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Kate Bornstein is a performance artist, playwright, and advocate for teens, freaks, and other outlaws. She has authored several award-winning books, including Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us, My Gender Workbook, and Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, mostrar mais and Other Outlaws. Kate lives in New York City with her girlfriend, three cats, two dogs, and a turtle. mostrar menos

Obras de Kate Bornstein

Associated Works

Boys Like Her: Transfictions (1998) — Prefácio, algumas edições177 cópias, 2 resenhas
Live Through This: On Creativity and Self-Destruction (2008) — Contribuinte — 125 cópias
Best of the Best Lesbian Erotica (2000) — Contribuinte — 99 cópias, 1 resenha
Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica (2011) — Contribuinte — 94 cópias, 1 resenha
First Person Queer: Who We Are (So Far) (2007) — Contribuinte — 92 cópias, 4 resenhas
A Fictional History of the United States : with Huge Chunks Missing (2006) — Contribuinte — 77 cópias, 2 resenhas
Best Lesbian Erotica 1996 (1996) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias
Ritual Sex (1996) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
Once Upon a Time: Erotic Fairy Tales For Women (1996) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
Noirotica 3: Stolen Kisses (2000) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Noirotica 2: Pulp Friction (1997) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Bornstein, Kate
Nome de batismo
Bornstein, Katherine Vandam
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Neptune City, New Jersey, United States
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
Brown University (BA|1969)
performance artist
Scientology ship crew
Carrellas, Barbara (partner)
Pequena biografia
Kate was born outside of Fargo, North Dakota in a log cabin ze helped hir parents build. Hir father was a Lutheran minister, and hir mother was Miss Betty Crocker, 1939. Kate has lived in the queer ghettos of Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seattle. Ze currently lives with hir partner--sex pioneer, writer and performance artist Barbara Carrellas--in New York City, along with their two pugs, two cats, two turtles, and a thriving well-populated ant farm.

In 1986, Bornstein identified as gender non-conforming, saying "I don't call myself a woman, and I know I'm not a man."

Per their website, Bornstein now (2021) identifies as nonbinary and uses the pronouns they/them or she/her.



A chatty, breezy summary of an often-challenging, sometimes exceptionally difficult life. It provided some useful context to Bornstein's other work, but it stayed too surface level in some ways, did too much "telling" versus "showing," which is a significant danger in autobiography, especially one as wide-ranging and full of sensitive topics as this one.
localgayangel | outras 14 resenhas | Mar 5, 2024 |
Goofy, naive, messily plotted at best, definitely ~~~problematic. Written in the year of my birth, so it's about an era of the Internet that seems almost unreachably distant to me, but. There are conversations in this book I've had nearly verbatim; there's sex (cyber and otherwise) that I've had and never seen written anywhere else until this book. To be fair I am also goofy, naive, messy and problematic. I felt seen, and I can't help but say thank you to the authors, for being brave enough to write this and publish it, in all its glory.… (mais)
localgayangel | outras 3 resenhas | Mar 5, 2024 |
Read in college, for leisure. A lot of other books and blogs I was reading referenced My Gender Workbook, so I was excited to finally get my hands on a copy. Sadly, it's not really what it says on the tin. Rather than presenting different options and asking difficult interesting questions, My Gender Workbook has a strong agenda, all the exercises push you towards that agenda, and there's not a lot of other interesting stuff, especially if you're already familiar with the (101-level) arguments. I ended up skimming it.

tl;dr: Good for people who haven't ever thought about it before; less good for people who already have significant trangst.
… (mais)
caedocyon | outras 6 resenhas | Feb 21, 2024 |
Everything was related back to sex, which would have been fine if the book's intentions had been clearly stated to be this focused on sex. But it was not, so the constant metaphor and reference was uncomfortable and distracting.
EmberMantles | outras 14 resenhas | Jan 1, 2024 |



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