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Publisher's Summary

Why do we find sexuality so, well...scary?

Comedian Mae Martin investigates in this hilarious and intelligent guide to 21st-century sexuality. Covering everything from the pros and cons of labels to coming out and the joys of sexual fluidity, Mae ponders all the stuff we get hung up about - and then a bit more. 

Mae's mission is to ensure that in a world that's full of things to worry about, who we choose to kiss should not be one of them. And when it comes to sexuality, she asks: can everyone please calm down?

©2019 Mae Martin (P)2019 Hodder Children's Books

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I love it!

i just love everything in this book. Thank you so much for sharing all this valuable experience with us.

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Love it!!

Absolutely wonderfully beautiful, funny and so, so interesting. Mae Martin is already my favorite comedian, and their view on sexuality, genders and acceptance is, in my opinion, the best I've ever heard, and I completely agree with them. The performance is perfect, and I recomend this book for EVERYONE!

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  • 04-04-20

Intelligent and heartwarming

Listening to this book narrated by Mae was very touching and relatable. The material is humbly honest and told through light-hearted humor, brilliant insight, and a beautiful reading voice. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Thank you Mae for sharing your thoughts.

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  • Chris Clare
  • 10-20-20

Equally important and hilarious!

This book should be required reading/listening for everyone. Mae is a brilliant narrator, of course, clever, informative and hilarious.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-19-20

best company

loved it! could listen endlessly to Mae's voice. it was very encouraging and calming, with lots of giggling. thank you!

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  • Niamh Elleson
  • 04-19-20

mean linguini

loved it 100%
lots of warmth
lots of laugh out loud moments on my hammock in the garden
highly recommend

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  • Kathrine
  • 04-08-20

What a breath of fresh air!

Mae Martins book is absolutely amazing , exploring questions that sometimes you may ask yourself in sexuality and how Mae over came them for herself. Mae is definitely empowering and I really recommend this book!
Enjoy and enjoy the comical elements too!

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  • Scott
  • 04-03-20

Touching and hilarious

Engaging, hilarious and inspirational! Mae really hits the mark, I wish I had heard this 20 years ago.

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  • ThatPersonOverThere
  • 02-20-20

Brief but good

This would be a nice easy into into modern sexuality and gender for someone fairly new to the subject whether for their own interest ora's an ally. Mae's delivery is great, very entertaining.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-29-19

A fantastic gender and sexuality intro

This is the gender and sexuality book every teenager should get.
Mae Martin's voice is kind, funny and sensible. She covers a lot of important information inclusively and accurately (as far as my geeky knowledge of the subject goes). She also quotes Meg-John Barker extensively which is always a good thing.
I can only imagine the positive and healing effect it will have on young people grappling with the messy gender and sexuality jungle we all live in and looking for their own identity.
Its mere existence fills me with hope.

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  • Corinne
  • 08-09-19

Important, informative, beautiful

Such a wonderful, heartwarmimg and beautiful view on the world.
I wish I had this book to read as a teenager

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  • Andy Midwinter
  • 07-24-19

An essential 21st Century Book

This book is firstly so easy to read, it flows so easily that I could happily - and probably will - read this every week.I believe at the heart of a lot of prejudice is simply a lack of understanding. The sooner those who continue to make hurtful comments, realise that there isn't a nasty agenda behind LGBT+ rights, society will be a lot nicer. We need this book to become part of the curriculum, and now!

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  • Jemima Osborne
  • 07-21-19

EVERYTHING I NEED

I loved having Mae as the narrator, I just need it to be longer... so basically.... release an exclusive edition with more in it yeah?;)

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  • Mary Hammond
  • 09-09-20

Amazing!

I love Mae. I love her voice. I love her humour and I love her sincerity. This book was exactly what I needed. It’s relatable, it’s honest, it’s funny. I don’t have one bad thing to say. It’s perfect.

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  • Rhiannon
  • 08-10-20

Cool and refreshing

I love Mae’s fresh, hilarious take on the world. We need to learn from more beautiful new voices like hers.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-15-20

So beautiful and insightful.

Truly essential reading for literally everyone. Exactly what I needed at the moment. Thank you Mae Martin.

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  • Sarah
  • 02-21-20

Mae is amaezing

Sorry about the pun
I absolutely loved this book - equally funny and informative. My love for Mae is only getting greater xx