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Writings on other Topics




Trans authors write about all kinds of things. (Auto)Biographies, books about trans topics and fiction are not included here. This is about other topics.

(In some cases you will need the writer's pre-transition name to find the book.)



Willow Arune



  • The Musician's Handbook: A Practical Guide to the Law and Business of Music. International Self-Counsel Press, 1985.
  • Commuting by Bike. Rocky Mountain Books, 1995.


Charlotte Bach


  • Hypnosis. Elek,1961.
  • with Bob Mellors. An Outline of Human Ethology: Extracts from an Unpublished Work. Another Orbit Press, 1978.


Patrick Califia


  • Sapphistry: The Book of Lesbian Sexuality. Naiad Press, 1980.
  • Lesbian S/M Safety Manual. Alyson Books, 1988.
  • Public Sex: The Culture of Radical Sex. Cleis Press, 1994.
  • Sensuous Magic: A Guide to S/M for Adventurous Couples. Cleis Press, 2001.


Susan Faye Cannon


  • Darwin's Vision in On the Origin of Species. 1968.
  • Science in Culture: The Early Victorian Period. Science History Publications, 1978.


Raewyn Connell



  • with Florence Gould.  Politics of the Extreme Right. Sydney University Press,1966
  • Ruling Class, Ruling Culture: Studies of Conflict, Power and Hegemony in Australian Life. Cambridge University Press, 1977.
  • with Terry Irving. Class Structure in Australian History
    Longman Cheshire, 1980.
  • Making the Difference: Schools, Families and Social Division. Allen & Unwin, 1982.
  • Which Way Is Up?: Essays on Sex, Class and Culture. G Allen & Unwin, 1983.
  • Gender and Power: Society, the Person and Sexual Politics
    Allen & Unwin,1987.
  • with G. W. Dowsett. Rethinking Sex: Social Theory and Sexuality Research.  Melbourne Univ. Press, 1992.
  • Masculinities. Allen & Unwin, 1995.
  • Male Roles, Masculinities and Violence: A Culture of Peace Perspective. UNESCO Publishing, 2000.
  • The Men and the Boys. Allen & Unwin, 2000.
  • Education, Change and Society. Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • Southern theory: the global dynamics of knowledge in social science.  Polity, 2007.
  • Gender: in world perspective.  Polity, 2009.


Martine Cuypers



  • with Annette Harder. Beginning from Apollo: studies in Apollonius Rhodius and the Argonautic tradition. Peeters, 2005.

Jane Fae



  • ALTU Discrimination Handbook. Association of Liberal Trades Unionists, 1983.
  • Targeting for Succes: a Guide to New Techniques for Measurement and Analysis in Database and Direct Response Marketing.  McGraw-Hill, 1993.
  • Taming the Beast: An Analysis of Legislative and Regulatory Responses to Concerns Over Online Pornography and Sexualisation. 2015.



Leslie Feinberg



  • Rainbow solidarity: in defense of Cuba. World View Forum, 2008.


Ewan Forbes



  • The Aul' Days. Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press, 1984.



Donna Gee



  • With Wade Dooley. The Tower and the Glory: The Wade Dooley Story. Mainstream, 1992.

Eve Golden



  • Platinum Girl: The Life and Legends of Jean Harlow. Abbeville Press, 1991.
  • Vamp: The Rise and Fall of Theda Bara. Vestal Press, 1997.
  • Golden Images: 41 Essays on Silent Film Stars. McFarland, 1998.
  • Anna Held and the Birth of Ziegfeld's Broadway. University Press of Kentucky, 2000.
  • The Brief, Madcap Life of Kay Kendall. University Press of Kentucky, 2002.
  • Vernon and Irene Castle's Ragtime Revolution. University Press of Kentucky, 2007.
  • Bride of Golden Images: Essays on Stars of the 1930s-60s. BearManor Media, 2009.
  • John Gilbert : the last of the silent film stars. University Press of Kentucky, 2013.


Jack Judith Halberstam



  • with Ira Livingston (eds). Posthuman bodies. Indiana University Press, 1995.
  • Skin shows: gothic horror and the technology of monsters. Duke University Press, 1995.



Alan Hart



  • These Mysterious Rays: A Nontechnical Discussion of the Use of X Rays and Radium, Chiefly in Medicine. Harper, 1943.



Aoife Assumpta Hart.


  • Ancestral Recall: The Celtic Revival and Japanese Modernism. McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016.


Julia Ann Johnson

  • A Century of Chicago Streetcars, 1858-1958. Traction Orange Co, 1964.
  • Aurora 'n' Elgin: Being a Compendium of Word and Picture Recalling the Everyday Operations of the Chicago Aurora and Elgin Railroad.  Traction Orange, 1965


Christina Kahrl



  • with others. Baseball Prospectus. Various years.




Roz Kaveney


  • An unofficial critical companion to Buffy and Angel. Tauris Parke Paperbacks, 2001.
  • From Alien to The Matrix: Reading Science Fiction Film. I.B. Tauris, 2005.
  • Superheroes! Capes and Crusaders in Comics and Films. Superheroes!.I.B. Tauris, 2008.
  • Battlestar Galactica: Investigating Flesh, Steel and Spirit. Tauris, 2010.



Carla LaGata



  • Wege zum Heil: die Barquinha : eine ethnologische Studie zu Transformation und Heilung in den Ayahuasca-Ritualen einer brasilianischen Religion. (Ways to salvation: the Barquinha: an ethnological study of transformation and healing in the ayahuasca rituals of a Brazilian religion). Brasilienkunde-Verlag, 2003



Dierdre McCloskey


  • Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can't Explain the Modern World (November 2010), University of Chicago Press.
  • The Cult of Statistical Significance: How the Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives (January 2008), University of Michigan Press (with Stephen T. Ziliak).
  • The Bourgeois Virtues : Ethics for an Age of Commerce (June 2006), University of Chicago Press.
  • Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World (April 2016), University of Chicago Press.
  • The Economic Conversation (2008) (with Arjo Klamer and Stephen Ziliak)
  • The Secret Sins of Economics (August 2002), University of Chicago Press.
  • Measurement and Meaning in Economics: The Essential Deirdre McCloskey (1999) (edited by Stephen Ziliak)
  • The Vices of Economists, the Virtues of the Bourgeoisie (1996)
  • Knowledge and Persuasion in Economics (1994), Cambridge University Press.
  • Second Thoughts: Myths and Morals of U.S. Economic History (1993) (edited)
  • A Bibliography of Historical Economics to 1980 (1990)
  • If You're So Smart: The Narrative of Economic Expertise (1990)
  • The Consequences of Economic Rhetoric (1988)
  • The Writing of Economics (1987) reprinted as Economical Writing (2000)
  • Econometric History (1987)
  • The Rhetoric of the Human Sciences: Language and Argument in Scholarship and Public Affairs (1987)
  • The Rhetoric of Economics (1985 & 1998)
  • The Applied Theory of Price (1982 & 1985)
  • Enterprise and Trade in Victorian Britain: Essays in Historical Economics (1981)
  • Economic Maturity and Entrepreneurial Decline: British Iron & Steel, 1870–1913 (1973)
  • Essays on a Mature Economy: Britain after 1840 (1971)


Tadhg MacCrossan



  • The Sacred Cauldron: Secrets of the Druids. Llewellyn, 1991. .
  • The Truth About the Druids. Llewellyn, 1993.



Catherine McGregor



  • An Indian Summer of Cricket: Reflections on Australia's Summer Game. Barrallier Books Pty Ltd, 2012.



Alice Lyman Miller


  • Science and Dissent in Post-Mao China: The Politics of Knowledge. University of Washington Press, 1996.
  • with Richard Wich. Becoming Asia: Change and Continuity in Asian International Relations Since World War II. Stanford University Press, 2011.

Jan Morris


  • Coronation Everest. Faber and Faber, 1963.

A trilogy on the British Empire

  • Pax Britannica: The Climax of Empire. Faber and Faber, 1968.
  • Heaven's Command: An Imperial Progress. Faber and Faber, 1973.
  • Farewell the Trumpets: An Imperial Retreat. Faber and Faber, 1978.

Travel books:

  • Coast to Coast (published in the US as As I Saw the USA; 1956: winner of the 1957 Cafe Royal Prize)
  • Sultan in Oman (1957; new edition by Eland in 2008)
  • The Market in Seleukia (1957)
  • South African Winter (1958)
  • The Hashemite Kings (1959)
  • Venice (1960: winner of the 1961 Heinemann Award)
  • The Presence of Spain (1964)
  • Spain (1964)
  • Oxford (1965)
  • The Great Port: A Passage through New York (1969)
  • The Venetian Empire (1980)
  • A Venetian Bestiary (1982)
  • The Matter of Wales (1984)
  • Spain (1988)
  • Hong Kong (1988)
  • Sydney (1992)
  • Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere (2001)
  • The World: Life and Travel 1950-2000 (2003)
  • Contact! A Book of Encounters (2010)

Viviane Nasmaste


  • HIV Prevention and Bisexual Realities.University of Toronto Press, 2012.
  • Oversight: Critical Reflections on Feminist Research and Politics. Women’s Press, 2015.
  • Imprimés interdits: la censure des journaux jaunes au Québec, 1955-1975. Septentrion, 2017.


Femka Olyslager



  • Electromagnetic Waveguides and Transmission Lines. Clarendon Press, 1999.
  • with Ismo V. Lindell. Electromagnetics and Exotic Media: A Quest for the Holy Grail. Helsinki University of Technology, 2000.
  • with Ismo V. Lindell. Closed Form Solutions of Maxwell's Equations in the Computer Age. Helsinki University of Technology, 2003.

Oraith O’Sullivan


  • (ed). The Bible as Book (3 volumes). British Library, 2000-3.

Roberta Perkins

  • With Garry Bennett. Being a Prostitute: Prostitute Women and Prostitute Men. Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • A History, Manifesto, and a Report on the Proposed Welfare Services of the Australian Prostitutes' Collective. The Collective, 1985.
  • Female Prostitutes in Visible Prostitution in Inner-City Sydney. The author, 1985.
  • Female Prostitution in Sydney an Overview: An Information Document on Female Prostitution and Prostitute Women of Sydney. Australian Prostitutes Collective (N.S.W.), 1985.
  • "Working Girls": Normality and Diversity Among Female Prostitutes in Sydney. Macquarie University MA Hons Thesis, 1988.
  • Working Girls: Prostitutes, Their Life and Social Control. Australian Inst. of Criminology, 1991.
  • With G. Prestage, R. Sharp & Frances Lovejoy. Sex Work, Sex Workers in Australia. University of New South Wales Press, 1994.
  • With Frances Lovejoy. Call Girls: Private Sex Workers in Australia. University of Western Australia Press, 2007.

Rachel Pollack


  • with Salvador Dalí. Salvador Dali's Tarot. Michael Joseph, 1985.
  • The Body of the Goddess: Sacred Wisdom in Myth, Landscape and Culture. Element, 1997.
  • Complete Illustrated Guide To Tarot: How To Unlock The Secrets of The Tarot. Gramercy Books, 1999.
  • The Kabbalah Tree: A Journey of Balance & Growth. Llewellyn Publications, 2004.
  • Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom: A Book of Tarot. Weiser Books, 2007
  • The New Tarot Handbook: Master the Meanings of the Cards. Llewellyn, 2012.

Virginia Prince


  • with Charles Gurchot. The preparation and properties of a potent lactic dehydrogenase powder . University of California Press, 1939.
  • Chemistry in Your Beauty Shop. Milady Pub. Corp, 1955
  • Survey of Chemistry for Cosmetologists. Milady Pub. Corp, 1959

Jay Prosser

  • Light in the Dark Room: Photography and Loss. University of Minnesota Press, 2004.
  • American Fiction of the 1990s: Reflections of History and Culture.  Routledge, 2008.

Sabrina Petra Ramet


  • Rocking the State: Rock Music and Politics in Eastern Europe and Russia. Westview Press, 1994.
  • Eastern Christianity and Politics in the Twentieth Century. Christianity under stress, 1. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1988.
  • with Gordana P. Crnković. Kazaaam! Splat! Ploof!: The American Impact on European Popular Culture Since 1945. Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003.
  • Thinking About Yugoslavia: Scholarly Debates About the Yugoslav Breakup and the Wars in Bosnia and Kosovo. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2005.


Veronique Renard


  • Pantau in India. iUniverse, 2007.


Carol Riddell


  • Social Self-Government: Theory and Practice in Yugoslavia. Our Generation, 1970.
  • with Margaret A Coulson. Approaching Sociology. Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1972. 
  • The Findhorn Community: Creating a Human Identity for the 21st Century.  Findhorn Press, 1990.
  • The Path to Love Is the Practice of Love: An Introduction to Spirituality with Self-Help Exercises for Small Groups. Findhorn Press, 1995.
  • Tireragan: A Township on the Ross of Mull : a Study in Local History. Highland Renewal, 1996.
  • Introducing ESOL Skills for Life Provision in a Further Education College: The Quest for Materials. University of Manchester, 2005.
  • A Way Forward for Humanity: The Spiritual Basis of the Findhorn Community. 2013.

Janine Roberts


  • with M. Parsons, and Barbara Russell. The Mapoon Story, According to the Invaders: Church Mission, Queensland Government and Mining Company. International Development Action, 1975.
  • Massacres to Mining: The Colonisation of Aboriginal Australia. Dove Communications, 1981.
  • Maybanke Anderson: sex, suffrage & social reform. Hale & Iremonger, 1993.
  • Glitter & Greed: The Secret World of the Diamond Cartel. Disinformation, 2003.
  • The Vaccine Papers. Impact Investigative Media Productions, 2010.

Terry Rogers


  • The Little Book of Ventriloquism (1948)
  • Terri Rogers' Star Gate (1985)
  • Boromian Link (1986)
  • Wipe Out (1986)
  • Word of Mind (1986)
  • Secrets (1986)
  • More Secrets (1988)
  • Top Secrets (1998)

Martine Rothblatt


  • Radiodetermination Satellite Services and Standards.  Artech House, 1987.
  • Your Life or Mine: How Geoethics Can Resolve the Conflict between Public and Private Interests in Xenotransplantation. Ashgate, 2004.
  • Two Stars for Peace: The Case for Using U.S. Statehood to Achieve Lasting Peace in the Middle East. iUniverse, 2003.
  • Virtually Human The Promise - and the Peril - of Digital Immortality.  St. Martin's Press, 2014.

Joan Roughgarden


  • with Paul R Ehrlich. The Science of Ecology. Pearson, 1987.
  • Theory of Population Genetics and Evolutionary Ecology: An Introduction. Macmillan, 1987.
  • Anolis Lizards of the Caribbean: Ecology, Evolution, and Plate Tectonics. Oxford University Press, 1995
  • Primer of Ecological Theory. Pearson, 1997.
  • Evolution and Christian Faith: Reflections of an Evolutionary Biologist. Island Press. 2006.
  • The Genial Gene: Deconstructing Darwinian Selfishness. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009.

Jessica Amanda Salmonson


  • The Encyclopedia of Amazons: Women Warriors from Antiquity to the Present Era. Paragon House, 1991

Helen Savage


  • Excavations on Hadrian's Wall at Sewingshields: Interim Report 1979. Peter Robson, 1979.
  • Master of Wine Study Bursary: Reports on Visits to Italian Wine-Producing Regions, 1983. The Institute of Masters of Wine, 1985.
  • The Red Wines of Burgundy. Octopus, 1988.
  • with Claude Dovaz. Bourgogne rouge. Gründ, 1988.
  • L’Histoire du vin de France. Fetjaine, 2011.

Eleanor Schuler


  • High Temperature Inorganic Coatings. Reinhold, 1963.
  • Double Agent.  New American Library, 1967.

Lorimer Shenher.  



  • That Lonely Section of Hell: The Botched Investigation of a Serial Killer Who Almost Got Away. Greystone Books, 2015.  The Robert Picton case by a detective who later transitions.



Dawn Langley Simmons


  • Princess Margaret, An Informal Biography. Macrae Smith Co, 1958.
  • The Gypsy Condesa. Macrae Smith Co, 1958.
  • Vinnie Ream;the Story of the Girl Who Sculpted Lincoln. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1963.
  • The Sawdust Trail; The Story of American Evangelism. Macrae Smith Co, 1964.
  • Dear Vagabonds; The Story of Roy and Brownie Adams. Tara Books, 1964.
  • with Ann Pinchot. Jacqueline Kennedy ; a Biography. Frederick Fell, 1964.
  • Mr Jefferson's Ladies. Beacon Press, 1966.
  • Lady Bird and Her Daughters. M. Smith Co, 1967.
  • William. Father of the Netherlands. Rand McNally, 1969.
  • A Rose for Mrs. Lincoln; A Biography of Mary Todd Lincoln. Beacon Press, 1970.
  • Rosalynn Carter, Her Life Story. F. Fell Publishers, 1979.
  • Margaret Rutherford: A Blithe Spirit. McGraw-Hill, 1983.


Maria Gioacchina Stajano Starace


  • Roma capovolta. Quattrucci, 1959.
  • Pubblici scandali e private virtù: dalla dolce vita al convento. Manni, 2007.

Jean Marie Stine


  • Super Brain Power: The 21 Day Programme of Dramatically Improve Your Intelligence. Piatkus, 2000.
  • Empowering Your Life with Runes. Alpha, 2004.


Allucquere Roseanne Stone


  • The War of Desire and Technology at the Close of the Mechanical Age. MIT Press, 1996.

Susan Stryker


  • Gay by the Bay: A History of Queer Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area. Chronicle Books, 1996.
  • Queer Pulp: Perverse Passion in the Golden Age of the Paperback. Chronicle Books, 2001.

Petra de Sutter


  • with Elke Lahousse. (Over) leven: mijn strijd als transvrouw, arts & politica. Manteau, 2016.
  • with Eline Delrue. De maakbare baby : een onbegrensd verlangen? Academia Press, 2017.


Pip Wherrett



  • Drive It!: The Complete Book of High Speed Driving on Road & Track. Haynes Pub. Group, 1981.
  • Peter Wherrett's A Century of the Motor Car. Auto Industry Marketing Services, 1985.
  • Driving Skills and Tactics. Lothian Books, 1993.
  • with Kim Wherrett. Explore Australia by Four-Wheel Drive. Viking, 1995.
  • The Quest for the Perfect Car: My Life in Motoring. Hodder Headline Australia, 1999.
  • What They Don't Teach You in Driving School. Ibis Publishing, 2004.
  • Grit: An Epic Journey Across the World. Ibis Publishing Australia, 2005.


Georgia Ariana Ziadie/ Lady Colin Campbell



  • Lady Colin Campbell's Guide to Being a Modern Lady. Heterodox, 1986.
  • Diana in Private: The Princess Nobody Knows. St. Martin's Press, 1992.
  • The Royal Marriages: What Really Goes on in the Private World of the Queen and Her Family. St Martin’s Press, 1993.
  • The Real Diana. Arcadia, 2004.
  • The Queen Mother: The Untold Story of Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, Who Became Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. St. Martin's Press, 2012.
  • Queen’s Marriage. Dynasty Press, 2017.

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