Labor of Love: The Story of One Man's Extraordinary Pregnancy (Google eBook)

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Seal Press, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 337 pages
26 Reviews
Thomas Beatie electrified the world in April 2008 with his announcement that he was seven months pregnant and due to give birth in July. The news made headlines across the globe, but itís only one chapter in a fascinating saga. Labor of Love reveals Beatieís unique life experiences: his less-than-idyllic childhood in Hawaii, his feelings of being a young man trapped in the body of a woman, his fight to conceive a child, and the obstacles surrounding the delivery. This astonishing narrative permits an intimate look at a family that refuses to let other peopleís definitions of family deter them from creating one on their own terms. Labor of Love is much more than the story of a unique pregnancy and birth ó itís a beautiful and controversial love story about going against the tide, a powerful statement about the evolution of family and identity in the new millennium.
  

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Review: Labor of Love: The Story of One Man's Extraordinary Pregnancy

User Review  - Alissa O'neal - Goodreads

This book was so inspiring. It related to me and my situation. I don't like labels and neither does Thomas. In society, your imprinted with a label; whether or not its white or black,man or woman ... Read full review

Review: Labor of Love: The Story of One Man's Extraordinary Pregnancy

User Review  - Kelly Rudich - Goodreads

Excellent book describing one person's personal journey through their life as a transgender. Very candid on the process of accepting what one truly feels is the right lifestyle for them, finding love, and creating a family. Read full review

Contents

Define Normal
1
Paradise
13
My Fathers Way
31
The Note
53
chaPTer5 Little Brown Boy
75
Crossroads
93
Passion
115
Love Story
133
The Last Portal
207
Life and Death
219
Secret Joy
231
Manternity
247
Overnight Sensation
263
What People Say
277
A Dream Come True
291
FortheRecord
303

Becoming Thomas
151
TheDecision
171
Complications
195
A New Beginning
313
Letters to Susan
323
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Thomas Beatie was born and raised in Hawaiióas a girl, Tracy. Thomas made the transition to a male in the late 1990s. In July 2008, he gave birth to his daughter, Susan.

Currently, Thomas is happily married to his wife, Nancy, and is a custom screenprinter and owner of Define Normal Clothing Company. Thomas, Nancy, and Susan live together in Bend, Oregon.

Labor of Love is Thomasí first book and the product of a lifelong passion since the age of seventeen.

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