The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You

By S. Bear Bergman
(Arsenal Pulp Press, Paperback, 9781551522647, 192pp.)

Publication Date: October 2009

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Essays on queer and trans life by the author of Butch is a Noun.

About the Author

S. Bear Bergman is an activist, gender-jammer, performer, author of Butch Is A Noun (Suspect Thoughts), and creator of three solo theater shows (all of which won awards from the National LGBT Theatre Festival). Formerly of Massachusetts, ze recently relocated to Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Hir website is

Praise For The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You

"Bear's poetry of butchness lets us see into facets of gender that usually aren't so transparent." —Carol Queen

"Following Kate Bornstein, Bergman explains how butches live outside of the inane gender binary, and how society responds to gender rebellion." —Chill Magazine

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