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Katherine's Diary: The Story of a Transsexual

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Paperback, 428 pages
Published November 13th 2008 by BookSurge Publishing (first published 2008)
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Lynnie Saint-James
Feb 03, 2014 Lynnie Saint-James rated it it was amazing
Katherine was known as John until her early fifties when she transitioned, via transgender surgery, into the woman she had always wanted to be.

There is something about themselves that most people would change. But when you consider what Katherine and other transgenders go through, wanting to be fatter or thinner, or have a different hair colour (or more of it!) pale in comparison.

Before reading Katherine’s Diary, to be a man born in a woman’s body and vice-versa was something I could not imagine
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Edwina Harvey
Jul 15, 2012 Edwina Harvey rated it really liked it
I don't think I've ever had the opportunity to have a pleasant morning tea with someone that finished with her asking: "Have you read my book?"

Katherine Cummings and I have a few things in common: a love of books, a long career in libraries and a love of science fiction. Only one of us is transgender.

Katherine's Diary is as much autobiography - the story of her interesting childhood in the Pacific Islands, evacuating to Australia in the midst of WW II and resettling in New Zealand and her early
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Deborah
Jul 20, 2013 Deborah rated it really liked it
I think now that i was irrational, even insane, at the time. My transsexualism had taken hold of me with such obsessive force that i could not concentrate on anything else. There i was, a fifty-year old professional academic librarian who had desperately wanted to be female every since memories began.....

a very honest book, he is the most normal person that you could imagine..
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