Customer Reviews for

Normal: Transsexual CEOs, Crossdressing Cops, and Hermaphrodites with Attitude

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2005

    A True Disappointment

    I was truly disappointed with the lack of content. It's almost like the author found a subject and stopped researching the rest of the topic. Unlike the the book, scant details are included. The various other gradations of what has become known as Transgenders or TG's is completely omitted. Many CD's move on to other items too. Most TG's start as CD's and move forward deeper into the whole TG genre. Amy Bloom's stopping soley at lifestyles Crossdressers (CD) and delving in clinic like exploration of Transvestites (TV) and Transexuals (TS) as if they were the same is clearly ignorant and proves limited to little research was done on the topic. The different types of Transvestites('TVs') is explored and their psyche. The different types of Transexuals, both pre and post-operative. Yes some NEVER get Gender Reassignment Surgery. Then all the sexual preferences of those is overlooked. Like a post operative lesbian- Hey GO Figure!! Author Bloom completely overlooks most of the area of 'Transexuals' she expounds in her book's title and wonders off into some little corner of the whole TG world. Amy Bloom's book should have the title changed to accurately reflectthe limited rear she writes about. She does write well on those areas she chooses to write. Nonetheless, I feel I was 'taken' by a title that did NOT represent Bloom's writing. I am truly disappointed! :((

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2003

    Keen Insight, Humorous, Delightful Style

    After a popular novel and two stunning collections of short stories, psychotherapist and fiction writer Amy Bloom turns an eye toward gender, and her new non-fiction book is a knockout. Made up of three individual essays and an Afterword called ¿On Nature,¿ Bloom examines issues of gender that are outside what most of society calls ¿normal.¿ In ¿The Body Lies: Female-to-Male Transsexuals,¿ we are introduced to a number of people born genetically male who are living as women (with or without sex reassignment surgery); in the section on ¿Heterosexual Crossdressers,¿ we learn about manly men who, at times, enjoy dressing in feminine garb; the last segment, ¿Hermaphrodites with Attitude,¿ is about people born with ambiguous ¿genital anomalies.¿ The author interviewed numerous transsexuals, crossdressers, and intersexed people as well as doctors, educators, sex researchers, and others to give readers an engrossing glimpse at the confusion, prejudice, and misunderstanding that occurs when people are not so easily boxed into categories of ¿male¿ or ¿female.¿ With a deft touch and a wry sense of humor, Bloom makes a cogent argument for acceptance and understanding. In a segment that will no doubt be much quoted, she writes, ¿(O)ur mistake is in thinking that the wide range of humanity represents aberration when in fact it represents just what it is: range. Nature is not two little notes on a child¿s flute; Nature is more like Aretha Franklin: vast, magnificent, capricious¿occasionally hilarious¿and infinitely varied¿ (p. 149). Anyone interested in a combination of delightful writing style and keen insight about issues of gender will find this book fascinating. I highly recommend it.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1