Love Lives Here

A Story of Thriving in a Transgender Family
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Audio (8.12 hours)
Product Number: Z100150300
Released: Jul 30, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780735238527
Narrator/s: Amanda Jette Knox
Publisher: Viking
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An inspirational story of accepting and embracing two trans people in a family-a family who shows what's possible when you "lead with love." All Amanda Jette Knox ever wanted was to enjoy a stable life. She never knew her biological father, and while her mother and stepfather were loving parents, the situation was sometimes chaotic. At school, she was bullied mercilessly, and at the age of fourteen, she entered a counselling program for alcohol addiction and was successful. While still a teenager, she met the love of her life. They were wed at 20, and the first of three children followed shortly. Jette Knox finally had the stability she craved-or so it seemed. Their middle child struggled with depression and avoided school. The author was unprepared when the child she knew as her son came out as transgender at the age of eleven. Shocked, but knowing how important it was to support her daughter, Jette Knox became an ardent advocate for trans rights. But the story wasn't over. For many years, the author had coped with her spouse's moodiness, but that chronic unhappiness was taking a toll on their marriage. A little over a year after their child came out, her partner also came out as transgender. Knowing better than most what would lie ahead, Jette Knox searched for positive examples of marriages surviving transition. When she found no role models, she determined that her family would become one. The shift was challenging, but slowly the family members noticed that they were becoming happier and more united. Told with remarkable candour and humour, and full of insight into the challenges faced by trans people, Love Lives Here is a beautiful story of transition, frustration, support, acceptance, and, of course, love.

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Author(s): Amanda Jette Knox
Original Publish Date: Jul 30, 2019

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Author(s): Amanda Jette Knox
Product Number EB00745376
Released: Jul 30, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: #9780735235182

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