Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality (Paperback)
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“A brave, powerful memoir” (People) that will change the way we look at identity and equality in this country, from the activist running to become the first openly transgender state senator in U.S. history
“The energy and vigor Sarah has brought to the fight for equality is ever present in this book.”—Senator Kamala Harris, New York Times bestselling author of The Truths We Hold
Foreword by Joe Biden
Before she became the first transgender person to speak at a national political convention in 2016 at the age of twenty-six, Sarah McBride struggled with the decision to come out—not just to her family but to the students of American University, where she was serving as student body president. She’d known she was a girl from her earliest memories, but it wasn’t until the Facebook post announcing her truth went viral that she realized just how much impact her story could have on the country.
Four years later, McBride was one of the nation’s most prominent transgender activists, walking the halls of the White House, advocating inclusive legislation, and addressing the country in the midst of a heated presidential election. She had also found her first love and future husband, Andy, a trans man and fellow activist, who complemented her in every way . . . until cancer tragically intervened.
Informative, heartbreaking, and profoundly empowering, Tomorrow Will Be Different is McBride’s story of love and loss and a powerful entry point into the LGBTQ community’s battle for equal rights and what it means to be openly transgender. From issues like bathroom access to health care to gender in America, McBride weaves the important political and cultural milestones into a personal journey that will open hearts and change minds.
As McBride urges: “We must never be a country that says there’s only one way to love, only one way to look, and only one way to live.”
The fight for equality and freedom has only just begun.
About the Author
Sarah McBride is the national press secretary at the Human Rights Campaign, working tirelessly to advocate for LGBTQ equality. She has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Vogue, Rolling Stone, and The New Yorker, and she speaks regularly at national LGBTQ and political events. A native of Delaware, McBride is on the front lines of the progressive movement.
"McBride's story is touching, thought-provoking, at times tear-jerking, and absolutely worth the read for all who care about equality."
"Sarah McBride's memoir is a must-read, offering encouragement while showing that the fight for equality is just getting started."
"In a world where the most vitriolic voices often sound the loudest, McBride's story reveals that most people are not prone to hate."
—THE WASHINGTON POST
"Whatever the idea of a memoir from a still fresh-faced adult might connote, McBride subverts it: The past few years of her life contain more human experience than many lifetimes... The tumult of these years -- the affirming highs and the devastating lows -- are chronicled in her vital and powerful new memoir, Tomorrow Will Be Different."
—SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
"Sarah McBride is a force to be reckoned with... And now, McBride is detailing her history-making journey in her new memoir, Tomorrow Will Be Different."
"Tomorrow Will Be Different is at once a memoir, a roadmap to liberation, and a love letter to anyone feeling the faint flicker of doubt as the fight for equality goes on."
"From the beginning, McBride has been breaking barriers in politics, and in her memoir... she steps into the fullness of who she is. Tomorrow Will Be Different is absolutely phenomenal."
"One of the most prominent transgender activists of her time, McBride interweaves thoughtful analysis of contemporary political issues, such as bathroom access and trans health care, into her own triumphant journey."
“Sarah McBride's powerful memoir, Tomorrow Will Be Different, is a brave and moving story that will inspire and galvanize readers to join the urgent fight for LGBTQ rights. The energy and vigor Sarah has brought to the fight for equality is ever present in this book and she starkly defines what is at stake, and how we can do better to advocate on behalf of all people.”
—SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS, New York Times bestselling author of The Truths We Hold
“Tomorrow Will Be Different is a life-changing book. With equal measures revolutionary fervor and down-to-earth kindness, Sarah McBride tells the story of coming out as trans and of the terrain, both personal and political, for transgender people and those who love us. Urgent, gentle, and fierce, Sarah McBride makes me believe that the future will not only be different, but glorious—not just for LGBTQ people, but for everyone.”
—JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN, New York Times bestselling author of Long Black Veil and She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders
“Tomorrow Will Be Different is a book about falling in love, being true to yourself, and creating change. Sarah's journey is as relatable as it is inspiring -- a powerful, compelling story, beautifully told by a fearless activist who has only just begun to make her mark on the world.”
—CECILE RICHARDS, New York Times bestselling author of Make Trouble and former president of Planned Parenthood
“Sarah McBride, an inspiring political leader and one of the nation's most visible and tireless advocates for equality, has already broken barriers and made history. Mixing tragic heartache with unending hope, Tomorrow Will Be Different promises to be a seminal book at a critical moment for both the LGBTQ community and our country.”
—CHAD GRIFFIN, former president of the Human Rights Campaign
“Part autobiography, part advocacy, [Tomorrow Will Be Different] succeeds beautifully on both counts… Highly readable and beautifully written, [McBride’s] is an inarguably important book that deserves the widest possible readership.”
"A brave transgender woman experiences both triumph and tragedy in this memoir of transitioning and so much more... Throughout, the author ably balances great accomplishments and strong emotions. Reading McBride's inspiring story will make it harder to ostracize or demonize others with similar stories to share."
—KIRKUS REVIEWS (starred)
"In her first book, activist McBride shows self-awareness and purpose... All readers will find this book enlightening."
—LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred)
“McBride’s intimate story of fighting for social justice in the midst of heartbreak will resonate with many readers.”