Hello, Cruel World

Hello, Cruel World

101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws

Book - 2006
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Celebrated transsexual trailblazer Kate Bornstein has, with more humor and spunk than any other, ushered us into a world of limitless possibility through a daring re-envisionment of the gender system as we know it. Here, Bornstein bravely and wittily shares personal and unorthodox methods of survival in an often cruel world. A one-of-a-kind guide to staying alive outside the box, Hello, Cruel World is a much-needed unconventional approach to life for those who want to stay on the edge, but alive.
Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, c2006
ISBN: 9781583227206
Branch Call Number: 616.85 BOR 2006
Characteristics: 231 p. : ill.

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May 07, 2012

No matter how lost you feel, things will get better. This book is broken into two sections. In the first half, Bornstein reflects on growing up, otherness and the difficulty of being true to oneself. The second half is focused on what to do instead of killing oneself. Ranked in a variety of clever ways, including legality, morality, safety, effectiveness and difficulty, and running the gamut from self-improvement to sexual exploration, these diverse recommendations, are not meant to “fix,” “cure,” or “normalize” anyone, but instead to help struggling teens survive and find a way to be comfortable with themselves.

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