"Lester uses these witty essays to help undermine some persistent myths."
—New York Times
"In brisk and readable prose, CN Lester's Trans Like Me
clearly maps our culture's current fixation on transgender issues. It's an indispensable insider's guide for the uninitiated, as well as a handy compendium of talking points for anyone who finds themselves needing to answer questions on contemporary trans lives."—Susan Stryker, author of Transgender History
"CN Lester merges personal narrative and media critique of the "trans tipping point" with clear eyes, sharp focus, and thoughtfulness in this beautiful, accessible book. If you've ever been curious about how narrative shapes bodies -- trans or otherwise -- and want an engaging instruction in how one can reshape it, read this book."
—Thomas Page McBee
"The book to give your cis friends."
—Stephanie Burt, author of How to Read Poetry
"A winning collection of essays...offers perspective and clarity on issues that, time and again, are stumbling blocks to trans acceptance and celebration of human gender diversity."
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Lucid and insightful...cautiously optimistic about the future of the trans experience, auguring a positive future that will surely be hastened by such important works as this one."
"Accessible for both scholars and readers interested in trans rights."
"Lester's open and honest discussion about the trans experience is an invaluable resource for those looking to be an ally to the trans community."
"A timely, informative, and valued contribution to the national dialogue."
—Midwest Book Review