Brown and Rounsley's solidly based introduction to many aspects of living as a transsexual provides general information about the dilemma of feeling trapped in the wrong physical gender, about such a person's development, and about locating a gender therapist. Brown and Rounsley also detail the process of transition between genders, starting with legal and identity changes and proceeding to changing outward modes of self-presentation (they include sample "coming-out" letters to employers, coworkers, friends, and family members) and dealing with bathroom issues, hormone treatments, surgical options, and guidelines for finding social support. First-person accounts from transsexuals augment general readability and put human faces on the issues discussed. Whitney Scott --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
"I would strongly recommend this book as a primer for anyone interested in this topic." (Archives of Sexual Behavior, 35:2)See all Product Description
this book gives helpful information and a look at transsexualism that is sympathetic and positive. Brown does a great job of explaining and laying out the issues. Read morePublished on Jan. 27 2004
This is by far the best written book about transsexualism that I have ever read. I find it amazing that the authors can have such an accurate perception on what it's like to be a... Read morePublished on Oct. 11 2003 by "jacquehadly"
This book is a must for anyone whom sef-identifies as Transgender and for friends, families, allies, caregivers, and clinicians serving the Trans population. Read morePublished on June 10 2003 by Neil J. Hajba
I was able to finally come out to several of my family members, which was definitely hard (even though I was pretty sure they would accept me). Read morePublished on April 26 2003 by Brandon Wing
This is a great book. It explains the life of a transgender. From childhood through the hormones and operations. Read morePublished on March 30 2003 by Josie LePage
When I was beginning my investigation of my own gender identity, I started with this book because it was recommended to me. Now I am recommending it. Read morePublished on Sept. 29 2002 by Sophie
I couldn't stop crying the first time I read this book. In fact I couldn't put it down. As a Transsexual moving through transition, I felt a spiritual bond with all of the other... Read morePublished on Sept. 23 2002 by Angela Moreau
Dr Brown is an angel who helped a friend of mine find some semblance of peace.Published on July 25 2002 by K Nickles