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The Phallus Palace: Female to Male Transsexuals
by Dean Kotula
"The Phallus Palace "is a bold approach to the subject of female to male transexuals (FTMs). Personal testaments from FTMs and contributions from a host of others place the subject of transsexualism into a historical, medical, psychological and cultural context. Captivating photographs guide the reader from the FTMs female personae, through surgical operations, to portrait ...more
Paperback, 253 pages
Published July 1st 2002 by Alyson Books
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Dec 10, 2007 Diana Coe rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: all FTMs and their SO's, relatives, and friends
This was an amazing book to read as my partner starts his transition. All of the individual stories have so many connecting elements. I found those to be the most revealing and the before and after pictures are incredible. The chapter by Diane Ellaborn (who happens to be my boyfriend's therapist) was extremely informative and I also liked the interview with Dr. Meltzer as he is one of the doctors who ranks high on our list for future surgical procedures. Even if you don't know anyone going throu ...more
Sep 08, 2007 Jazzy rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who are interested in learing about ftm
this book is very informative in the case's of transsexuals. it has personal stories from transsexuals. and does a amazing job of humanizing the people in the book. read it if you want to learn more.