Bumbling into Body Hair embraces life in all its complexity with humor, sensitivity and determination. It is a must read if you are considering transitioning, interested in social justice, love a good biography, or merely a connoisseur of excellent books that are filled with humor, meaning, and drama. Bumbling into Body Hair will have you laughing page after page. Everett refers to his sense of humor as the “best coping skill ever” and his pithy and ironic insights are hysterical. One of my favorite lines describes a certain professional within a tacky office environment as “an Ewok in a beige galaxy…” That still cracks me up!
Everett is a fantastic writer. His prose is that of a refined and astute observer. His ability to convey the emotional tone as well as the meaning of a situation is right on. You will be on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next whether Everett is being pulled through a window by an air conditioner, or daring to ask the socially awkward question, “How exactly do you want these radishes cut?”
Bumbling into Body Hair is also a profoundly psychological and personal book. Everett allows us to join him on his journey of self-discovery so that we may share in his experiences and, perhaps, learn something new along the way. Everett shares with us his feelings of hurt and confusion at the behaviors of a few unbelievably rude individuals. He then sets a brave example of determination as he pushes beyond the prejudices of others to express his own authentic self. Bumbling into Body Hair is entertaining, informative and important. Broaden your perspective by reading Bumbling into Body Hair. I highly recommend it!
*This review is based upon an advance copy of the book.
Book review by Jason Sullivan