by Kate Bornstein

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I’ve had a bit of a nerd crush on Kate Bornstein since I met her in 1996(or '97, can’t remember) when she was touring colleges for her book Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us. I remember she deftly wielded that heartbreaking mix of honest and funny during her talk and after when I stopped by to say hello she gave me one of the best hugs I’ve ever gotten from a stranger. Her new book, A Queer and Pleasant Danger recounts her young life including her time in Scientology. Driven to feats of supreme madness due to her discomfort with her body in general and specifically, being transgendered, it is amazing to me that she has come out the other side with as much grace and kindness as she has.

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