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Unbound

Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity
Narrated by: Suzanne Elise Freeman
Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
Categories: Nonfiction, Gender Issues
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An intimate portrait of a new generation of transmasculine individuals as they undergo gender transitions

Award-winning sociologist Arlene Stein takes us into the lives of four strangers who find themselves together in a sun-drenched surgeon’s office, having traveled to Florida from across the United States in order to masculinize their chests. Ben, Lucas, Parker, and Nadia wish to feel more comfortable in their bodies; three of them are also taking testosterone so that others recognize them as male. Following them over the course of a year, Stein shows how members of this young transgender generation, along with other gender dissidents, are refashioning their identities and challenging others’ conceptions of who they are. During a time of conservative resurgence, they do so despite great personal costs.   

Transgender men comprise a large, growing proportion of the trans population, yet they remain largely invisible. In this powerful, timely, and eye-opening account, Stein draws from dozens of interviews with transgender people and their friends and families, as well as with activists and medical and psychological experts. Unbound documents the varied ways younger trans men see themselves and how they are changing our understanding of what it means to be male and female in America.

©2018 Arlene Stein (P)2018 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"Earnest, diligent and defiantly optimistic....What gives this book its real heat - is more personal; it’s the challenge posed to [Stein's] own cherished beliefs." (Parul Sehgal, The New York Times

“A book written by a sociologist who writes like a novelist. It's a rare nonfiction page-turner and an important book.” (Rebecca Makkai, Conde Nast Traveler)

"Sensitive....A much needed primer for those who are puzzled by contemporary discussions about gender." (The New Yorker)

“Moves beyond the popular fixation on bathroom politics to explore individual lives.” (The Washington Post)

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For Curious Outsiders

Not for trans masculine people but an excellent entry point for those who love them.