Gender FailureBook - 2014
Being a girl was something that never really happened for me. ―Rae Spoon
Ivan E. Coyote and Rae Spoon are accomplished, award-winning writers, musicians, and performers; they are also both admitted "gender failures." In their first collaborative book, Ivan and Rae explore and expose their failed attempts at fitting into the gender binary, and how ultimately our expectations and assumptions around traditional gender roles fail us all.
Based on their acclaimed 2012 live show that toured across Canada and the US and in Europe, Gender Failure is a poignant collection of autobiographical essays, lyrics, and images documenting Ivan and Rae's personal journeys from gender failure to gender self-acceptance. Equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking, it's a book that will touch LGBTQ readers and others, revealing, with candor and insight, that gender comes in more than two sizes.
From Library Staff
vpl_booksjustforyou Apr 19, 2017
A remarkable teaming up of author and musician. An explorative memoir that delves into Coyotes and Spoons attempt to fit it and ultimately flop out of traditional gender roles. A well written, humorous and empathic read.
vpl_booksjustforyou Apr 12, 2017
A remarkable teaming up of author and musician. An exploratory memoir that delves into Coyote's and Spoon's attempt to fit it and untimely flop out of traditional gender roles. A well written, humorous and empathic read.
vpl_booksjustforyou Nov 24, 2016
Local author and storyteller Ivan E. Coyote (Loose Ends, Missed Her) teams up with local writer and musician Rae Spoon (First Spring Grass Fire) in a meditation on gender and identity.
Ivan E. Coyote has teamed up with Rae Spoon to create this memoir based on their acclaimed 2012 live show of the same name. They explore, through autobiographical essays, lyrics, and images, their failed attempts at fitting into the gender binary.
vpl_informationservice May 20, 2015
In a book that started as a live touring show, Ivan E. Coyote and Rae Spoon share moving, personal stories from their lives. Ivan E. Coyote was VPL's 2009 Writer in Residence.