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Nov 20, 2023Liked by Jesse Singal

It is also important to request the book at your local library to show librarians and publishers it is a book people are interested in reading. I'm going to do that right now

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I went to order it and apparently it is already out, at least on Kindle! I am reading it right now.

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US readers (and I presume Canadians too?) can order the book from Blackwells.co.uk and it’ll be shipped directly - or as they more charmingly put it, “despatched” to you, as mine was last Wednesday. I’ve been using them for all my orders of tervish wrongthink books, including some that have never been released in the US except on Kindle. I’m hoping to receive the Byrne book this week.

I prefer hard copies of books that have been demonized because I worry Amazon may yank their e-books on ideological grounds, as nearly happened to Abigail Shrier and did happen to Ryan Anderson’s book When Harry Became Sally. (I’m no fan of Anderson but I deplore censorship.)

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Sounds interesting. Will this be on audiobook at some point?

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I’m not sure whether a competition increases or decreases sales. Why buy when you can win! Anyway as I never win competitions I ordered instead. Wondering what comparison it will bear to Kathleen Stock’s which worries away at definitions too.

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I'm going to buy this book even if I win the contest, because I want Polity to feel like they made a good choice when they published. If I get lucky, I'll give the free copy to a friend or to my local library.

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“Some of the biggest and most influential players in this space often refuse to even define their terms, let alone use them consistently, or to even try to make clear exactly what they’re arguing when they argue.” - I couldn’t agree more! I’m looking forward to reading the book. In case it’s interesting to anyone here I recently wrote an imagined dialogue which summarizes four different feminist positions on sex and gender before I give my own take - all terms are defined!

Check it out here: https://open.substack.com/pub/reganarntzgray/p/imperfect-alliances-the-sex-and-gender?r=ipqw&utm_medium=ios&utm_campaign=post

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I live how in the acknowledgment he gives a shoutout to his wife and characterized her as a sex enthusiast. Okay.

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Bloody hell! £18 for the kindle version!! They aren’t doing themselves any favours with that pricing and I’m wishing I’d entered the competition instead of buying it. 😕 Oh well, hopefully worth it.

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I just bought the kindle version, and am reading it now. As someone who took some philosophy in university, I eventually moved away from it finding it not very relevant. This issue has made me totally reconsider that feeling, and now I feel we need more real philosophical engagement than ever.

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I’m intrigued by your endorsement of this book and see that it can be pre-ordered on Amazon for delivery Jan 3.

That would be my plan since I kinda like a 3D book, plus the cover art is worthy of owning a first edition imo.

Although I am too late to enter the contest, just being able to post my comment was motive enough to upgrade to paid subscription. How is it that I was aware of the B&R podcast but was unaware of a ‘just Jesse’ channel? In any event, I’m grateful for the work you do on this topic. Maybe you will be the reader when the book comes out on Audible!

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Shame us non-US/Canadian/UK citizens can't join in the fun!

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Pre-ordered. Thanks

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I live in France (Oh là là). No contest for me? No digital copy?

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