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Book Club to Discuss Author’s Transsexual Journey

RealManA writer’s transsexual journey will be the topic of the next Common Ground Book Club. T Cooper’s Real Man Adventures will be the subject of discussion on Tuesday, February 19, at 4:30 p.m. in the Culture Corner, first floor of Hodges Library.

Real Man Adventures is a collage of letters, essays, interviews, artwork, and conversations exploring what it means to be a man. T Cooper maintains a sense of humor as he takes us through his transition into identifying as male — even publishing the letter he wrote to his parents to inform them that he “wasn’t their daughter anymore.” It’s a brash, wildly inventive, and comic exploration of the paradoxes and pleasures of masculinity.

The UT Libraries’ Common Ground Book Club reads and discusses books that treat international and intercultural themes. Read the book now and join the February 19 discussion led by dean of libraries Steve Smith.

Copies of Real Man Adventures are available at the UT Bookstore. Read selected chapters on

T Cooper will read from his works at Writers in the Library later this semester. Join us for his reading on March 11. More at

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