True selves: understanding transsexualism... : for family, friends, coworkers, and helping professionals

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Combines authoritative information and humanitarian insight into the transsexual experience

Filled with wisdom and understanding, this groundbreaking book paints a vivid portrait of conflicts transsexuals face on a daily basis--and the courage they must summon as they struggle to reveal their true being to themselves and others. True Selves offers valuable guidance for those who are struggling to understand these people and their situations.

Using real life stories, actual letters, and other compelling examples, the authors give a clear understanding of what it means to be transsexual. They also give other useful advice, including how to deal compassionately with these commonly misunderstood individuals--by keeping an open heart, communicating fears, pain and support, respecting choices.

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User Review  - SadieSForsythe - LibraryThing

While it was worth reading for the basic 'people are people who should be treated as people' message and some of its basic information, my primary impression of this book is that it is painfully dated ... Read full review

Informative - A Good Read!

User Review  - Borders

I read this book years ago when I first came out and was still learning who I was. Though I am a very different person today, I would not have made the conclusions I did without having read this book ... Read full review


A Question of Gender
The Childhood Years
The Teen Years

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About the author (1996)

MILDRED L. BROWN is a clinical sexologist and therapist in private practice in Los Gatos, California. She is also professor of clinical sexology at the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco. CHLOE ANN ROUNSLEY is a San Francisco based writer, journalist, and marketing consultant with her own firm, Rounsley Associates. She has done extensive writing and research on the topic of transsexualism, with articles appearing in such publications as the San Francisco Chronicle.

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