Pageboy Pageboy

Pageboy

A Memoir

    • 3.8 • 179 Ratings
    • $11.99
    • $11.99

Publisher Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A New York Times "100 Notable Books of 2023"
A TIME Magazine "100 Must-Read Books of 2023"
A Washington Post "50 Notable Works of Nonfiction"
An Autostraddle "Best Queer Books of 2023"

“Vivid…Moving…Juicy” – NPR

"Eloquent and enthralling..."
Washington Post

"Searing, deeply moving, and incredibly poignant... This isn’t simply a book on what it means to be trans, it’s about what it means to be human." —Alok Vaid-Menon

Full of intimate stories, from chasing down secret love affairs to battling body image and struggling with familial strife, Pageboy is a love letter to the power of being seen. With this evocative and lyrical debut, Oscar-nominated star Elliot Page captures the universal human experience of searching for ourselves and our place in this complicated world.

“Can I kiss you?” It was two months before the world premiere of Juno, and Elliot Page was in his first ever queer bar. The hot summer air hung heavy around him as he looked at her. And then it happened. In front of everyone. A previously unfathomable experience. Here he was on the precipice of discovering himself as a queer person, as a trans person. Getting closer to his desires, his dreams, himself, without the repression he’d carried for so long. But for Elliot, two steps forward had always come with one step back.

With Juno’s massive success, Elliot became one of the world’s most beloved actors. His dreams were coming true, but the pressure to perform suffocated him. He was forced to play the part of the glossy young starlet, a role that made his skin crawl, on and off set. The career that had been an escape out of his reality and into a world of imagination was suddenly a nightmare.

As he navigated criticism and abuse from some of the most powerful people in Hollywood, a past that snapped at his heels, and a society dead set on forcing him into a binary, Elliot often stayed silent, unsure of what to do. Until enough was enough.

The Oscar-nominated star who captivated the world with his performance in Juno finally shares his story in a groundbreaking and inspiring memoir about love, family, fame — and stepping into who we truly are with strength, joy and connection.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2023
June 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Flatiron Books
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
2.2
MB

Customer Reviews

crazy firecracker ,

Revealing

This book came across my news feed and looked interesting. I thank Elliot for letting me in on his life and what’s it’s like being trans.. and his journey. I now have a different attitude and perspective on the trans community..

Reader307 ,

Story that needs to be told, but…

I wish this important story had a less disjointed feel. It was hard to follow at times.

brock_zahler ,

Interesting

Great book! I don’t have a ton of reference points for Elliot’s previous work and I also haven’t read a book about the trans experience before, so this was a really great entry. It makes you understand just how Elliot’s transition came to be and how it was necessary and life-saving.

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