Pageboy

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It was two months before the world premiere of ‘Juno’, and Elliot Page was in his first ever queer bar. The hot summer air hung heavy around him as he looked at her. And then it happened. In front of everyone. A previously unfathomable experience. Here he was on the precipice of discovering himself as a queer person, as a trans person. Getting closer to his desires, his dreams, himself, without the repression he’d carried for so long. But for Elliot, two steps forward had always come with one step back. With Juno’s massive success, Elliot became one of the world’s most beloved actors. His dreams were coming true, but the pressure to perform suffocated him. He was forced to play the part of the glossy young starlet, a role that made his skin crawl, on and off set. The career that had been an escape out of his reality and into a world of imagination was suddenly a nightmare.

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‘Singular’ Daily Telegraph
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‘Vivid? Moving? Juicy’ NPR

‘A profoundly talented writer’ Elizabeth Day
‘Raw, harrowing, and often heartbreaking’ LA Times
‘Written by a sensitive soul’ Guardian

Before the world premiere of Juno Elliot Page was on the edge of self-discovery. But with Juno‘s massive success and his dreams coming true, Elliot found himself trapped by the spotlight and the pressure to perform was suffocating him. Until enough was enough. From chasing down secret love affairs to battling body image and working through his difficult childhood, Pageboy is a beautiful, intimate book about searching for ourselves and our place in the world.

‘An emotional read, delivered in image-drenched prose.’ Washington Post
‘The emergence of our true selves is all of our life’s work. Pageboy helps chart the course.’ Jamie Lee Curtis

Pageboy is like listening to a friend… Now is an excellent time to read this humanizing and well-written memoir.’ Associated Press

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Weight 0.205 kg
Dimensions 19.7 × 12.9 × 1.8 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

288

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

306.768092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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