The All of It: A Bogan Rhapsody

The heart-breaking, heart-warming, heart-stopping Aussie memoir which redefines "she'll be right".




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Shortlisted for The Age Book of the Year!

If you’re alive, you can do anything.

If you’re reading this, you’re not dead.

What’s it like to grow up in an Aussie family that has a man of every flavour? A bank robber, an infamous sports umpire, several different breeds of drug addict (collect the whole set!), a roster of crafty swindlers, an attempted murderer and the local town drunk. And what if you had a secret so ghastly that you feared it made you more disgraceful than all of your roguish ancestors combined?

Seven years ago, Ben was a millennial with a death wish. He was loveless, overweight, crashing in his parents’ rumpus room and blinking his life away in a haze of marijuana vape. Then one day Ben decided to change everything – starting with the Ben bit. Becoming Cadance was more than a gender transition: it was a transition in every way, fear to acceptance, from self-loathing to love, anger to kindness. She was determined to experience the all of it.

Written with dazzling creativity and exuberance, The All of It is a wild coming-of-gender memoir like no other. Tender, tragic, hilarious and life-affirming, it will leave you understanding a little more about trans people, rural Australia, family, millennials and the beautiful contradictions of our kaleidoscopic world.

Praise for The All of It: A Bogan Rhapsody

Benjamin Law

Celebrity Artist

"Cadance Bell is the human equivalent of Halley’s Comet: a once-in-a-lifetime blazing talent."

Hayley Scrivenor

Best-selling author of Dirt Town

"This is a beautiful, generous gift to the world... I can't even begin to say how much I loved this memoir."

Beejay Silcox

Writer & Literary Critic

"Madcap and bruised and bruising and gorgeous! And fucking funny!! A perfect book."

Gill Hicks AM MBE

Author, speaker, survivor

"Cadance Bell is the most joyful human being; a masterful and crafted and gifted storyteller."

The Guardian

Must read books of July 2022

"Laugh-out-loud funny and often moving... Bell is witty and candid, and I suspect we’ll read a lot more from her."

Linc Jenkin

Star Observer

"Truly the book all of Australia needs."

Phoebe Barsi

Opus Magazine

"A book for everyone… an unmissable read, and I am telling, not recommending, telling you to read this book. I promise you will not regret it."

Kia Handley

Writer / Producer / Performer

"An incredible book... a game changer for regional queer people."

Cady's Mum

Dragon (and Raving Loon)

"Fathers! People are gonna think your mother is a bloody raving loon!"

George Banach-Salas


"In The All of It: A bogan rhapsody, Cadance Bell gives us multitudes. This memoir is raw, vulnerable, authentic and full of heart."


Cady's Story Circle

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