Jacob Tobia with Dave Wheeler
“Sissy” was Jacob Tobia’s first gender identity, the “first word the world ever gave me.” A gender nonconforming writer, producer and performer based in Los Angeles, and a member of both the Forbes “30 Under 30” and the OUT 100, Jacob Tobia is here a new memoir, Sissy: a Coming-of-Gender Story (Putnam).
“Tobia, who uses "they" and "their" as pronouns, is a gifted storyteller. Their fascinating story begins with life as a feminine little boy, whose best friends were girls, to graduation summa cum laude from Duke as a proud trans person. Along the way, it's a classic coming-of-age story that doubles as a quest to discover one's gender identity. ..Always thoughtful, Tobia writes extremely well, with insight, lucidity, occasional anger, and, when things get too serious, wit. The result is, hands down, one of the best trans narratives available.”-Booklist.
Jacob Tobia appears in conversation with Dave Wheeler, Associate Editor at Shelf Awareness.