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My Brother My Sister : Story of a Transformation
by Molly Haskell


Overview - A feminist film critic s thoughtful, outspoken memoir about transgender and family
On a visit to New York, the brother of well-known film critic Molly Haskell dropped a bombshell: Nearing age sixty, and married, he had decided to undergo sugery to become a woman.
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Overview
A feminist film critic s thoughtful, outspoken memoir about transgender and family
On a visit to New York, the brother of well-known film critic Molly Haskell dropped a bombshell: Nearing age sixty, and married, he had decided to undergo sugery to become a woman. In the vein of Jan Morris s classic Conundrum and Jennifer Finney Boylan's She's Not There, a transgender memoir, Haskell s My Brother My Sister gracefully explores a delicate subject, this time from the perspective of a family member.
Haskell chronicles her brother Chevey s transformation through a series of psychological evaluations, grueling surgeries, drug regimens, and comportment and fashion lessons as he becomes Ellen. Despite Haskell s liberal views on gender roles, she was dumbfounded by her brother s decision. With candor and compassion, she charts not only her brother s journey to becoming her sister, but also her own path from shock, confusion, embarrassment, and devastation to acceptance, empathy, and the pleasure of having a sister.
Haskell widens the lens on her brother s story to include scientific and psychoanalytic views. In an honest, informed voice, she has revealed the controversial world of gender reassignment and transsexuals from both a personal and a social perspective in this frank and moving memoir."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780143125808
  • ISBN-10: 014312580X
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: July 2014
  • Page Count: 213
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds


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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs
Books > Psychology > Human Sexuality (see also SOCIAL SCIENCE - Human Sexuality)

 
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