This book is a collection of very short essay type stories where the author tells us about growing up queer/trans in a small town in the Yukon. It is generously written with honesty and simplicity and is very charming at times. There are so many ways that a person might connect with this author. If you can relate to growing up in a small remote community, or if you have gender challenges, or if you know what it feels like to not quite fit in...the list goes on. Unfortunately, I didn't make any of those connections, so although I appreciated the sentiments of the author, I really never felt like he was speaking to me and I felt uninterested. I would still recommend this because I think a lot of people would enjoy hearing about Ivan Coyote's thoughts and experiences. He comes through as a very likable person.