Pencil Me In: A Trans Perspective in a Gendered World
By Michael Eric Brown
ISBN-10: 0-9968309-0-1 (print)
ISBN-13: 978-0-9968309-0-4 (print)
ISBN-10: 0-9968309-1-X (e-book)
ISBN-13: 978-0-9968309-1-1 (ebook)
Michael Eric Brown shares not only his personal life as a transgender man, but he also talks candidly about gender roles and societal expectations. Approaching the subjects with frankness and occasional humor, he shares his experiences as well as those of countless others in the transgender community in order to communicate openly what it means to be a transgender individual in today’s society.
MORE ABOUT THE BOOK
This book presents a straight-forward examination of definitions and perceptions of gender roles and expectations, and the oppression transgender people are forced to overcome due to these expectations. Covering areas such as the language of gender, feminist views, oppression and more, Michael approaches the subject of being transgender in a world that is still struggling to acknowledge that gender really isn’t just a black and white binary concept. He applies personal examples, observations and statistics in order to enlighten and educate in an informative and reader-friendly style.
Pencil Me in was written in small increments over several years and ultimately the pieces have become chapters in the book. Michael shares his experiences of growing up as a victim of Munchausen by Proxy from his drug-addicted mother, incest, overcoming intense anger issues and the years of healing and self-discoveries to finally become the person he is now.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“In Michael Eric Brown’s latest book, Pencil Me In, he leads us through the challenges and triumphs of his life and transition from a man trapped inside the body of a genetic female. His struggles through childhood physical and sexual abuse, psychological turmoil, drug use and trying to fit into the lesbian world are all remarkable, but not as much as his path to finding peace and happiness as a man. People interested in gender, others who are faced with their own, or a loved one’s transition, and therapists/academics who wish to understand and share the insider’s view of the gendered world will find this book a necessity.” – David S Bathory, PsyD, Bathory International, Specialist in LBGTQI & Trauma
“Everyone who is trans or gender questioning, or has family that is or works with these interesting people should read this book that gives such good advice and insight into our changing world.” – Just Evelyn, Author, “Mom, I Need to be a Girl”
Pencil Me In is available in Paperback and digital editions.