A bulletpoint, quick-fire, review of Can Everyone Please Calm Down?: A Guide To 21st Century Sexuality by Mae Martin
Can Everyone Please Calm Down?: A Guide To 21st Century Sexuality by Mae Martin
Mae Martin uses She/They pronouns.
I received a free review copy of this book via NetGalley, which provides digital copies of books to reviewers as an opportunity to provide a fair and honest review.
This does not affect the content of my review.
- This is Queer non-fiction, discussing all things Sexuality, and aimed at a Young Adult audience.
- I honestly wish my teen self had had access to books like this.
- Acceptance is powerful, and I love the way Martin is so chill-casual about accepting everyone.
- She’s also funny as f**k.
- In explaining her issues with ‘born this way’ (which are valid,) though, she inadvertantly over-simplifies the stance itself.
- Likewise, Mae Martin does seem slightly unaware of how liberating the ability to claim a label can be.
- I sometimes felt that Asexuality and Aromanticism and the Ace/Aro-spectrums, were something of an after-thought, and would’ve liked to have seen more effort to include them.
- ‘Can Everyone Please Calm Down?’ is open and honest and frank and full of love and acceptance. And I think that that’s the most powerful thing there is.
For my full review of this book, including Content Warnings, check out this post:
Review Time! — Can Everyone Please Calm Down? by Mae Martin
Queer non-fiction, discussing all things Sexuality, and aimed at a Young Adult audience.
Adapted from a post originally published on my blog, Dora Reads