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When My Boyfriend Was a Girl: A Memoir

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  41 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Sunshine had been unlucky in love—with both men and women—for years. She needed a new plan. What else could she do but hit the internet, cross her fingers, and hope for the best? In this heartfelt, humorous memoir the author takes readers on her personal journey of falling in love with Leor, who was born female, but who became the man of her dreams, through all of the ups ...more
Kindle Edition, 146 pages
Published March 19th 2014
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Lauren Albert
Full disclosure--I know Sunshine though the book was the first I knew of her history with Leor (or Leor's own gender history). I thought it a lovely and brave look at the trials and tribulations of a love affair made more complex by the ongoing gender transformation of the man.
Apr 14, 2014 Steve rated it it was amazing
In many respects this memoir is a conventional love story: two people meet, there's chemistry, each has reservations about wading in too deep or too fast, one gets over those reservations before the other ... and maybe they make it, maybe they don't.

But it's a memoir with a twist, and the twist is everything. Well written and tightly-paced, the book's core message might be boiled down to this: a relationship with a transexual is ... wait for it ... a relationship.

Mugrabi writes well, honestly, b
Shawna Burton
Oct 04, 2016 Shawna Burton rated it really liked it
Good point of view.

This is a good book about being the partner of a transitioning man. It rings close to my heart since I am in the same position as Sunshine was.
Dec 01, 2015 Jaie rated it it was ok
I read this for free through Kindle Unlimited. It was okay. I feel weird critiquing a memoir, as it describes someone's personal experiences. I never really felt the chemistry between Sunshine and Leor. I related to some of the difficulties of being in a long-term relationship. I cringed at some of the language used to describe transgender issues (including the title). And I felt the ending was rushed and focused on societal relationship goals and not personal or interpersonal ones, and I felt ...more
I'm really glad I read this, especially as I don't know very much about transgender issues. Mugrabi's memoir highlights the unique challenges of being with someone in transition, but also underscores the fact that love is love -- the ups and downs in their relationship are the kinds experienced by ALL couples, regardless of their gender or orientation.
Jul 29, 2016 Crystal rated it liked it
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*2.5 stars*
Great topic, not the best book. I had to keep reminding myself it was set in the 90s, so the ignorance, judgment, and gender roles were maybe due to the times. (??) Plus, the way it ended was rushed and disappointing. Overall just...blah. Not recommended, there are better memoirs on this topic out there!
May 03, 2014 Kevin rated it really liked it
Frank, intimate, and sometimes moving look into this couple's somewhat unique situation. I have a new understanding of what some of the emotional issues are.
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