Real Man Adventures (Paperback)

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T Cooper has this “thing,” he calls it. He says it is a part of his past but he also kind of thinks it defines everything he is now. T’s a writer, a husand, father and he rescues Pit Bulls, but he was also designated female at birth and transitioned later in life. This is his, sort of, memoir/societal study on what manliness and masculinity is. With great humor and stark frankness, Cooper sheds some light on a subject I knew little about through a series of short essays and interviews with friends, family and members of the LGBT community.

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T Cooper has this “thing,” he calls it. He says it is a part of his past but he also kind of thinks it defines everything he is now. T’s a writer, a husand, father and he rescues Pit Bulls, but he was also designated female at birth and transitioned later in life. This is his, sort of, memoir/societal study on what manliness and masculinity is. With great humor and stark frankness, Cooper sheds some light on a subject I knew little about through a series of short essays and interviews with friends, family and members of the LGBT community. - Jeremy

— From Memoirs (page 1)

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T Cooper's Real Man Adventures is not a memoir. It's an adventure story--and one packed with all the requisite dark alleys, disguises, leading ladies, and plot twists.

Cooper's bold and bracing exploration of his transition to male unfurls in a series of inspired vignettes, intimate letters never sent, interviews, lists, and good old-fashioned stories that capture the range of the human experience. Real Man Adventures is a "sharp, hilarious, incredibly personal, and ingenuously honest look at what the hell it even means to be a man" (Interview magazine).

About the Author


T Cooper is the author of three novels, including the bestselling The Beaufort Diaries and Lipshitz Six, or Two Angry Blondes. Cooper's work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Believer, and One Story, among others. He lives in both New York and the South with his wife, children, and two rescue pit bulls.


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Product Details
ISBN: 9781938073755
ISBN-10: 1938073754
Publisher: McSweeney's
Publication Date: November 26th, 2013
Pages: 272
Language: English