Something That May Shock and Discredit You

Author(s): Daniel Mallory Ortberg


A New York Times bestselling author's sparkling memoir of changing genders whilst remaining a feminist.

Reasons for Transitioning: Want to impress good-looking ex; Want to upset good-looking ex; Bored of existing wardrobe, looking for excuse to buy all-new clothes that don't fit in a new way; Younger siblings getting too much attention; Neoliberalism??; Want to sing both parts of a duet at karaoke; Something about upper-body strength; Excited to reinforce a different set of sexist stereotypes; Cheaper haircuts; Just love layering shirts ...

From the beloved writer behind The Toast and Slate's 'Dear Prudence' column comes a personal essay collection exploring popular culture, literature, religion, and sexuality. With wit and compassion, Daniel Mallory Ortberg revisits beloved cultural and literary figures in the light of his transition.


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General Fields

  • : 9781922310040
  • : Scribe Publications
  • : Scribe Publications
  • : March 2020
  • : May 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Daniel Mallory Ortberg
  • : Paperback
  • : May-20
  • : English
  • : 256