Carrie Kills A Man: A Memoir

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Carrie Kills A Man: A Memoir

Carrie Kills A Man: A Memoir

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This book is an act of love and defiance against all the noise and bigotry clouding stories centred in power, love and truth. It’s been really interesting and a little bit strange, especially with some of the more difficult memories: you’re taking things that used to cause you great shame and sometimes pain and putting them out there for others to see and potentially judge you for.

I then went to paisley book festival and saw Carrie speak about the book and fell in love with her and how funny she was in person and not just on the page. Carrie not only takes us through the intricacies of coming out as trans, but also invites us to see where our experiences align with hers, deftly puncturing the divisive rhetoric that often dominates this topic. To be a closeted trans person and see Eddie up there on stage, out and proud and absolutely loved by thousands of people, was like discovering a whole new colour.

When more people think they've seen a ghost than met a trans person, it's easy for bad actors to exploit that - and they do, as you can see from the headlines and online. As a recently-out-as-enby person there's a lot to which I was furiously nodding along, but this book has such broad appeal beyond queer audiences. Written with so much heart, honesty and vulnerability, Carrie Marshall sets out to tell her own trans journey and somehow manages to describe everyone's.

The book itself touches on ‘growing up in a world that doesn’t want you’ as a trans woman, but is also described as laugh-out-loud funny; how do you manage to find the humour in telling your story, even in some of the darker moments? And if you’d like to listen to it rather than read it, it’s available as an audiobook – narrated by me! Carrie's stories about her early fashion mishaps had me roaring with laughter - 'bondage potato' literally had me weeping, and chuckling hours later. Angry at the treatment of the trans community in society (JEEZO WHY DO PEOPLE THINK IT’S OK TO HURL ABUSE AT SOMEONE WALKING DOWN THE STREET! It is both a personal, deeply moving and life affirming story of one woman’s journey towards happiness and herself but also an accessible, heartfelt rallying cry for trans’ rights.To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. I was lucky enough to get my copy and have it signed by Carrie herself at its launch last month and have been really excited to read it since. She has written, ghost-written or co-written more than a dozen non-fi ction books, a radio documentary series, and more. Another recommendation from a Book Club friend, this time for non-fiction (also realising January is becoming a month of pink covers).

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