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4.80  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Imagine you are a proud lesbian and a feminist. You have the odd doubt about your sexuality but you understand how the male-dominated world works and are angry about it. You even go to prison to protest at the ultimate in male violence: nuclear weapons. Then one day, a shock realisation occurs that not only are you not a lesbian, but you are in fact, a man. Your world is t ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 28th 2017 by Troubador Publishing Ltd
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Dru
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was worried when my copy of Charlie Kiss’ ‘New Man’ arrrived.Trans people’s stories can be very badly told, and history has justly consigned many of them to a kind oblivion. I wanted this one to be good. (Disclaimer; Charlie is a friend, and we have been travelling both in opposite directions and the same one for a long time now, as it were)

I shouldn’t have been concerned. His style is straightforward and matter-of-fact; even without the trans element his story would have been interesting; emb
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Dawn Thorpe
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A thoroughly engaging read. Charlie covers so many issues in this book, and for those of us of a similar age it is a real trip down memory lane.

An amazing insight into Greenham Common which made me feel ashamed that at the same time, barring the obvious big CND rallies and anti BNP marches I was busily enjoying my middle class life listening to Culture Club and drinking Malibu!

Charlie takes you by the hand and leads you through his journey from separatist lesbian activist to adolescent 40 year o
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Clare Summerskill
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An excellent read, couldn't put it down! This is a book about the personal and the political, about feminism, and patriarchy, and the peace movement, mental illness, the London lesbian scene of the 70s and 80s, and the theory and practice of transitioning. Narrated with honesty and tenderness, this extraordinary autobiography tells the gripping story of one person's incredible journey.
Michael
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone who loves a good honest tale of life and heart
This was an amazing read. Fascinating and heartfelt. I couldn't put it down. Avoided buying it from Amazon as it seemed more fitting to buy from an independent book shop (Housmans in Kings Cross) . I should disclose that I had met Charlie a number of years ago and was impressed then with his honesty, integrity and passion for change. This book has all that and more. It connected to me in a number of ways, the writing about Greenham and the struggles there, mental health issues being the two that ...more
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