08/15/2012 7:00 pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes author and activist Kate Bornstein to the store to discuss and sign her new memoir, A Queer and Pleasant Danger, on Wednesday, August 15th at 7pm.
Scientologist, husband and father, tranny, sailor, slave, playwright, dyke, gender outlaw - these are just a few words that have defined Kate Bornstein during her extraordinary life. Wickedly funny and disarmingly honest, A Queer and Pleasant Danger is her most intimate book yet. With wisdom, wit, and an unwavering resolution to tell the truth, Bornstein shares her story: from a nice Jewish boy growing up in New Jersey to a strappingly handsome lieutenant of the Church of Scientology to 1990s Seattle, where she becomes a rising star in the lesbian community. "This book is unbelievably powerful and affecting. If Kate Bornstein didn't exist, we would have to invent her. But luckily for queers, straights, gender outlaws, and general readers, Bornstein is out and out there." - Dan Savage
Kate Bornstein is a performance artist and playwright who has authored several award-winning books, including Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and The Rest of Us, My Gender Workbook, and Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws. She has earned two citations of honor from the New York City Council and garnered praise from civil rights groups around the globe. Kate lives in New York City with her girlfriend, three cats, two dogs, and a turtle.