Why should you read this book?
She Wants It by Jill Soloway is one of the most inspiring books I have ever read!
Jill Soloway is the creator of Transparent, the award-winning Amazon TV series, that revolves around a Los Angeles family and their lives following the discovery that the person they knew as their father Mort is a trans woman.
This book is phenomenal on so many levels. It’s important to state that this isn’t a non-fiction book about being genderqueer or about feminism. This is Soloway’s memoir and, because of that, it explores these ideas! This amazing book taught me about non-binary/transgender people and what they face on a daily basis! At a certain point, Soloway didn’t identify as male or female so the writer took on the personal pronoun ‘they’.
In this book, the author also explores matters of female sexuality and addresses some feminist notions like the male gaze. Soloway talks about being in a relationship with men and women and the ways it can be different and even discusses the porno industry.
She Wants It also depicts a controversial moment of the show. When the #metoo movement kicked off, Jeffrey Tambor, the main character of Transparent, was accused of harassment by his female colleagues. Hence, Soloway was suddenly put in a very sensitive situation. I liked how honest she was about this moment!
Being an artist, the writer also shares feelings and fears when it comes to creation: the constant rejection, the bad reviews, etc. And, Soloway is definitely an artist! The writing was spectacular! Heartfelt, honest and humorous!
I’d like to thank The Crown Publishing Group for the free copy. You can buy it here.
Publisher: The Crown Publishing (Penguin Random House)
Published on: October 2018