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Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity Paperback – November 27, 2006
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Sycamore's first memoir, The End of San Francisco, will be published by City Lights in April 2013.
Mattilda's home page is mattildabernsteinsycamore.com, which includes a delicious blog.
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In a similar vein, Mattilda assembles a cross section of profiles of young contemporary Americans, supplementing extensive interviews with expert comment. In the background of NOBODY PASSES we experience, as though a shadow had crossed the sun, the tragic tales of "passing" as that of Brandon Teena, the drifter whose murder became the basis for the film "Boys Don't Cry." Mattilda's book urges to ask the question, Aren't we all "passing" in one way or another? She musters scholarly and theoretical sources to support her speculations on identity and authenticity, and even dares to ask, why are we doing this? What market are we being offered up to satisfy?
Why is eros shaped the way it is? Why do some pass the test (the other test, not the test of time) and others fail, condemned into a limbo of "quirky" and deprived of the rights accorded other citizens with more money.Read more ›
before coming across this book, i had never put much thought into the topics of passing and how they touch my life and others, and like Sycamores other books, this one definatly opened my eyes wider than before.
With Nobody Passes, Sycamore gives us a book with topics that aren't focused in on by the mainstream, and the underground.
Mattilda's past books have changed my life and how i look at things, and this one is already starting too, so i HIGHLY suggest picking this up and giving it a read.
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Good reading on a wide range of identity related topics. Some of the essays seem to go a little long and repetitive, but overall, a very good read. Read morePublished on December 30, 2013 by Tylyn A.
The premise of this book was good but the content was somewhat lacking. I wasn't pleased with the various writers selections and I think the editor/author could have done a better... Read morePublished on October 31, 2012 by LondonDreamer