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She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2003

    Students Enjoyed It

    College students enjoyed this read. Light -hearted and comical, the book changed many students' minds against the socially constructed, dichotomous nature of gender in our culture. Rather than criticizing Boylan for being selfish in her decision to change genders, students began to think that perhaps the question should be re-directed: How can society be so selfish as to disallow transgendered individuals the options to become who they are?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2003

    Examine what it means to be yourself

    I really enjoyed learning about Jenny's struggle with her gender. It also makes you examine what it means to just be your self. It is well-written and takes a light-hearted and humorous approach to a serious topic.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2003

    A Powerful Read

    I read this book recently at a friend's suggestion, and although unsure of what I would find within the pages, I became completely attached to Jenny ... and James before that. This story is an amazing true-to-life recollection of one of the hardest things a man could ever imagine dealing with, until he faced it and found out how strong that made him. Jenny is a powerful writer, her words brought her feelings to life. As a new social worker I have never worked w. transgendered individuals, but appreciate the opportunity given to me in these pages to learn and understand the experience of becoming a woman, when one isn't *born* one. Thanks, Jenny!

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