Sunday, September 07, 2014
Charli Reviews: This Book is Gay
Author: James Dawson
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Date of Publication: September 4th 2014
Source: Review copy from the publisher
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I received a free copy of this book from Hot Key Books in exchange for a honest review. This does not affect my review/opinions in any way. Thank you Hot Key!
I never normally review non-fiction, but I knew that I had to read and review this one. I don't identify as LGBT+ myself, but I'm personally a big supporter of their rights and have wanted to know more about the subject.
James Dawson is the perfect person to write a book like this. He's blunt and witty, but reassuring and doesn't pretend he knows more than he does (which, of course, is a lot). The illustrations also add to the experience of the book.
Although I knew quite a lot about lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual and pansexual people, I didn't know a lot about transgender/gender-queer people, so it was really interesting to learn about that. I also liked all the testimonials and stories from people of various backgrounds, ages etc on the spectrum.
I strongly believe that every single school, library, nurse's office should have a copy of this book. It's perfect for anyone either confused about their sexuality, wanting to know more about it, needing to gain confidence, or even like me, just want to learn more.
This book is absolutely brilliant and I want to shout from my roof tops for everyone to read it, LGBT* or not. It's amazingly insightful and hilarious, too!