Christine Jorgensen: A Personal Autobiography

Christine Jorgensen: A Personal Autobiography

by Christine Jorgensen, Susan Stryker
     
 

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In 1951 George Jorgensen, an American man of 26, left for Denmark and returned a year later as the first world-renowned transsexual, Christine Jorgensen. In her own personable style, Jorgensen offers a firsthand account of her ground-breaking life. "Nature made a mistake," she wrote, "which I have corrected."

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In 1951 George Jorgensen, an American man of 26, left for Denmark and returned a year later as the first world-renowned transsexual, Christine Jorgensen. In her own personable style, Jorgensen offers a firsthand account of her ground-breaking life. "Nature made a mistake," she wrote, "which I have corrected."

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Jorgensen made international headlines in the early 1950s as the first person to go public about having a sex-change operation. Following the revelation, s/he became the poster child for transsexualism. Her 1967 autobiography is a straightforward account of growing up as a boy with much inner conflict. It goes on to cover the decision to have the surgery, the procedure itself, and her successful career as a Las Vegas entertainer. This contains a new introduction by gay historian Susan Stryker. (LJ 9/1/67) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781573441001
Publisher:
Cleis Press
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.99(d)

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