Man Alive
Man Alive
A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man

Book Party for Thomas Page McBee
City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco, Thursday, October 9th, 2014, 7:00pm

What does it really mean to be a man?

Man Alive engages an extraordinary personal story to tell a universal one—how we all struggle to create ourselves, and how this struggle often requires risks. Far from a transgender transition tell-all, Man Alive grapples with the larger questions of legacy and forgiveness, love and violence, agency and invisibility.

"Thomas Page McBee's Man Alive hurtled through my life. I read it in a matter of hours. It's a confession, it's a poem, it's a time warp, it's a brilliant work of art. I bow down to McBee—his humility, his sense of humor, his insightfulness, his structural deftness, his ability to put into words what is often said but rarely, with such visceral clarity and beauty, communicated."—Heidi Julavits, author of The Vanishers and The Uses of Enchantment

Saturday, October 11th, 5:00PM
Los Angeles, CA: Skylight Books

Thomas Page McBee reads from Man Alive and Ali Liebegott reads from Cha-Ching! Join Skylight Books for a spectacular reading from one of the most iconic publishing houses in the country, City Lights, and its radical imprint, Sister Spit.

Skylight Books is located at 1818 N. Vermont Ave. in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, CA. They can be reached at (323) 660-1175.

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Tuesday, October 14th, 6:00pm
San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Public Library Main Branch

The latest version of the RADAR Reading Series at the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch features the newest edition to City Lights/Sister Spit: Thomas Page McBee, author of Man Alive. Joining Thomas are MariNaomi, Ann Friedman, and Mindy Chateauvert. Hosted by Michelle Tea and Virgie Tovar.

The RADAR Reading Series is held in the basement level of the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch in the Latino Reading Room. It is free and open to the public with a Q+A afterward and cookies!

The SF Public Library Main Branch is at 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102. You can reach RADAR Productions at .

Saturday, October 18, 7:00pm
San Francisco, CA: The Lexington Club

Thomas Page McBee reads from his new memoir, Man Alive, for the Sister Spit Showcase at the 2014 San Francisco Litcrawl. Joining Thomas are Antonia Crane, Maryam Rostami, and Virgie Tovar. Hosted by Michelle Tea and Kat Marie Yoas.

The Lexington Club is located at 3464 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

For more info about Litcrawl, check out their official page above. Information about Sister Spit can be found at .

Saturday, October 18, 8:15pm
San Francisco, CA: Make Out Room

Thomas Page McBee reads from his memoir, Man Alive, with a great lineup at the Make Out Room as part of phase III of LItcrawl: Molly Antopol, Courtney Moreno, and Maisha Z. Johnson, with music by Jane Lui and comedy by Bucky Sinister. This event has been dubbed "Fuck Amazon: An Evening with The Rumpus."

The Make Out Room is located at 3225 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 between Valencia and Mission.

Monday, October 27th, 7:00PM
Brookline, MA: Brookline Booksmith

Thomas Page McBee discusses his new book Man Alive. Brookline Booksmith is located at 279 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446

For more information, please call (617) 566-6660


Wednesday, October 29th, time TBA
New York City, NY: The Strand

Sister Spit and the Rumpus join forces in New York!

Thomas Page McBee discusses Man Alive with special guest Stephen Elliott at Strand Books, time TBA.

Strand Bookstore is located at 828 Broadway in Manhattan, NY 10003-4805

call 212.473.1452 for more information.

Thursday, November 13th, 7:00pm
Brooklyn, NY: WORD Bookstore

Thomas Page McBee reads from his new memoir Man Alive with special guest Saeed Jones at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn.

WORD is located at 126 Franklin St. in Brooklyn. They can be reached at 718-383-0096 or