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.
Hello, Cruel World features a catalog of 101 alternatives to
suicide that range from the playful (moisturize!), to the
irreverent (shatter some family values), to the highly
controversial. Designed to encourage readers to give themselves
permission to unleash their hearts' harmless desires, the book has
only one directive: "Don't be mean." It is this guiding principle
that brings its reader on a self-validating journey, which forges
wholly new paths toward a resounding decision to choose life.
Tenderly intimate and unapologetically edgy, Kate Bornstein is the
radical role model, the affectionate best friend, and the guiding
mentor all in one.