The Trouble with Normal

The Trouble with Normal

Sex, Politics, and the Ethics of Queer Life

By Michael Warner

Harvard University Press, Paperback, 9780674004412, 240pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2000


Michael Warner, one of our most brilliant social critics, argues that gay marriage and other moves toward normalcy are bad not just for the gays but for everyone. In place of sexual status quo, Warner offers a vision of true sexual autonomy that will forever change the way we think about sex, shame, and identity.