This is a one-of-a-kind guide to staying alive outside the box for marginalised youth. Celebrated transsexual trailblazer, Kate Bornstein bravely and wittily shares personal and unorthodox methods of survival in an often cruel world. This title features a catalogue of 101 alternatives to suicide that range from the playful (moisturise!) to the irreverent (shatter family values) to the highly controversial (get laid, please). Designed to encourage readers to give themselves permission to unleash their hearts' harmless desires, the book has only one directive: "Don't be mean". It is this guiding principle that brings readers on a self-validating journey, which forges completely new paths toward a resounding decision to choose life.
Kate Bornstein is a celebrated pioneer for the LGBTQI community, transsexual author and performance artist. She is also the author of My Gender Workbook: How to Become a Real Man, a Real Woman, the Real You, or Something Else Entirely and Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us.