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Wrapped In Blue: A Journey of Discovery

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Wrapped In Blue is Donna Rose's deeply personal memoir of self-discovery. The emotional story of her courageous and difficult journey across the gender line challenges the reader to consider life, love and gender in a new and insightful way. In the process, it provides a unique, intriguing, and sometimes humorous perspective on the differences between men and women.
Paperback, 357 pages
Published May 1st 2003 by Living Legacy Press
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Bobbie
Jul 12, 2012 Bobbie rated it really liked it
Very well written, I found myself initially picturing the author as a male, but as the story progressed I imagined a female. It was a story that is relatable on the issues of self discovery. Inspirational. I didn't always love Dave/Donna's choices, but I deeply respect this individual.
Karen
Aug 03, 2012 Karen rated it it was amazing
I first read "Wrapped in Blue" a month into my transition -- months before hormone therapy and long before any surgery. I cried when I read it and I think I underlined half the book. Now, after HRT, FFS & SRS, I went back and reread this book. As much as it meant to me when I first read it, I now have an even greater appreciation for what Donna wrote.

Every transsexuial has a different set of experiences, but Donna's story contains so many universal elements. In many ways, Donna's story is my
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Eric Peterson
Aug 02, 2011 Eric Peterson rated it it was amazing
Full disclosure: I know Donna, and consider her to be a friend. AND, this book is incredible. When I started it, I was under the impression that I knew a fair amount about the transgender experience. To be fair, I knew more than most cis-gender people know, and what I knew was more or less correct. But there was SO much that I DIDN'T know, and I'm incredibly grateful to Donna for being so forthcoming, so brave, so insightful, so willing to share her story - ALL of her story, not just the parts t ...more
Erica
Jul 31, 2007 Erica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I actually met the author and have a signed copy of this book. When I read what she went through, and what so many others go through, to have their outsides match what they really feel inside, I knew no one would make this decision and go through this process simply on a whim, or to follow the crowd. But that's exactly what bible thumpers would want us to believe. I could never do what she has done, but then I also don't have the inner turmoil she had. As a society, we need to embrace folks like ...more
Danny
Apr 04, 2011 Danny rated it really liked it
As an autogynephilic person with a general interest in sociology and sex and gender, and a specific interest in gender transgression and transsexualism, this autobiographical book was an enjoyable, and at times emotional, read.
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