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When New York Magazine revealed its cover this week, bearing the headline, "The Highest-Paid Female CEO in America Used to Be a Man," the public reaction was somewhat mixed. Many congratulated the magazine on a cover story about a successful, high-power trans person. With the cultural climate being it is, even at the far left reaches of the political spectrum, such a cover story has the look of a Step in the Right Direction. But...
There are books that you read and know will stay with you forever—books that you give to your friends so that they can talk about them too, that you wish more than anything you could have given to your younger self. Ariel Schrag's debut novel, ADAM, is one of those books. Schrag—an acclaimed writer and cartoonist, whose graphic memoirs also fall into the essential reading camp—tackles issues of identity and sexuality, the things that make us...