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In the Form of a Question: The Joys and Rewards of a Curious Life

In the Form of a Question: The Joys and Rewards of a Curious Life

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Author: Amy Schneider

ISBN: 9781668013304

Tags: Transgender, Nonfiction, New Releases

An inspirational and bold memoir from the most successful woman ever to compete on Jeopardy!—and an exploration of what it means to ask questions of the world and of yourself.

In eighth grade, Amy was voted “Most likely to appear on Jeopardy!” by her classmates. Decades later, this trailblazer finally got her chance. Not only did she walk away with $1.3 million while captivating the world with her impressive forty-game winning streak, but she made history and won an even greater prize—the joy of being herself on national television and blazing a trail for openly queer and transgender people around the world. Now, she shares her singular journey that led to becoming an unlikely icon and hero to millions. Her super power: Boundless curiosity and fearless questioning.

In the Form of a Question explores some of the innumerable topics that have fascinated Amy throughout her life—books and music, Tarot and astrology, popular culture and computers, sex and relationships—but they all share the same purpose: to illustrate, and celebrate, the results of a lifetime spent asking, why?

“Amy Schneider is one of the Jeopardy! greats, second only to Ken Jennings in games won . . . In her new memoir, she locks down a No. 1 spot, though, for best hang. . . . Her prose is warm and funny. . . . Images from a handwritten diary entry from the day her first wife left; her candor about self-loathing; the nervous ecstasy in her trans awakening—that’s where the book feels the most special and alive. . . . Trans stories are often commodified for either misery or nobility in the face of misery, but In the Form of a Question is a much fuller, livelier, more textured and sardonic picture.” —New York Times

“Written with wit and transparency, as well as the occasional passionate chapter on pop culture gems like the '90s MTV staple Daria, In the Form of a Question is both a multi-faceted portrait and an ode to learning.” People

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