Page also announced that he would begin his book tour and that it would promote his story and the lives of other queer and trans people.
Elliot Page is now officially an author and could not be any prouder of his new memoir, "Pageboy." On Tuesday, May 16, the "Umbrella Academy" star posted a video on Instagram showing himself unboxing the first print form of his memoir and flipping through the pages in awe. "'Pageboy' is real, and I can't wait for everyone to get their copy in a few weeks," he captioned the emotional video. "If you haven't yet, preorder yours at ElliotPageBook.com!"
"Here we go," he said as he opened the box. "Wow, it's real! Can't wait for you to read it," he added, after peeking at the cover and smiling while showing it to the camera, reported PEOPLE.
The book, out in stores on June 6, was released through Flatiron Books and is a memoir that "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," the publisher told the Associated Press. In April, Page also announced that he would begin his book tour.
He told PEOPLE that this tour would promote his story and the lives of other queer and trans people. "June 6 feels like it is quickly approaching," he said. "I'm thrilled for people to finally read 'Pageboy.' I am grateful for the opportunity to engage with readers and listeners across the country about it, and to celebrate other queer and trans stories along the way as well."
The book cover features a simple portrait photo of the actor posing in a white tank top, blue jeans and a necklace. "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," Page wrote on Instagram in early 2023. "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. So, I've written a book about my story."
The "Juno" actor, who came out as transgender in December 2020, wrote in the caption that he has felt uncomfortable in his body "at many points in my life" before calling the memoir cover photoshoot "a joyful experience that I will never forget."
According to PEOPLE, Page shared that books have helped him through the dark moments of his life and have given him clarity. "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 wrote. "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."
A synopsis for "Pageboy" describes the memoir as a "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."
Fans and readers raved in the comments section of Page's unboxing video about how happy they were for him and how important it is for such life stories to be shared and inspire so many others."Now this is an unboxing that makes my heart full! So excited for you! Can’t wait to read it!" said @alexandrakekeris.
"I can't wait to read it. you probably get this all the time but I grew up feeling such a connection to you. Thank you so much for sharing your story and showing trans artists like myself that we can achieve our dream," wrote @maddoxreksten. "Preordered mine already. Your face was so full of pride when you opened the box! Congratulations! You are an amazing person and an inspiration to so many!" added @annmargaret9924.