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Letters for My Brothers: Transitional Wisdom in Retrospect

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In today's fast paced world, the internet can provide quick answers to personal questions. But when an individual raised by society to live, breathe and look at the world with female eyes transitions to male, some of the most enlightening, helpful and profound advice can only come in retrospect. Letter to my Brothers, features essays from respected transmen mentors who sha ...more
Paperback, Fourth Edition, 157 pages
Published 2011 by Wilgefortis (first published January 1st 2010)
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Letters for My Brothers is one of those books that I agreed to read, but wasn't really sure I wanted to review. It's not that I didn't expect it to be good, or that I felt obligated, or anything negative. Instead, it's that I didn't expect to relate to it, and I was concerned that disconnect might be hard to keep out of a review. After all, when you're going one way on the gender spectrum, it's hard to imagine anybody wanting to go the other way.

Much to my surprise (and delight), I found that co
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Broker
Aug 21, 2011 Broker rated it it was amazing
I have read many books on transition and this one is my favorite. The book is compromised of several guys' perspective on transition (FTM), what their experience was like, reactions from others, etc. One thing I love about the book is that you can read it cover to cover or you can jump around. Some letters are a few pages and some are longer. If you are someone that has a hard time finishing a book, this one will definitely keep your attention because each perspective is so different. As someone ...more
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Aug 11, 2010 Night Hobbit rated it it was amazing
Exceptional transitional wisdom by FTMs for FTMs but gender really isn't the issue. It's a book ALL transfolk should read and without doubt will enjoy.
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Excellent book. Gives enormous insight into the transitional experience of transmen.
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