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She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders - Community Reviews back

by Jennifer Finney Boylan
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Kaethe rated it 2 years ago
Memoirs are hard to get right: too much honesty and everyone will come away hating you, too littleand everyone comes away hating you and thinking you're a phony. Then too, many people who have had interesting lives aren't able to articulate them very well. Then you can read a couple of hundred pages...
Merle rated it 2 years ago
This is definitely an interesting book: the memoir of a transgender woman who made the transition in her early 40s, after marrying a woman who had no idea of her gender issues, having two kids, and building a career as an English professor in rural Maine. It seems to be pretty heavily fictionalized,...
KCPolski rated it 12 years ago
Prejudices abound in the world, and I am no exception to that. Although I don't want to be on the receiving end of another's prejudice for being fat or gay or whatever, I know I still have my prejudices that need to be dealt with. My opinion of transexuals was one of them.Before reading this book,...
lizpatanders rated it 12 years ago
I was really excited to have this chance to read this book for my Intro. to Women' and Gender Studies class because my father recommended it to me. I really enjoyed the book, but not in the ways that I expected to. I also have to say that I think that memoirs are hard books to review, because they...
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