A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Archie Bongiovanni
Rating: 5/5. Short and accessible for anyone looking to brush up their language game.
Received from Netgalley for a fair review.
Really is a quick-n-easy guide to they/them pronouns!
As someone who is more comfortable with neutral pronouns than any other, this little book was an absurd, educational delight. It puts a lot of the things I (and many others like me) struggle with into an easily-readable format for anyone looking to see exactly how using neutral pronouns could fit into anyone’s life. Singular they isn’t a new concept, but it’s one that a lot of people still struggle with — which tends to have some pretty harsh knock-on consequences for those of us who use it as their ‘standard’ pronoun, as it were.
This book addresses these issues and doesn’t patronise the (both cisgender and non-binary) readers by doing so; it shows us the structure of a pronoun, and lightly touches on the topic of the ever-changing nature of language, and why using they/them to refer to a person really shouldn’t be such a big deal because of that.
Also, it’s funny! This is 100% the kind of book I’d keep spare copies of around the house or in my backpack when I’m going out, and discreetly drop them off in high-traffic areas that I’m planning on visiting. Gotta spread the good word of Singular They.