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Surpassing Certainty

What My Twenties Taught Me
De : Janet Mock
Lu par : Janet Mock
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Riveting, rousing, and utterly real, Surpassing Certainty is a portrait of a young woman searching for her purpose and place in the world - without a road map to guide her.

The journey begins a few months before her 20th birthday. Janet Mock is adjusting to her days as a first-generation college student at the University of Hawaii and her nights as a dancer at a strip club. Finally content in her body, she vacillates between flaunting and concealing herself as she navigates dating and disclosure, sex and intimacy, and, most important, letting herself be truly seen.

Under the neon lights of Club Nu, Janet meets Troy, a yeoman stationed at Pearl Harbor naval base, who becomes her first. The pleasures and perils of their union serve as a backdrop for Janet's progression through her early 20s with all the universal growing pains - falling in and out of love, living away from home, and figuring out what she wants to do with her life.

Despite her disadvantages, fueled by her dreams and inimitable drive, Janet makes her way through New York City while holding her truth close. She builds a career in the highly competitive world of magazine publishing - within the unique context of being trans, a woman, and a person of color.

Long before she became one of the world's most respected media figures and lauded leaders for equality and justice, Janet was a girl taking the time she needed to just be - to learn how to advocate for herself before becoming an advocate for others. As you witness Janet's slow-won success and painful failures, Surpassing Certainty will embolden you, shift the way you see others, and affirm your journey in search of self.

©2017 Janet Mock (P)2017 S&S Audio

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  • JL
  • 22/11/2017

A beautiful and hard story continues

Janet Mock introduced us to her growth as a person and public figure in "Redefining Realness". Where that book was an intro into what it meant to be trans, to be in the public eye and the hardships she experienced, "Surpassing Certainty" is a look into the vulnerable parts of her. The fears that were scrubbed from her first book form the basis for a story where you weep, fall in love, feel protective and want to admonish. Her reading and recounting of these private moments being you closer to a woman who has all eyes on her in our current public sphere.

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  • April
  • 01/08/2017

excellent read.

Inspirational vulnerable relatable Janet is a good reader and writer I recommend this to anyone who doesn't know what it means to go through tough times and come out on top

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 13/06/2017

A queen.

Janet is a woman whom I greatly admire. Her writing has and will continue to make a massive impact on the lives of trans people, and I'm very grateful to have such an incredible person to look up to.

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  • Megan M.
  • 21/10/2020

Excellent

Janet’s telling of her life experiences is captivating. If you enjoyed her first book, you’ll enjoy this one too. There are fewer triggering parts than Redefining Realness. So good!

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  • JARUSD
  • 05/08/2020

Beautiful Story

If you want to be inspired, educated and moved, then this is a must. I’ve had the honor of listening to both of her books and I am a better person for it. Thank you for sharing your story.

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  • Danny Mathews
  • 06/07/2020

I love Janet!

amazing writing and phenomenal story telling! janet mock really digs in deep in this 2nd book. she brings you all the way through the grit and rough parts of her 20s and really goes so much further than in first book which is also a great read!

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  • Serena Mink
  • 19/05/2020

Even better than her first book

Janet Mock is a force, and her second book far supersedes her first memoir in my opinion. Beautifully written and narrated

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  • Alexis
  • 07/05/2020

Beautiful Read

Such a gorgeous story that follows the journey of a woman coming into her own! I adore this work!

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  • LovePiaaa
  • 12/12/2019

Wow!

I knew Janet Mock was a phenomenal role model for women to look up to. Having read her first book, I gained a lot of knowledge regarding her adolescent years which was a great read but I couldn’t relate as much as I had hoped. This book, however, will forever change me. As a black woman of the trans experience myself, it’s hard not only finding people that represent you and what you’re going through to emulate. It’s even harder finding someone that makes you feel you aren’t alone. Someone to draw strength from as you go through some tough and emotionally jarring situations. I could not have asked for a better read. I write this is tears as it touched me so. I want to start over and go back through the journey again. Please don’t think if you aren’t transgender you can’t relate. At its core, this is a book about a woman who despite adversity learned to keep going and ultimately love herself for who and what she was. Thank you Janet. You just gave me the push I needed :)

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  • Loren
  • 18/11/2019

A Must Read

Beautifully written and read. Janet Mock is a force and her story will help you understand your own.

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  • Salma Derbi
  • 16/08/2018

Please read this or listen to it!

Janet Mock is a wonderful person whose story needs to be heard. She is engageing and loving and relatebale even to people who might not share much with her on a surface-level but it also offers a wonderful opportunity to learn about her expiriences as a trans woman of color. It's education on all levels, enjoy! I certainly have :)