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The Resource Surpassing certainty : what my twenties taught me, Janet Mock

Surpassing certainty : what my twenties taught me, Janet Mock

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Surpassing certainty : what my twenties taught me
Title
Surpassing certainty
Title remainder
what my twenties taught me
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Janet Mock
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Language
eng
Summary
"Riveting, rousing, and utterly real, Surpassing Certainty is a portrait of a young woman searching for her purpose and place in the world--without a road map to guide her. The journey begins a few months before her twentieth birthday. Janet Mock is adjusting to her days as a first-generation college student at the University of Hawaii and her nights as a dancer at a strip club. Finally content in her body, she vacillates between flaunting and concealing herself as she navigates dating and disclosure, sex and intimacy, and most important, letting herself be truly seen. Under the neon lights of Club Nu, Janet meets Troy, a yeoman stationed at Pearl Harbor naval base, who becomes her first. The pleasures and perils of their union serve as a backdrop for Janet's progression through her early twenties with all the universal growing pains--falling in and out of love, living away from home, and figuring out what she wants to do with her life. Despite her disadvantages, fueled by her dreams and inimitable drive, Janet makes her way through New York City while holding her truth close. She builds a career in the highly competitive world of magazine publishing--within the unique context of being trans, a woman, and a person of color. Long before she became one of the world's most respected media figures and lauded leaders for equality and justice, Janet was a girl taking the time she needed to just be--to learn how to advocate for herself before becoming an advocate for others. As you witness Janet's slow-won success and painful failures, Surpassing Certainty will embolden you, shift the way you see others, and affirm your journey in search of self"--Provided by publisher
Summary
The transgender activist and author of Redefining Realness presents a memoir of her search for purpose, love and self-realization in an early adulthood marked by her education at the University of Hawaii, a defining relationship and her entry into journalism
Storyline
Biography type
autobiography
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10564938
Cataloging source
DLC
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1983-
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Mock, Janet
Dewey number
306.76/8
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1983-
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Mock, Janet
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True
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  • Mock, Janet
  • University of Hawaii (Honolulu)
  • Transgender people
  • Racially mixed people
  • Young women
  • Periodicals
  • Social advocacy
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • Racially mixed people
Target audience
adult
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what my twenties taught me
Label
Surpassing certainty : what my twenties taught me, Janet Mock
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Continues: Redefining realness. 2014
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn987909454
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xxi, 224 pages
Isbn
9781501145797
Lccn
2017003361
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)987909454
Label
Surpassing certainty : what my twenties taught me, Janet Mock
Publication
Note
Continues: Redefining realness. 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn987909454
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xxi, 224 pages
Isbn
9781501145797
Lccn
2017003361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)987909454

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