Author(s): James Dawson
Former PSHCE teacher and acclaimed YA author James Dawson gives an uncensored look at what it's like to grow up as LGBT. Including testimonials from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, this frank, funny, fully inclusive book explores everything anyone who ever dared to wonder wants to know - from sex to politics, how to pull, stereotypes, how to come-out and more. Spike Gerrell's hilarious illustrations combined with funny and factual text make this a must-read.
A funny and pertinent book about being lesbian, bisexual, gay, queer, transgender or just curious - for everybody, no matter their gender or sexuality
The book every LGBT person would have killed for as a teenager, told in the voice of a wise best friend. Patrick Ness A brave, funny, indignant look at what it means to grow up as LGTBQ. Metro Funny, wise and utterly pragmatic this is a brilliant readable and informative book... which could not only help teens become more at ease in their own skin as they work out the details of who they are, but could change your entire school culture, for the better. Teach Secondary Filling an important gap in non-fiction publishing is this frank, funny and very welcome exploration of gender and sexuality. The Bookseller Frank and funny Now magazine It's impossible to overstate the importance of a book like this Gay Community News
James Dawson:For eight years, James Dawson was a teacher specialising in Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE). As well as being a sexpert, his debut, best-selling YA novel HOLLOW PIKE was nominated for the prestigious Queen of Teen prize and was followed with the publication of YA thriller CRUEL SUMMER. James's first non-fiction title, BEING A BOY, the ultimate guide to puberty, sex and relationships for young men, was published in Autumn 2013. James is also a Stonewall Schools Role Model, and when he's not writing books to scare teenagers in a variety of ways, James can usually be found listening to pop music and watching DOCTOR WHO and horror movies. He lives and writes in London. Follow James at www.askjamesdawson.com or on Twitter: @_jamesdawsonSpike Gerrell:Spike lives in North London with his partner and their children. Most of his spare time is spent with his kids, building tree houses and ice-skating. Since graduating from St. Martins in the late 80's, Spike has been supplying his 'spiky nosed' illustrations to a host of clients. Through a diverse range of briefs his cast of genetically challenged humanoids, Heath Robinson-style machines, and a menagerie of animals have naturally evolved. Follow Spike at www.landofspike.co.uk or on Twitter: @landofspike