Pageboy - Elliot Page

Pageboy

By Elliot Page

  • Release Date: 2023-06-06
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4
4
From 169 Ratings

Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A New York Times "100 Notable Books of 2023"
A TIME Magazine "100 Must-Read Books of 2023"
A Washington Post "50 Notable Works of Nonfiction"
An Autostraddle "Best Queer Books of 2023"

“Vivid…Moving…Juicy” – NPR

"Eloquent and enthralling..."
Washington Post

"Searing, deeply moving, and incredibly poignant... This isn’t simply a book on what it means to be trans, it’s about what it means to be human." —Alok Vaid-Menon

Full of intimate stories, from chasing down secret love affairs to battling body image and struggling with familial strife, Pageboy is a love letter to the power of being seen. With this evocative and lyrical debut, Oscar-nominated star Elliot Page captures the universal human experience of searching for ourselves and our place in this complicated world.

“Can I kiss you?” 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.

As he navigated criticism and abuse from some of the most powerful people in Hollywood, a past that snapped at his heels, and a society dead set on forcing him into a binary, Elliot often stayed silent, unsure of what to do. Until enough was enough.

The Oscar-nominated star who captivated the world with his performance in Juno finally shares his story in a groundbreaking and inspiring memoir about love, family, fame — and stepping into who we truly are with strength, joy and connection.

Reviews

  • A brave, bittersweet and incredibly inspirational memoir,

    5
    By clyde harvey
    A brave, bittersweet and incredibly inspirational memoir. Bravo Elliot!
  • Full Hearted Pain

    5
    By BigAppleGreg
    A gut wrenching view of just being hopelessly trapped, and then thankfully freed. Grateful this story was shared - thank you.
  • Very jumpy

    3
    By EVIL VW
    I felt it was hard to figure out when something took place. Would have been a little better if the chapter or section specified the date or his age. Or was in chronological order. But it was a good read for the most part. Thanks for making me cry.
  • Revealing

    4
    By crazy firecracker
    This book came across my news feed and looked interesting. I thank Elliot for letting me in on his life and what’s it’s like being trans.. and his journey. I now have a different attitude and perspective on the trans community..
  • Sad

    2
    By Blackout Victim
    Ellen’s family must really be in a lot of pain over this. No one wishes their child will turn out like poor, sad Ellen. What a riveting story.