One in Every Crowd

One in Every Crowd

By Ivan E. Coyote

Arsenal Pulp Press, Paperback, 9781551524597, 238pp.

Publication Date: September 2012


Ivan E. Coyote's wry, honest stories about gender and identity have captivated audiences everywhere. Ivan's eighth book is her first for LGBT youth, written for anyone who has ever felt different or alone in their struggles to be true to themselves. Included are stories about Ivan's tomboy youth and her adult life, where she experiences cruelty and kindness in unexpected places.

Funny, inspiring, and full of heart, "One in Every Crowd" is about embracing and celebrating difference and feeling comfortable in one's own skin.

Ivan E. Coyote was also featured in the anti-bullying anthology "It Gets Better."

About the Author
Ivan E. Coyote is a writer, performer, and author of seven books published by Arsenal Pulp Press, the most recent of which is "One in Every Crowd". Ivan is also the co-editor (with Zena Sharman) of the anthology "Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme". One of her stories appears in the anthology "It Gets Better", edited by Dan Savage and Terry Miller. She was a long-time columnist for the LGBT newspaper "Xtra!" Originally from the Yukon, Ivan is a resident of Vancouver.

Praise For One in Every Crowd

Sophisticated, earnest, plainspoken and intimate, this collection will speak to LGBTQ youth as well as straight youth, teens and adults. Kirkus Reviews

A funny and empathetic collection of more than forty stories ... Teenagers confronting their sexuality, or who have otehrwise felt like outsiders, will feel as though they've gained an ally in Coyote ... These tales of compassionate relatives, finding love, and even the insecurities that stretch into adulthood should provide reassurance that there is indeed life after high school. Publishers Weekly

The stories in this collection are stunning in every way: unaffected, compassionate, inspirational, and, as if that wasn’t enough, achingly funny ... Great writing has the power to enrich lives; not all writing has the power to save them. Quill and Quire (STARRED REVIEW)