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Tranny : Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout - Laura Jane Grace

Tranny

Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout

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Published: 24th November 2016
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"If I could have chosen, I would have been born a woman / My mother once told me she would have named me Laura / I would grow up to be strong and beautiful like her." --"The Ocean," lyrics by Thomas James Gabel

Grace's early years were spent in a disillusioned rage as she grappled with the fact she didn't identify with her body, further complicated by the strain of her parents' unhappy marriage. As a teenager, she struggled with drug addiction and depression, found punk rock and lost herself in the nihilism and anarchism which created the foundation for Against Me!.

With Against Me! came success not to mention the dissolute life of a rock star. The national stardom only further fueled Grace's struggles with identity and addiction. And, finally in 2012 Grace went public withRolling Stone magazine, and began her transition to Laura Jane Grace, leaving Thomas James Gable behind forever.

Peppered throughout with Laura Jane's never-before-published journal entries, which reach back to childhood, KILL ME LOUDLY will be an intensely personal and revelatory look insider the sex, drugs, failed marriages, music, and soul of a punk rock icon.

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Fabulous life story of Laura Jane Grace

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    Great choice in different ranges of books.
    This book was great reading. And a reasonable price too.

     
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    A compelling book, whether or not you're familiar with her

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      I didn't really know much about Laura Jane Grace going in, I only recently became familiar with her through her music as I was looking for trans-specific bands and I had never heard of Against Me! before.
      This book helped me understand where she came from and provided new onsite to her music.
      This book was also an excellent and compelling read, and I'm not usually into non-fiction

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      Laura Jane Grace has pulled off the near impossible. With her first book, Tranny, she has added a new perspective to a vastly over populated genre of music-based literature. In doing so, she has also managed to tell her own deeply personal, at times heartbreaking, story of her struggle with gender identity in a society still content to ascribe gender using an archaic binary system that drives so many transgender people to despair. This book is a mandatory read for anyone interested in gender identity, intellectual punk rock, or an engrossing account of a great rock and roll band, subjects that may sound mutually exclusive but here are inextricably linked. -- Shirley Manson, lead singer of Garbage

      ISBN: 9780316387958
      ISBN-10: 0316387959
      Audience: General
      Format: Hardcover
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 272
      Published: 24th November 2016
      Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
      Country of Publication: US
      Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.24  x 3.05
      Weight (kg): 0.64
      Edition Number: 1