Arin Andrews graduated from high school in 2014. He enjoys hiking, camping, and motocross. Some Assembly Required is his first book. Arin lives in Oklahoma. Visit him on YouTube (RockClimber712), Instagram (@ArinAndrews), Facebook (Facebook.com/ArinAndrews), and Twitter (@Arin_Andrews).
"This is a brave book that handles complicated and sensitive topics
honestly and, at times, with humor." * Publishers Weekly *
"[A] plainspoken and sometimes humorous memoir...background information about societal gender expectations and physical transition processes fit in easily among typical teenage concerns like love, heartbreak and prom. Friendly and informative." * Kirkus Reviews *
"How do you begin to understand who you are when you don't even know the word for it, and no one else in your community does either? Arin Andrews has found the words now, and they're poignant and startling." * Ellen Wittlinger, award-winning author of Parrotfish, Hard Love and Love & Lies. *
"Arin's gutsy and important coming-of-age memoir is a must-read for anyone who has ever felt alone, marginalized, or `other.' Sad, funny, and completely real." * Susan Kuklin, author and photographer of Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out *
"[Arin Andrews] writes frankly and bravely about his transition and romantic relationships. This nonfiction account...is enlightening." * School Library Journal *
"Teens will feel for [Arin], root for him, and learn a lot about the costs and complexities of gender transition." * VOYA *