. The book's fourteen essays also delve incisively into the interconnected themes of mental illness, mortality, creative work, class, and bike mechanics (apparently you can learn a lot about yourself through trueing a wheel). In "Tomboy," andrea articulates what it means to live in a gender in-between space, and why one might be necessary; "37 Jobs 21 Houses" interrogates the notion that the key to a better life is working hard and moving house. And interspersed throughout the book is "Everyone Is Sober and No One Can Drive," sixteen stories about queer millennials who grew up and came of age in small Canadian communities. With the same poignant spirit as Ivan Coyote's Tomboy Survival Guide, Like a Boy addresses the struggle to find acceptance, and to accept oneself; and how one can find one's place while learning to make space for others. The book also wonders what it means to be an atheist and search for faith that everything will be okay; what it means to learn how to love life even as you obsess over its brevity; and how to give birth, to bring new life, at what feels like the end of the world. With thoughtfulness and acute observation, andrea bennettreveals intimate truths about the human experience, whether one is outside the gender binary or not."--,Provided by publisher.
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Issued also in electronic format.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Bennett, A. (2020). Like a boy but not a boy: navigating life, mental health, and parenthood outside the gender binary . Arsenal Pulp Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Bennett, Andrea. 2020. Like a Boy but Not a Boy: Navigating Life, Mental Health, and Parenthood Outside the Gender Binary. Vancouver, BC: Arsenal Pulp Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Bennett, Andrea. Like a Boy but Not a Boy: Navigating Life, Mental Health, and Parenthood Outside the Gender Binary Vancouver, BC: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Bennett, Andrea. Like a Boy but Not a Boy: Navigating Life, Mental Health, and Parenthood Outside the Gender Binary Arsenal Pulp Press, 2020.

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