Some Assembly Required : The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen, Paperback / softback Book

Some Assembly Required : The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen Paperback / softback


Seventeen-year-old Arin Andrews shares all the hilarious, painful, and poignant details of undergoing gender reassignment as a high school student in this winning first-of-its-kind memoir.

Now with a reading group guide and an all-new afterword from the author! In this revolutionary first-of-its-kind memoir, Arin Andrews details the journey that led him to make the life-transforming decision to undergo gender reassignment as a high school junior.

In his captivatingly witty, honest voice, Arin reveals the challenges he faced as a boy in a girl's body, the humiliation and anger he felt after getting kicked out of his private school, and all the changes both mental and physical-he experienced once his transition began. Some Assembly Required is a true coming-of-age story about knocking down obstacles and embracing family, friendship, and first love.

But more than that, it is a reminder that self-acceptance does not come ready-made with a manual and spare parts.

Rather, some assembly is always required.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 272 pages, f-c cvr (spot gloss on matte film); b-w interior photos
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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  • Category: Non-fiction
  • ISBN: 9781481416764

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