Books

I’ve published a few books, written a few more, and contributed chapters to more still. Below are my books that are currently out and available for purchase.

A generally important note: every book I’ve written (or co-written) is available as a free .PDF on the book’s website, in addition to being available for sale in bookstores/online. I do this to prevent money from being a barrier for education, so please don’t feel bad about taking advantage of this if it’s what you need/want. You cannot steal my books: I’ve already gifted them to you.

If you want an email when I publish the next one, the best thing you can do is sign up for my personal email list.

A Guide to Gender (2nd Ed.)

Cover design for A Guide to Gender: The Social Justice Advocate's Handbook

A Guide to Gender: The Social Justice Advocate’s Handbook has been the #1 in a bunch of categories on Amazon, and has become the textbook for lots of gender studies courses, despite me having a subheading in the book stating “This is not a textbook.”

I released the second edition in 2017, updating it five years after its initial publication with a couple new chapters, and lots of revised language.

I wrote it with a particular someone in mind: a lay person who was curious about gender, and wanted to learn more about it, from a socially just perspective.

You can read more about it, download it, or find lots of links to purchase it, on the book’s website, www.guidetogender.com.


Unlocking the Magic of Facilitation

Cover design for Unlocking the Magic of Facilitation: 11 Key Concepts You Didn't Know You Didn't Know

Unlocking the Magic of Facilitation: 11 Key Concepts You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know is the first book I co-authored with Meg Bolger. We wrote it with a narrow audience in mind: specifically, to give to our train-the-trainer participants, filling in gaps on things we never had time to cover.

Since it came out, we’ve been hearing that it’s perfect for just about anyone who leads groups in process — facilitators, teachers, meeting organizers, team leaders, etc. A high school teacher let us know it’s the book they’re using as the textbook for their peer facilitators. An outdoor educator told us it’s one of the books they give to new trainees.

It’s short and snappy (weighing in at around 150 pages), with actionable advice in each chapter. You can view the 11 concepts on the book’s website, www.facilitationmagic.com.


Advocating Creatively

Cover design of Advocating Creatively

Advocating Creatively: Stories of Contemporary Social Change Pioneers, edited by Natalie A. Millman, is a book I was asked to contribute a chapter to. It’s a fun read, with a diverse authorship, where no two chapters are alike.

From the blurb:

“The purpose of this project is to compile a set of personal essays, contributed by contemporary social change pioneers who practice creative methods of advocacy to advance social justice, equality, and peace. Inspired by Days in the Lives of Social Workers by Linda May Grobman, this book is intended to provide inspiration to individuals interested in creative advocacy and activism, to create a broader sense of community between current practitioners of creative advocacy and activism, and foster greater recognition in the wider professional world of creative advocacy and activism practice.”


How I Got Into Sex… Ed

How I Got into Sex Ed, edited by Karen Rayne, is an anthology of over 60 essays from sexuality educators in the field, this book differs from all other CSE publications.

I contributed an essay, along with lots of my friends and sex ed heroes. The essays vary dramatically in tone, theme, and trajectory in such a way that anyone considering sex ed as a profession or passion can see themselves in this text.

It’s only available for sale (I believe) directly from the Center for Sex Education, so you’ll need this link if you want a copy.