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  • Amateur

  • By: Thomas Page McBee
  • Narrated by: Thomas Page McBee
  • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
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In this groundbreaking new book, the author, a trans man, trains to fight in a charity match at Madison Square Garden while struggling to untangle the vexed relationship between masculinity and violence. Through his experience boxing - learning to get hit and to hit back; wrestling with the camaraderie of the gym; confronting the betrayals and strength of his own body - McBee examines the weight of male violence....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent. Nuanced. Real.

  • By Kristin on 03-05-19

Best nonfiction book I have read in over a year!

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Reviewed: 02-11-19

I finished this in under a day, pausing only to get some sleep. The story is interesting, but the deep introspection that does not shy away from vulnerability is what makes it stand out. it's full of heart, with winks of humor and lots of soul wrenching thoughts about masculinity.

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