The Oscar-nominated star who captivated the world with his performance in Juno finally shares his truth. Full of intimate stories, from chasing down secret love affairs to battling body image and struggling with familial strife, Pageboy is a love letter to the power of being seen. With this evocative and lyrical debut, Elliot Page captures the universal human experience of searching for ourselves and our place in this complicated world. 'Can I kiss you?' It was two months before the world premiere of Juno, and Elliot Page was in his first ever queer bar. The hot summer air hung heavy around him as he looked at her. And then it happened. In front of everyone. The unthinkable. Here he was on the precipice of discovering himself as a queer person, as a trans person. Getting closer to his desires, his dreams, himself, without the repression he'd carried for so long. But for Elliot, two steps forward had always come with one step back. With Juno's massive success, Elliot became one of the world's most beloved actors. His dreams were coming true, but the pressure to perform suffocated him. He was forced to play the part of the glossy young starlet, a role that made his skin crawl, on and off set. The career that had been an escape out of his reality and into a world of imagination was suddenly a nightmare. As he navigated criticism and abuse from some of the most powerful people in Hollywood, a past that snapped at his heels and a society dead set on forcing him into a binary, Elliot often stayed silent, unsure of what to do. Until enough was enough. The Oscar-nominated star who captivated the world with his performance in Juno finally shares his story in a groundbreaking and inspiring memoir about love, family, fame - and stepping into who we truly are with strength, joy and connection


ISBN13: 9780857529299
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of Pages: 288
Publication Date: 6 Jun 2023
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 23.5(H) x 15.4(L) x 2.4(W)
Weight (gm): 357

Author Biography

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


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 *
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 *
Brutally honest ... Powerful. * New York Times Book Review *
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 *
Pageboy: A Memoir

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