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Intersex: For Lack of a Better Word

cover image of Thea Hillman's book "Intersex"

Lambda-Award winning Intersex: For Lack of a Better Word chronicles one person’s search for self in a world obsessed with normal. In first-person prose as intimate as a diary, Thea Hillman redefines memoir in a series of compelling stories that take a no-holds-barred look at sex, gender, family, and community. Whether she’s pondering quirky family tendencies (“Drag”) or reflecting on “queerness” (“Another”), Hillman’s brave and fierce vision for cultural and societal change shines through.

Acclaim for Intersex: For Lack of a Better Word:

“In Hillman’s world, the surer you become about who you are, the more vulnerable you get.” —The San Francisco Bay Guardian

“Thea Hillman elegantly distills her successful careers in performance and activism in this important and wonderfully disarming book. Poetic, political, and deeply personal.” — Beth Lisick, Everybody into the Pool

“There’s nothing else in print like this amazing and courageous book.” — Patrick Califia, Sex Changes: The Politics of Transgenderism

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Published by Manic D Press, Inc. (September 1, 2008)
Paperback: 160 pages
# ISBN-10: 1933149248
# ISBN-13: 978-1933149240