The bold world : a memoir of family and transformation / Jodie Patterson.

Author
Patterson, Jodie, 1970- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
First edition.
Published/​Created
  • New York, NY : Ballantine Books, [2019]
  • ©2019
Description
xxii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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Summary note
"Jodie Patterson is the mother of five children, including her ten-year-old transgender son Penelope, the catalyst for the author's reexamination of identity within her own dynamic household--and the wider world. This inspiring and highly personal debut memoir goes on to examine Jodie's extended families' African American experiences with racism and civil rights, and her own coming of age in New York City in the 1970s and 80s, and later on as a wife, mother, and activist. With a novelist's sense of artful structure and pacing, Jodie turns her lens on a range of subjects--from the women who raised her and provided strength and comfort, all the while going against cultural norms and gender expectations, to her own children, who acted as a vehicle for Jodie's own growth and ultimately her acceptance of her very diverse family. The result is an exquisite study in transformation, identity, courage, and love"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents
Roots -- The women -- Serious daring -- She -- Santa Claus is a black man -- Resurrection -- As it were -- Faith is karma. Karma is faith -- Penelope -- Tunnel vision -- The room -- 10,000 hours -- Shifting -- What breaks -- I, woman (The South, revisited) -- This body. This boy. This magic -- The highest vibration -- The widest sense of we -- The lab -- Passing -- A boy named Penelope -- The loss and the gain -- This spot.
ISBN
  • 9780399179013 ((hardcover))
  • 0399179011
LCCN
2018039475
OCLC
1035463001
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