Topside Press

'I’ve Got a Time Bomb’ By Sybil Lamb

I’ve Got a Time Bomb is a trans punk road novel that is not for the faint of heart. It is not for the politically or grammatically correct. It is not a respectable trans book and that is a good thing.”… read more

'He Mele A Hilo: A Hilo Song' by Ryka Aoki

“Each [character] is touched by enough quirky characteristics and backstory to keep them unique– no easy task, but Aoki pulls it off by drawing on the sounds, smells, and rhythms associated with each individual and the different spaces their hearts compel them to inhabit.”… read more

'A Safe Girl to Love' by Casey Plett

“Stumbling towards love–from others, from the self–is a messy affair for the twenty-something not-children yet not-quite-adults of Plett’s worlds.”… read more

The Banal and the Profane: Imogen Binnie

“When I was younger I read a lot of books about how to write–or more specifically How to Be A Writer— and they were so, so bad for me. I think they set me back like ten or fifteen years as a writer; I didn’t need to find my creativity, I just needed to quit romanticizing and write.”… read more

'Freak of Nurture' by Kelli Dunham

There’s something you’ll get from Kelli Dunham’s book of essays that other comedians’ books don’t always include: heart. In Freak of Nurture (Topside Signature), Dunham offers a wide array of comedy, storytelling, observations and advice. Having spent portions of her life as a nun, a house boi, a volunteer childcare provider in Haiti, an emcee,… read more



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