Trans Like Me by CN Lester

Trans Like Me by CN Lester


What does it mean to be transgender?

How do we discuss the subject?

‘Lester makes the most complex of subjects easy to digest. I finished with more insight and knowledge than I ever expected’ Stylist

In this eye-opening book, CN Lester, academic and activist, takes us on a journey through some of the most pressing issues concerning the trans debate: from pronouns to Caitlyn Jenner; from feminist and LGBTQ activists, to the rise in referrals for gender variant children – all by way of insightful and moving passages about the author’s own experience. Trans Like Me shows us how to strive for authenticity in a world which often seeks to limit us by way of labels.

‘CN Lester breaks down the myths and misconceptions about trans people and politics with clarity and calm. An important, timely book’ Juliet Jacques

‘CN Lester is a writer for our times – a moving, learned and essential voice at the razor edge of gender politics’ Laurie Penny

‘One of the year’s most important books on transgender identity’ Gay Times


'[A] timely collection of essays on the trans experience, bringing together anecdotes from CN Lester's own life, alongside an analysis of the media, and forgotten moments of LGBT history, always with an activist's eye for the marginalised or ignored. Lester's writing is refreshing and accessible.' Diva

  • Details

    Imprint: Virago

    Publication: 25th May 2017

    ISBN: 9780349008615