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Surpassing Certainty Audiobook

Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me

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Riveting, rousing, and utterly real, Surpassing Certainty is a portrait of a young woman searching for her purpose and place in the world - without a road map to guide her.

The journey begins a few months before her 20th birthday. Janet Mock is adjusting to her days as a first-generation college student at the University of Hawaii and her nights as a dancer at a strip club. Finally content in her body, she vacillates between flaunting and concealing herself as she navigates dating and disclosure, sex and intimacy, and, most important, letting herself be truly seen.

Under the neon lights of Club Nu, Janet meets Troy, a yeoman stationed at Pearl Harbor naval base, who becomes her first. The pleasures and perils of their union serve as a backdrop for Janet's progression through her early 20s with all the universal growing pains - falling in and out of love, living away from home, and figuring out what she wants to do with her life.

Despite her disadvantages, fueled by her dreams and inimitable drive, Janet makes her way through New York City while holding her truth close. She builds a career in the highly competitive world of magazine publishing - within the unique context of being trans, a woman, and a person of color.

Long before she became one of the world's most respected media figures and lauded leaders for equality and justice, Janet was a girl taking the time she needed to just be - to learn how to advocate for herself before becoming an advocate for others. As you witness Janet's slow-won success and painful failures, Surpassing Certainty will embolden you, shift the way you see others, and affirm your journey in search of self.

©2017 Janet Mock (P)2017 S&S Audio

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    April 08-01-17
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    "excellent read."

    Inspirational vulnerable relatable Janet is a good reader and writer I recommend this to anyone who doesn't know what it means to go through tough times and come out on top

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    Anonymous 06-13-17
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    "A queen."

    Janet is a woman whom I greatly admire. Her writing has and will continue to make a massive impact on the lives of trans people, and I'm very grateful to have such an incredible person to look up to.

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    Abbie Jo de Castro 10-14-17 Member Since 2014
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    "I could listen to her voice for days"

    Janet's voice is like velvet. And the way she tells her story of her growth and finding herself and her audience is powerful and moving and also beautiful in how easily relatable it is.

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    Anonymous 10-10-17
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    "Phenomenal 👌🏾"

    Janet depicts her formative years with beautiful vulnerability and transparency that captivates your soul.

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    Amazon Customer 09-07-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome!"

    Great for anyone trying to identify themselves. Janet is a really definition of loyalty. Absolutely Awesome!

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    Beverly Clarke 09-04-17
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    "Great Read!"

    Janet is so authentic. She draws you in from the beginning and you can't get enough of her story and perspective.

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    Travie_D 08-22-17
    Travie_D 08-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "The continuation I didn't know I needed"

    Loved the story weaving girl. Good job! I feel stronger for hearing your story. Thank you.

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    Jaclyn Duehr 08-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful relatable and eye opening book."

    I just finished Janet Mock's book surpassing certainty. I listened to the audio book read by Janet. I highly recommend it. It is an excellent book that gives perspective on many varied issues that affect women. She touches on everything from sex workers, infertility, divorce, self acceptance, living your truth and racism. The parts of her life she shares are rich with emotion and connection. I would recommend this book to everyone. I think that everyone could learn something from Surpassing Certainty and find an unexpected connection as well.

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    Zaheer 08-16-17
    Zaheer 08-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A brave story"

    This is a story of courage and identity. It's about a journey of becoming comfortable in our being and whoever we choose to be.

    I thought her personal account was interesting. The book is quite deep and introspective, and sometimes a bit shallow and mundane.

    I enjoyed listening to her. She has a great narrating voice.

    Sometimes I think the scenes are over dramatized.

    Nice book, worth the listen ✌️

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    Bonêca 08-08-17
    Bonêca 08-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book...."

    I think is the second part of her first book. This books will open your mind in many interception and identities that we normally don't put attention.

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    "Beautifully written and beautifully read. "

    She is so transparent you cannot help to love her for allowing herself to be so vulnerable especially being an unconventional woman. She has more class, dignity and integrity than most woman I know.

    I was actually disappointed when the book finished. I eagerly await her next.

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  • Vikki Marie Gaynor
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    "Interesting life. with great insight into life.. "

    really enjoyed the book but occasionally it wandered into the realms of erotica. which is not for me.
    great story brilliantly read by Janet's beautiful voice.
    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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