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  • Published: 14 May 2024
  • ISBN: 9781804991466
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $30.00

Pageboy

A Memoir




The Oscar-nominated star who captivated the world with his performance in Juno finally shares his story.

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

'Singular' Daily Telegraph
'Powerful' New York Times
'Vital' i
'Vivid… Moving… Juicy' NPR
'A profoundly talented writer' Elizabeth Day
'Raw, harrowing, and often heartbreaking' LA Times
'Written by a sensitive soul' Guardian

Before the world premiere of Juno Elliot Page was on the edge of self-discovery. But with Juno's massive success and his dreams coming true, Elliot found himself trapped by the spotlight and the pressure to perform was suffocating him. Until enough was enough. From chasing down secret love affairs to battling body image and working through his difficult childhood, Pageboy is a beautiful, intimate book about searching for ourselves and our place in the world.

'An emotional read, delivered in image-drenched prose.' Washington Post
'The emergence of our true selves is all of our life's work. Pageboy helps chart the course.' Jamie Lee Curtis
'Pageboy is like listening to a friend... Now is an excellent time to read this humanizing and well-written memoir.' Associated Press

  • Published: 14 May 2024
  • ISBN: 9781804991466
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $30.00

About the author

Elliot Page

ELLIOT PAGE is an Academy Award-nominated actor, a producer and a director who currently stars in the hit series The Umbrella Academy.

Praise for Pageboy

The emergence of our true selves is all of our life's work. Pageboy helps chart the course.

Jamie Lee Curtis

Searing, deeply moving, and incredibly poignant... This isn't simply a book on what it means to be trans, it's about what it means to be human.

Alok Vaid-Menon

Raw, harrowing and often heartbreaking to read... Page's book arrives, as if on cue, in a moment when the trans community is facing even more danger than when he started writing it just over a year ago.

LA Times

It doesn't feel like the smoothed-over result of cautious editing, "as told to" anyone but Page himself. Such rawness, as a document of his life story, only makes it all the more singular.

Daily Telegraph

Brutally honest ... Powerful.

New York Times Book Review

Eloquent and enthralling... [Pageboy] is an intense, emotional read, delivered in image-drenched prose. ... 'Let me just exist with you,' he writes, 'happier than ever.' Reading those words nearly made me cry. Page's plea is small. It also feels very big.

Washington Post

Pageboy is like listening to a friend... It's impossible to miss the truth in his words: 'I wouldn't be typing this right now if it weren't for you and your care.' ... Now is an excellent time to read this humanizing and well-written memoir.

Associated Press

At its heart [Pageboy] is the story of his transitioning.... He writes, rather beautifully, about gender dysphoria, top surgery and finally finding himself. But the book is so much more than a tale of transition. Pageboy is a modern-day Hollywood Babylon, written by a sensitive soul.

Guardian

Page's compassion-inducing account feels vital ... Heartfelt and courageous in its honesty.

i Newspaper

Pageboy proves that he is a profoundly talented writer... It is a love story of sorts in which the greatest love turns out to be Page's alignment with his truest self.

Elizabeth Day

Vivid… Moving… Juicy

NPR

A story of survival

TIME

An unflinching account of a life pushed to the brink, and what it means to untangle ourselves from the expectations of others – it's a must-read for anyone in the process of finding themselves.

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