True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism--For Families, Friends, Coworkers, and Helping Professionals

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Wiley, Mar 24, 2003 - Psychology - 280 pages
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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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Informative - A Good Read!

User Review  - Terra Storm - 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

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User Review  - Tahlil77 - LibraryThing

...essential book for a rapidly changing world. A panorama of the conflicts transsexuals (TSs) face on a daily basis, which begins with definitions of the condition, then spends time dispelling myths ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Mildred L. Brown is a clinical sexologist and therapist in private practice in San Jose, California. She is also professor of clinical sexology at the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco.

Chloe Ann Rounsley (www.rounsley.com) is a writer, journalist, and editorial consultant based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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