What is the price of living an authentic life?
Ellen Krug knows.
"Getting to Ellen" vividly details the "gender journey" taken by Ellen Krug, a woman born into a male body. As a man, "Ed" Krug had everything anyone could ever want: the love of a soul mate named Lydia, two beautiful daughters, a house in the best neighborhood, a successful trial lawyer's career--a Grand Plan life so picture perfect that it inspired a beautiful pastel drawing.
In a quest to find inner peace, Ed gradually confronted fear and loss, including the residue of growing up in an alcoholic household and a parent's suicide. As this page-turning story of self-discovery unfolds, the reader understands that for Ed to live authentically as Ellen, much of that picture-perfect life--including Lydia's love--would need to be sacrificed.
How could anyone make that kind of choice, pay that kind of price? Then again, how could anyone not?
"Getting to Ellen" is much more than one person's story about some things lost and others gained. It's a glimpse into the life choices that all of us make-whether or not we're transgender.
This is a perfect read for anyone dealing with a key personal decision or life crisis or the question of whether to be true to one's self. And too, this story details what it means to be transgender, and it will help anyone wrestling with gender identity issues or loved ones trying to understand another's "gender journey."
In short, "Getting to Ellen" is an unforgettable true story of love, honesty and the rewards of living authentically.
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About the Author
She is a graduate of Coe College and Boston College Law School. She is one of the few attorneys in the United States to try separate jury trials in separate genders.
Ellen is a freelance writer for several publications and frequent lecturer on the life lessons learned during her gender journey. She presently serves as the executive director of a nonprofit organization.
She is the parent of two adult children.
"Getting to Ellen," is her first book.
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Demonstrates the power of true friendship, bravery, and being true to yourself , no matter what !