REAL MAN ADVENTURES (PAPERBACK)
T Cooper’s Real Man Adventures is not a memoir. It’s an adventure story—and one packed with all the requisite dark alleys, disguises, leading ladies, and plot twists.
Cooper’s bold and bracing exploration of his transition to male unfurls in a series of inspired vignettes, intimate letters never sent, interviews, lists, and good old-fashioned stories that capture the range of the human experience. Real Man Adventures is a “sharp, hilarious, incredibly personal, and ingenuously honest look at what the hell it even means to be a man” (Interview magazine).
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Check out Cooper’s profile in Publishers Weekly right here.
Praise for Real Man Adventures:
“In this mind-bendingly good book, T Cooper gets to the heart of what it is to be human by circling around questions most of us don’t ever know to ask. Subtle, engaging, righteously furious and often brilliant, this book radiates infinite possibility.”
“[A} sharp, hilarious, incredibly personal, and ingenuously honest look at what the hell it even means to be a man.”
“Humorous, surprising, and heartfelt.”
“Sublime confidence and spirit distinguishes this unorthodox memoir of gender and identity.”
“You’ve never read a book about this particular experience told in such a compelling voice.”
—Paul Constant, The Stranger
“This is a terrifically entertaining, often hilarious book.”
“T Cooper bravely and often hilariously shares his life as a transgender family man in Real Man Adventures.”
“A deeply personal, honest, and wildly creative expression of Cooper’s view of himself and of the world in which he lives.”
“A completely original take on the personal transgender narrative.”
—Lambda Literary Review
Cooper emphasizes the broader concept of humanity, which makes us more similar than different.”
—The Daily Californian
“Cooper’s is an absorbing adventure.”
—Time Out Chicago
“Deeply honest… a brave book. The irreverent, wry humor throughout keeps Cooper’s brash personality at center stage, where it belongs.”
“A valuable, enlightening document that sidesteps cliché and easy answers in favor of a bracing account of what it means—for Cooper—to be a man in this world.”
—The Portland Mercury
“At turns distancing and powerfully intimate, like a person consciously revealing himself.”
—Justin Cascio, Good Men Project