The frontwoman will release the book later this year
Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace has announced her memoir. Revealing the news on Instagram, the book will be entitled ‘Tranny: Confessions Of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout’.
Set to be released on November 15th via Hatchette Books, the memoir was written with the help of music writer Dan Ozzi with cover art created by New York graphic artist Christopher Norris / Steak Mtn.
Grace is widely regarded as the first established rock star to come out as transgender. NME described Against Me!’s 2014 record ‘Transgender Dysphoria Blues,’ as “Grace’s own personal journey with gender dysphoria.”
Big announcement!!!! On November 15th, 2016 @hachettebooks will release my memoir titled “Tranny: Confessions Of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout” Written with much help from @danozzi (thank you Dan!), cover art by @steakmtn (thank you Chris!)
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Last year, Against Me! won the ‘Outstanding Music Artist’ award at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Awards.
Writing on Instagram after receiving the award, Grace commented: My band won an award tonight at the @glaad awards show and I’ve never won an award for anything. I didn’t get a chance to speak when accepting the award but if I did I would have said that I feel strange accepting an award for art because that’s not what art is about.
She continued, “While I understand the sentiment and am appreciative of it that really I WANT to thank YOU, YOU out there whoever YOU are being visible and living your life and not taking shit from anyone, letting it roll off your shoulders and carrying on day after day after day and that no voice is more important than another but that maybe together if we all speak loud enough we can create something that is truly important, change. Thank YOU!”