“amateur” completely wrecked me tbh. it’s a memoir by the first trans man to box at madison square garden. he talks about manhood and masculinity and what it means, exactly, to Be A Man, and how to be a good man; it included touching on some stuff that is really close to the bone for […]
comics comics comics i had an hour to kill at the evanston public library, so i read some comics.
it was — fine. i have very little to say about this.
basically the polar opposite of the power: the first part of the book was a miserable slog, with a solid payoff at the end.
great leadup; incredibly sloppy execution and dismount. (i often don’t trigger warn for book reviews, but this one needs, i think, tws for transphobia, misogyny, rape)
i listened to “all you can ever know” recently while recovering from top surgery. this is beneath me, but also is true: i resented nicole for this entire book.
wow i — did not care for this at all.
The Song of Achilles I LOVED THIS BOOK. i picked it up a little bit on a whim from amazon’s not-a-library library, and ended up tearing through it in 3 days (which is remarkable for me, now that i am old and my attention span is shit).