Arsenal Pulp Press

October 2020



Like a Boy but Not a Boy

andrea bennett

Inquisitive and expansive, Like a Boy but Not a Boy explores National Magazine award-winning author and editor andrea bennett’s experiences with gender expectations, being a non-binary parent, and the sometimes funny and sometimes difficult task of living in a body. The book’s fourteen essays also delve incisively into the interconnected themes of mental illness, mortality, creative work, class, and bike mechanics (apparently you can learn a lot about yourself through trueing a wheel). With thoughtfulness and acute observation, bennett reveals intimate truths about the human experience, whether one is outside the gender binary or not.