Gender Failure

Author(s): Rae Spoon & Ivan E. Coyote

Trans & Gender Diverse Biography / Memoir | Trans, Intersex, Gender Diverse & Gender Non-Binary

Ivan E. Coyote and Rae Spoon are accomplished, award-winning writers, musicians and performers; they are also both admitted 'gender failures.' In their first collaborative book, Ivan and Rae explore and expose their failed attempts at fitting into the gender binary, and how ultimately our expectations and assumptions around traditional gender roles fail us all. Based on their acclaimed 2012 live show that toured across the United States and in Europe, Gender Failure is a poignant collection of essays, lyrics and images documenting Ivan and Rae's personal journeys.


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"Ivan and Rae have written a magical, down-to-earth, painfully honest step beyond any predetermined transgender narrative that I know of. At times hilarious, at times heartbreaking, their storytelling is top-notch. This book is unputdownable." --Kate Bornstein, author of "A Queer and Pleasant Danger""Brutally honest, tenderly funny and totally real, this multimedia collaboration makes for a dynamic, beautiful and important piece of literature." --Michelle Tea, author of "Valencia"

Ivan E. Coyote: Ivan E. Coyote is the author of seven previous books, the most recent of which is "One in Every Crowd." Ivan is also the co-editor (with Zena Sharman) of the anthology "Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme." One of her stories appears in the anthology "It Gets Better," edited by Dan Savage and Terry Miller. Originally from the Yukon, she now lives in Vancouver.Rae Spoon: Rae Spoon is a transgender musician/writer/workshop facilitator from Calgary, Canada. Rae has been nominated for a Polaris Prize, toured internationally, and released six solo albums. Their first book "First Spring Grass Fire" was published in 2012 and shortlisted for a Lambda Literary Award.

General Fields

  • : 9781551525365
  • : Arsenal Pulp Press
  • : Arsenal Pulp Press
  • : 0.363
  • : March 2014
  • : 210mm X 140mm X 18mm
  • : Canada
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 25 illustrations
  • : 160
  • : 306.7680922
  • : Paperback
  • : Rae Spoon & Ivan E. Coyote