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Nina Here Nor There - My Journey Beyond Gender
Nina Here Nor There: My Journey Beyond Gender
Author: Nick Krieger
Product Code: 0092 ISBN: 978-080700092-2
Pages: 
216
Binding Information: Paperback 
Size: 
5.5 X 8.5 Inches (US)
Illustrated: 
No
Copyright Date Ed: 
05/10/2011
Trade Code: 
00P
Price: $15.00 In stock.
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The next-generation Stone Butch Blues--a contemporary memoir of gender awakening and a classic tale of first love and self-discovery.
Ambitious, sporty, feminine "capital-L lesbians" had been Nina Krieger's type, for friends that is. She hadn't dated in seven years, a period of non-stop traveling-searching for what, or avoiding what, she didn't know. When she lands in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood, her roommates introduce her to a whole new world, full of people who identify as queer, who modify their bodies and blur the line between woman and man, who defy everything Nina thought she knew about gender and identity. Despite herself, Nina is drawn to the people she once considered freaks, and before long, she is forging a path that is neither man nor woman, here nor there. This candid and humorous memoir of gender awakening brings readers into the world of the next generation of transgender warriors and tells a classic tale of first love and self-discovery.

Read chapter one, "Ta-Ta Tatas


In the Media

Click here to read a review of Nick Krieger's work on the blog The Accidental Beard.

Click here to listen to an interview with Nick Krieger on the blog Tranifesto.

Click here to read about Nina Here Nor There as one of Original Plumbing's top ten book picks.

Click here to read about Nina Here Nor There in the UK's International Business Times.

Click here to read a review of Nina Here Nor There in Q Notes.

Click here to read a review of Nina Here Nor There in the Dallas Voice.

Click here to listen to an interview featuring Nick Krieger on WBAI's Out FM.

Click here to watch a video featuring Nick Krieger and his brother in support of the DeVote Campaign.

Click here to read Krieger's guest op-ed on Advocate.com.

Click here to listen to an interview with Nick Krieger on Pacifica's WBAI 99.5/ OUT-FM

Click here to read a Q&A with Krieger posted on the blog en | Gender

Click here to read an article featuring Nina Here Nor There in Gulf Islands Driftwood

Click here to read a Q&A with Krieger posted on the blog Canonball

Click here to listen to an interview featuring Nick Krieger on Furit Salad/Co-Op Radio.

Click here to listen to an interview with Nick Krieger on KUSP's Talk of the Bay

Click here to read a review of Nick Krieger's work in the Dallas Voice

Click here to listen to an interview with Nick Krieger posted on Inquire Within

Click here to read a review of Krieger's work posted on the GLADD Blog

Click here to read an excerpt of Krieger's work posted on Women's E-News

Click here to read an excerpt from Nina Here Nor There posted on Velvetpark

Click here to read Krieger's most recent blog post on 365gay.com

Click here to read a recent write-up of Krieger's work in the San Francisco Weekly

Click here to read a review of Krieger's work on the PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) website

Click here to read a review of Krieger's work on the blog Skip the Makeup

Click here to read Krieger's blog post on 365 gay.com

Click here to watch a video featuring Nick Krieger on gender crimes.

Click here to read a Q&A with Krieger on VelvetPark

Click here to read Krieger's guest blog on Original Plumbing

Click here to watch the book trailer for Nina Here Nor There featured on Joe.My.God.

Click here to read an excerpt of Krieger's work in Guernica

Click here to read Krieger's guest blog on Original Plumbing

Click here to read of Nina Here Nor There's selection as one of the "Best of the Year" in Between the Lines/Pride Source


Click here to see Nina Here Nor There featured as an Honor Book for the 2012 Stonewall Book Award in non-fiction.

Reviews
Review   Publishers Weekly - February 21, 2011
"A beautifully rendered and personal account that feels like a fresh addition to trans literature."
Review   Lambda Literary - May 15, 2011
“Reading Nina Here Nor There is like taking a tour through San Francisco’s transmale culture by the most charming guide you could hope for…an important contribution to the body of literature about contemporary queer culture and lives. Nina Here Nor There is a book queers across the gender and sexuality spectrum should read. An insightful, accessible, and witty page-turner, Nina Here Nor There is the transgender narrative we’ve been waiting for.”
Review   Feministing - May 31, 2011
“In our media context, where only one kind of narrative about transition seems to be allowed, this alternate personal story can feel pretty revolutionary…He writes incredibly perceptively about issues like gender and class, approaching them through storytelling and subtle personal exploration instead of explaining through standard social justice language…Nina Here Nor There offers an honest, personal take on many aspects of identity...”
Review   The Bay Area Reporter - May 1, 2011
“[Nina Here Nor There is] an edifying, passionate memoir …the uninitiated and the curious will find these pages brimming with an enlightening, first-person experience that is both intriguing and educating…What emerges is a powerful and moving portrait of one man's quest for happiness in finding the truest sense of himself. Krieger has produced an intimate memoir about how vital physical changes can beautify every aspect of life, inside and out.”
Review   Bust Magazine - June 1, 2011
“In a twist on the traditional transgender narrative, Nick identifies as neither male nor female and invites readers to view gender not as a binary or a spectrum but as an infinitely beautiful ‘kaleidoscope.’ Narrated with verve, charm, and humor, Krieger’s memoir doesn’t hold back on self-examination and emotional honesty, and will likely upend some of your preconceptions.”
Review   The Windy City Times - May 1, 2011
“The memoir is a journey that grabs your heart and stretches your brain into new ways of thinking.”
Review   OUTview Online - July 10, 2011
“His experience as a travel writer brings cultural details into sharp focus, and weighs individual meanings…a well written travel guide to Nick’s corner of the world."
Review   Largehearted Boy - July 12, 2011
“Nick Krieger's Nina Here Nor There: My Journey Beyond Gender is a passionate and honest memoir. Krieger recounts his personal search for identity and gender with humor and emotional honesty, making this one of the year's most moving books.”
Review   GO Magazine - August 15, 2011
"Nina Here Nor There (and how clever a title is that?) is…a very well-written, important book…Nina Here Nor There works on several levels—as a guide for people who want to transition; as a conversation-starter for those interested in gender issues; as a heartfelt memoir; and as a fun, fly-on-the-wall look at San Francisco's diverse LGBT scene.”
Review   Washington Blade - August 15, 2011
"As Kreiger explores the gender spectrum, we do too. At the same time he’s seeing the blurred lines of woman and not-woman, we see it as well. The journey is a good one, shared…The book is a captivating fresh take on the fluidity of gender to which many LGBTs will relate.”
Review   Curve Magazine - October 1, 2011
“…[B]eautifully written…Accessible and full of humor, there’s no question that in the growing canon of first person transgender narratives, this is already a classic.”
Review   Queering the Campus - January 1, 2012
“Nick's story is refreshing because he doesn't abide by the 'heterosexual man trapped in a woman's body' narrative that we're so used to hearing in the news. It's more nuanced and…feels so much more real and personal.”
Review   Transforming Love - April 15, 2012
"I found Nick Kreiger's memoir to be non-threatening and honest. It was candid and answered many questions I didn't even know to ask."

Quotes
“A new and welcome voice in transgender memoir.”—Kate Bornstein, author of Gender Outlaw

“A personal, insightful, and nuanced discussion of the life experiences and tough decisions that inform transgender identities. The language is precise, the thinking is complex, and the self-questioning is funny and honest. This is a profound and moving book, and its existence makes me happy.”—Stephen Beachy, author of Distortion

“It’s a rare memoir that can tell a story that seems brand new, but Nina Here Nor There does it. This one-of-a-kind narrator undertakes a quest that is unmistakably timely. But in its yearning for awareness and connection, this book feels timeless.”—K. M. Soehnlein, author of Robin and Ruby

“With inimitable charm . . . Nina Here Nor There depicts the trans experience in a way that anyone can identify with, and everyone will enjoy.”—Thea Hillman, author of Intersex (For Lack of a Better Word)

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