I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Book of Non-Binary Joy by Ben Pechey
Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers on May 19, 2022
Genres: Family & Relationships / LGBTQ, Juvenile Nonfiction / Social Topics / Dating & Relationships, Social Science / Gender Studies, Social Science / LGBTQ+ Studies / Lesbian Studies, Social Science / LGBTQ+ Studies / Transgender Studies
Format: ARC, eBook
'A joy to read' JEFFREY MARSH
'I'm so happy this book exists' FREDDY MCCONNELL
'Full of wit, fun and wisdom!' ALEX IANTAFFI
'Oh hello darling, and welcome to The Book of Non-Binary Joy! This book is here to help you be yourself - free from judgement and expectation - as you unlock more joy in your life. Take my hand, and let's start your journey of self-love today.'
Whether you are at the start of your journey or have been on the wild ride of gender introspection for a long time, this guide is here to help you thrive as your authentic - and most fabulous - non-binary self. With personal stories, valuable insights and interactive sections, this inspiring book covers a wide range of topics, including mental health, pleasure, fashion, understanding your past, allyship privilege and self-expression.
Written with warmth and unapologetic humour, and with bold illustrations throughout, Ben Pechey has created the ultimate safe space for you to embrace your non-binary life and start living.
This book is. Fine. If I was not ten years into my nonbinary self and incredibly confident in it, it’s possible I would have enjoyed it more. But this might also be a “problem” with how it is a self-help book. Lots of allies and cisgender people enjoyed this book, so maybe it will be for you! But it was not for me. I felt kind of talked down to and spoken to like a tiny baby animal, which is great for many people! I am simply not one of them.
Three stars. Bookshop link here.