She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders

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Crown Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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The provocative bestseller She’s Not There is the winning, utterly surprising story of a person changing genders. By turns hilarious and deeply moving, Jennifer Finney Boylan explores the territory that lies between men and women, examines changing friendships, and rejoices in the redeeming power of family. Told in Boylan’s fresh voice, She’s Not There is about a person bearing and finally revealing a complex secret. Through her clear eyes, She’s Not There provides a new window on the confounding process of accepting our true selves.

“Probably no book I’ve read in recent years has made me so question my basic assumptions about both the centrality and the permeability of gender, and made me recognize myself in a situation I’ve never known and have never faced . . . The universality of the astonishingly uncommon: that’s the trick of She’s Not There. And with laughs, too. What a good book.” —Anna Quindlen, from the Introduction to the Book-of-the-Month-Club edition.

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Great writing, amazing story. - Goodreads
This was well-written and pretty easy to read. - Goodreads
It is also a touching love story. - Goodreads
This was great writing and an incredible story. - Goodreads
Has some good humor and insight to it...stay tuned. - Goodreads
Effective intro to life as a transgendered individual. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Amy Smith - Goodreads

Stupid cover photo. EXCELLENT book. Read full review

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Captivating, funny, thoughtful, and authentic. A good book and a very quick read. Read full review

About the author (2007)

JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN is cochair of the English department at Colby College, where she was voted Professor of the Year in 2000. As James Finney Boylan, she wrote the critically praised novels The Constellations, The Planets, and Getting In, as well as a collection of short stories. She lives in Maine with her family.

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