LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 283 -- Pictured: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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Earlier this month, Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace announced her upcoming memoir—Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout. Now, in an article she wrote for Noisey, the punk band's frontwoman is explaining the meaning behind the bold title:

"There is a certain element of expletive present behind the title, sure, but in no way did I arrive at it for the purpose of sensationalism. I’m not attempting to publish a self-aggrandizing piece of writing here. TRANNY is an incredibly scathing look back at my life. There are themes of hatred and aggression, directed at me from other people, but mostly inwardly, from myself. I’ve been called horrible insults and slurs over my career, my reactions to some have even famously landed me in jail. But I’ve learned to adapt by embracing them, and using them as armor, which should be apparent from the subtitle: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout."

Grace continues to explains why the word "tranny" holds a lot of universal power and why the book's title has caused a rift within the trans community. Read the full explanation here.

Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout will be available on Nov. 15 through Hachette Books. According to a Rolling Stone interview, Against Me! is currently working on a new album.