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"Redefining Realness" by Janet Mock

AUTHOR: Janet Mock

PUBLISHER: Atria Books

PUBLISHED DATE: February 4, 2014

ISBN: 9781476709123

PAGES: 263

This book was fearless. I actually listened to this book on Audiobook, and it was read by Janet herself. This book was a book club pick for the month, and needless to say we had a very lively discussion at the ulitmate drag queen dinner show, Lips NYC. Very interesting to discuss such a serious book in such a fun place, but somehow it all blended happily together.

Janet will take you on that journey of watching her father smoke crack for the first time, being routinely molested by an older relative, being mercilessly teased as an effeminate male, transitioning into womanhood, and how Janet survived on the streets with little to no parental involvement - yet being class valedictorian. This book is one for the ages! I appreciated the history of Hawaii and the layers of racial complexity that can be found there. I took away so much from this book, it really is an amazing and great work. If you read and loved "A Piece of Cake" by Cupcake Brown...move over! Because this book right here......!!!!!!

Recommendation: Read it!

Audience: Millenials and Beyond

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