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Thomas Page McBee (AMATEUR) and Soraya Chemaly (RAGE BECOMES HER)

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 6:30pm

East City Bookshop presents two of the most incisive writers on gender and sexuality working today, Thomas Page McBee and Soraya Chemaly, in conversation about the intersection of masculinity and female anger. 

Cover of Rage Becomes Her       Cover of Amateur

Thomas Page McBee was the first transgender man to ever box in Madison Square Garden. He is the author of Amateur and an award-winning memoir, Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness, and Becoming a Man, which was named a best book of 2014 by NPR Books, BuzzFeedKirkus Reviews, and Publishers Weekly. Thomas’s writing has appeared in The RumpusPacific StandardThe New York Times, Playboy, and Glamour.

Soraya Chemaly is an award-winning writer and activist whose work focuses on the role of gender in culture, politics, religion, and media. She is the Director of the Women’s Media Center Speech Project and an advocate for women’s freedom of expression and expanded civic and political engagement. A prolific writer and speaker, her articles appear in Time, the Verge, The GuardianThe NationHuffPost, and The Atlantic. Follow her on Twitter at @SChemaly and learn more at


Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501168741
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - August 14th, 2018

Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501189555
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Atria Books - September 11th, 2018