Self-Made Woman: A Memoir

Self-Made Woman: A Memoir

by Denise Chanterelle DuBois


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780299313906
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 08/22/2017
Series: Living Out: Gay and Lesbian Autobiography Series
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 867,057
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Denise Chanterelle DuBois is an actress, environmentalist, and businesswoman. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Table of Contents

Part 1. 1958-1972
                San Diego, 1983
Part 2. 1972-1983
                Oregon, 1997
Part 3. 1983-1997
                Kauai and Tribeca, 2008, and Oregon, 2002
Part 4. 2002-2004

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Self-Made Woman: A Memoir 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's hard to know what to rate... Denise's life or this book. The book itself isn't bad. Nicely written and edited, it tells the story of a trans woman and her life before and during her transition. Denise's life itself is a mess. It could be summerized as one big attempt to escape who she really was. In running from her past and her abusive family, she runs into drugs and pot and an overall unhealthy lifestyle. She struggles with an addiction to crystal meth, finds nothing wrong in drinking and smoking pot, and has an obsession with complicating her own life in so many ways. As the book ended, I found myself hoping her life is better now that she has transitioned fully than it was before. If it is, this book could be read as journey from Dennis to Denise. If it's not, it could be read as a tale of horror, where the demons we run to become the demons that ultimately destroy us.