Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 7:30pm
The true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today.
"I was born male and now I've got medical and government documents that say I'm female--but I don't call myself a woman, and I know I'm not a man. . . ."
Scientologist, husband and father, tranny, sailor, slave, playwright, dyke, gender outlaw--these are just a few words which have defined Kate Bornstein during her extraordinary life. For the first time, it all comes together in A Queer and Pleasant Danger, Kate Bornstein's stunningly original memoir. Bookshop Santa Cruz is delighted to welcome Bornstein, fiesty trans icon, for a book talk, signing, and Q&A.
"A Queer and Pleasant Danger is a brave, funny, edgy, and enlightening new memoir. I loved it and learned from it. Kate Bornstein shares her fascinating journey-through gender, Scientology, and more-and it was a thrill to tag along on the ride. This book is unbelievably powerful and affecting. If Kate Bornstein didn't exist, we would have to invent her. But luckily for queers, straights, gender outlaws, and general readers, Bornstein is out and out there."-Dan Savage, author, columnist, and architect of the "It Gets Better Project"