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

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Seal Press, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 337 pages
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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 itOCOs only one chapter in a fascinating saga. "Labor of Love" reveals BeatieOCOs 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 peopleOCOs 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 ? itOCOs 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  - Amanda Hellwig - Goodreads

Story was intriguing, but the story-telling was not. After a while the narrative style became boring, just more of the same over and over, and the only reason I finished it was because it was for a class. Read full review

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User Review  - Ann - Goodreads

I first became acquainted with this family through the learning Channel. This book is available on book share.org Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Thomas Beatie was born and raised in Hawaii—as 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 Thomas’ first book and the product of a lifelong passion since the age of seventeen.

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