A True Story About What Makes A Man
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In the literary tradition of Maggie Nelson and Grayson Perry, award-winning writer Thomas Page McBee, the first transgender man to box at Madison Square Garden, examines the relationship between masculinity and violence.A wide-ranging exploration of masculinity now, Amateur is a provocative and thoughtful journey through gender in the workplace, the home, and the boxing gym. Thomas examines his uneasy relationship with violence, the distinct benefits of inhabiting a man's place in the world, and the downsides of living within the lines of gender stereotypes. In interviews with experts, academics, and executives, he interrogates contemporary masculinity as he journeys towards greater understanding in the ring and in his life outside of it. Visceral. intellectual and intimate, Amateur is a stunning examination of what it means to be a man today.