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Balls: It Takes Some to Get Some

Balls: It Takes Some to Get Some

by Chris Edwards


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Changing your gender from female to male takes balls. And if you're going to do it in front of 500 coworkers at one of the top ad agencies in the country, you better have a pretty big set!

At a time when the term "transgender" didn't really exist, and with support from family, friends, and a great therapist, Chris Edwards endured 28 surgeries to become the man he always knew he was meant to be. He used what he learned working in advertising along with his ever-present sense of humor to rebrand himself and orchestrate what was quite possibly the most widely accepted and embraced gender transition of its kind. He's a pioneer who changed the perception of an entire community, and his memoir, BALLS, will touch readers' hearts and open their minds.

Edwards is funny, brazen, and endearing, and BALLS is the hilarious and moving story about family, friends, and the courage to be your true self. It boldly and fearlessly goes where other trans memoirs haven't. If you've ever felt uncomfortable in your own skin, for whatever reason, you will be inspired and empowered by this book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632992659
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group, LLC
Publication date: 11/01/2019
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 1,056,188
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Chris Edwards made his advertising debut in 1993 as a copywriter at Arnold, a high profile ad agency in Boston. It was there he used the principles of branding and marketing along with his ever-present sense of humor to orchestrate what was quite possibly the most widely accepted and embraced gender transition of its kind-at a time when the word transgender didn't exist. After building an award-winning career spanning nearly twenty years, Chris left his Arnold post as EVP, Group Creative Director to write his memoir, BALLS. Since then, he's become a sought-after speaker, inspiring and empowering audiences with his personal story of courage and message that we actually have the power to control how others define us. Chris grew up in the Boston suburbs and was voted Most Likely to Get an Ulcer by his high school classmates. He went on to attend Colgate University, where he majored in psychology and minored in keg stands. He currently lives in Boston's South End with his fake dog, Sanchez, whose antics are featured every year on the Edwards family Christmas card. He'll find any excuse to buy a grocery store birthday cake (gold with buttercream frosting), can complete the New York Times crossword any day of the week (Monday through Wednesday without cheating), and uses Downtown Abbey reruns as a substitute for Ambien. He has yet to develop an ulcer.

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