Amateur a true story about what makes a man is the memoir by thomas page mcbee in which he explores masculinity through the framework of training for and fighting in a charity boxing match at madison square garden i commend mcbee for taking on the huge topic of masculinity as well as becoming a boxer duh in the mere 204 pages of this book. Thomas page mcbee was the first transgender man to ever box in madison square garden he is the author of amateur and an award winning memoir man alive a true story of violence forgiveness and becoming a man which was named a best book of 2014 by npr books buzzfeed kirkus reviews and publishers weekly. What is masculinity is it static or is it fluid does it have to be violent or can it find strength in being tender thomas page mcbee explores masculinity both its negatives and possible positives in his book amateur a true story about what makes a man as he prepares for a charity boxing match at madison square garden. Amateur thomas page mcbee is this generations essential and desperately needed voice on masculinity because he understands the crucial connection between power and trauma that constructs and deconstructs gender this book is written with love and vulnerability about what literally makes a man fight recommended by chris c city lights publishers. Amateur a true story about what makes a man by thomas page mcbee has an overall rating of positive based on 6 book reviews amateur a true story about what makes a man by thomas page mcbee has an overall rating of positive based on 6 book reviews
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