What They’re Reading: Brian Dodge
Posted January 17, 2014
Book recommendations from experts in the fields of sexuality, gender, health, science and relationships.
“In his 13th book, In One Person: A Novel, John Irving makes a serious attempt at breaking down the binary boundaries that make “black and white” out of our world that is made up of infinite shades of gray in reality. He makes the case for genuine sexual liberty, not just tolerance within the context of relationships that reinforce the hetero-normative confines that have dominated our ‘sexually naïve country’ for centuries.”
“The beautifully written book makes complex characters and relationships accessible to all readers without sacrificing any of their uniqueness. In particular, it’s a must-read for bisexual and transgender individuals who have all too often been bullied and pigeonholed into socially constructed boxes that do not fully represent the depth of their genders and sexualities … and who have sadly, until now, felt alone in their experience of such trauma from both heterosexual and homosexual peers.”