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Dear Mom and Dad: You Don't Know Me, But ...

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Much has been written both about and by people who feel they were assigned the wrong body at conception, exploring the struggles and too often the tragedies that result from that mismatch of nature. Very little has been written, however, to chronicle the lifelong struggle of people to understand and come to terms with two distinct sets of emotions, one male and one female ...more
Paperback, 290 pages
Published July 3rd 2012 by iUniverse (first published July 1st 2012)
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Jason Harris
Dec 09, 2015 rated it did not like it
Narcissistic and oblivious.

These are the key words that come to mind as I try to explain my take on this author. Narcissistic not only for writing a (much too) detailed autobiography, but as a self-described life pattern. And oblivious, again, by his/her own admission. Oblivious to self, others, truth, reality, etc.

I read this book because it seemed to promise a better understanding of trans/dual-gendered people. While I suppose it did lead to increased understanding, it did not have a positive
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Jossie Marie Solheim
Sep 08, 2017 rated it did not like it
My friend is currently in transition and so I thought this book would be interesting, but I hated it. it was at times confusing. I was left feeling pretty angry as the author of this book was very clearly not a very nice person and extremely self-absorbed. I was horrified by how they justified violence towards children, cheated on their spouse and regularly drinks and drives. On top of all this, they really didn't address the subject of transition all that much. I really wouldn't recommend this ...more
Araminta
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: give-aways
An 'interesting' memoir on the LGBTQ+ issues
Nicholas
Jun 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: goodreads-win
Goodreads win. Review to come

An interesting read. Really made me think.
Kelly Woolfrey
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Really eye opening memoir
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John
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Shelves: pbr-hbr, reviews, digital
Review available on Pacific Book Review. ...more
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