Elliot Page Unveils Cover For Upcoming Memoir, 'Pageboy'

"I hope this can help someone feel less alone, feel seen, no matter who they are or what path they are on."

It might not even be winter yet, but we already know one of our must-read books for next summer.

On Monday (Dec. 5) Elliot Page revealed the cover of his upcoming memoir, Pageboy, which is due to hit bookshelves in June. In an Instagram post unveiling the cover, which features an image shot by photographer Catherine Opie, the Umbrella Academy actor wrote:

"Writing a book has come up a few times over the years, but it never felt right and quite frankly, it didn’t feel possible. I could barely sit still, let alone focus long enough to complete such a task. At last, I can be with myself, in this body."

Page's caption continued, stressing how important trans stories are right now as attacks against trans people have increased and "our humanity is regularly 'debated' in the media."

"The act of writing, reading, and sharing the multitude of our experiences is an important step in standing up to those who wish to silence and harm us," Page said. "Books have helped me, saved me even, so I hope this can help someone feel less alone, feel seen, no matter who they are or what path they are on."

As Logo previously reported, the Academy Award-nominated star first spoke publicly about his gender identity in December 2020, tweeting a heartfelt coming-out message to his 1.5 million Twitter followers.

“I can’t even begin express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self,” he wrote. “I’ve been endlessly inspired by so many in the trans community. I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer. To all the trans people who deal with harassment, self-loathing, abuse, and [threats] of violence every day: I see you, I love you, and I will do everything I can to change this world for the better.”

When the memoir was announced earlier this year, the publisher, Flatiron Books, released a statement saying: “The memoir will delve into Page’s relationship with his body, his experiences as one of the most famous trans people in the world, and will cover mental health, assault, love, relationships, sex, and the cesspool that Hollywood can be."

On the book's website, the description reads: "Full of behind the scenes details and intimate interro­gations on sex, love, trauma, and Holly­wood, Pageboy is the story of a life pushed to the brink. But at its core, this beautifully written, winding journey of what it means to untangle ourselves from the ex­pect­ations of others is an ode to stepping into who we truly are with defiance, strength, and joy."

We have already added it to our Goodreads "Want to Read" list. Pageboy will hit bookshelves on June 6, 2023.