She's Not There

A Life in Two Genders
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.15 hours)
Product Number: Z100113276
Released: Apr 12, 2016
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ISBN: #9780735206465
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Narrated by the author with two afterwords: one written and read by Deirdre Finney Boylan, and one written and read by Richard Russo The provocative bestseller She's Not There is the winning, utterly surprising story of a person changing genders. By turns hilarious and deeply moving, Jennifer Finney Boylan explores the territory that lies between men and women, examines changing friendships, and rejoices in the redeeming power of family. Told in Boylan's fresh voice, She's Not There is about a person bearing and finally revealing a complex secret. Through her clear eyes, She's Not There provides a new window on the confounding process of accepting our true selves. "Probably no book I've read in recent years has made me so question my basic assumptions about both the centrality and the permeability of gender, and made me recognize myself in a situation I've never known and have never faced...?he universality of the astonishingly uncommon: that's the trick of She's Not There. And with laughs, too. What a good book." -Anna Quindlen, from the Introduction to the Book-of-the-Month-Club edition.

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Original Publish Date: Apr 12, 2016

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Product Number EB00153367
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: #9780385346986

Professional reviews

"Boylan employs her unique literary voice to tell the story of her transition as an adult to become the female she always thought she should be. The audiobook provides insight into transexualism, and hearing it directly from Boylan will augment the experience. Her narration has an air of authenticity that compensates, at least in part, for its flaws. She has a dramatic flair that is, at times, entertaining but more often borders on condescension, irony, earnest sincerity, and pedantic lecturing. Accents and attempts to mimic particular voices, for example, those of her grandmother and aunt, fail to convince. The facetious tone of much of the narration transforms humor into smug self-satisfaction and defensiveness. J.E.M. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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