Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man
by Thomas Page Mcbee
Release Date: August 14
When trans writer Thomas Page Mcbee finds himself training for a charity boxing match that will happen at Madison Square Garden, he begins grappling with the intricate links between the sport, violence, and cultural perceptions of masculinity. Mcbee uses boxing as a lens to analyze a number of different issues, including going to the gym as a trans man, learning how to hit back, and how men can create a masculinity that is not predicated on oppressing others.