The lead singer and front woman for the punk rock band Against Me!, Laura Jane Grace, has announced that she will be releasing a new book.
The memoir, ‘Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout’ is set for release on November 15th this year, and has been written with the help of Dan Ozzi. The book is reported to include ‘never before published journal entries, which reach back to childhood’.
Dan Ozzi told Entertainment Weekly ‘The book mixes narrative about Laura’s life – growing up with dysphoria and playing our generation’s most influential punk band – with amazing journal entries she’s been keeping since she was a kid.’
Laura took to Instagram and Twitter to talk about the upcoming book. ‘Big announcement!!!! On November 15th, 2016 Hachett
e Books will release a memoir titled Tranny: Confessions Of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout.
‘Written with much help from music writer Dan Ozzi (thank you Dan!), cover art by artist Chris Norris (thank you Chris!).’
Laura tweeted about the book, stating that it is in ‘no way what-so-ever about self glorification or hero worship’, she went on to tweet that ‘Any trans person who has written a book in effort to elevate themselves onto a pedestal, well I want my book to be anti-that’.
She also spoke about the title, explaining why she chose a potentially charged term that many in the trans community see as a slur.
Laura has also been using Twitter to respond to users who have taken an issue with the book’s title.