Redefining Realness, Janet Mock

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2 Responses to “Redefining Realness, Janet Mock”

  1. Noorulain S. Says:

    Summary: This is a memoir about the authors struggle being young, multicultural, poor and transgender in America. The author was born as Mark but always wanted to be her own person. She always had a bright perspective for her future and that helped shape her environment positively.

    Evaluation: This was a very well written, interesting memoir that was easy to follow and the author’s writing style made this a great book that I was able to enjoy reading. It taught me a lot about the struggles that transgender people face with their families and the people around them.

    Rating: 4/5 stars

    Recommendations: 1) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. 2) To Kill a Mockingbird

  2. Hanna C. Says:

    I would absolutely recommend this book to any reader. Mock is an excellent writer, and she weaves together her own narrative with information about transgender people in general seamlessly (ie correct terminology to use when discussing trans issues, trans people don’t have to “prove” that they’re trans with hormones or surgery, etc.). She discusses these issues as they come up within her own narrative, which makes more informative sections contextually relevant and interesting to read. Memoirs often seem self-absorbed or boring, but Redefining Realness is fast-paced, humble, and authentic. I loved reading Mock’s story and would highly recommend it.

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