Mid-Sentence | Amateur: Thomas Page McBee with Amanda Hess

Mon. Sep 24, 2018 at 6:30pm EDT
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Firsthand lessons about gender, masculinity, and violence from inside a boxing ring.


In the memoir Amateur, a trans man learns how to hit and get hit back, absorb the mores of male locker room camaraderie, and confront the limitations and strength of his own body. While training for a charity boxing match at Madison Square Garden, Thomas Page McBee gains insight into the stereotypes and shifting realities of modern masculinity.


McBee, the author of the Lambda award-winning memoir Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness, and Becoming a Man, will be joined in conversation by Amanda Hess, a critic-at-large for the New York Times. She writes about internet culture, gender, and society for the Arts section and The New York Times Magazine.


Mid-Sentence presents a series of conversations with groundbreaking literary voices. Indie authors and cult favorites explore the intersections between literature and lived experience.




ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing accessibility@nypl.org.

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Mid-Manhattan Library Program Room 476 Fifth Avenue (42nd Street Entrance)
New York, NY 10018