Sexual Metamorphosis An Anthology of Transsexual Memoirs

ISBN-10: 1400030145
ISBN-13: 9781400030149
Edition: 2005
Authors: Jonathan Ames
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Description: But who could describe my fright when, on the next morning, I awoke and found myself feeling as if completely changed into a woman. — Case 129, Autobiography, from Psychopathia Sexualis, a Medico-Forensic Study by Richard Von Krafft-Ebing At the  More...

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List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/12/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

But who could describe my fright when, on the next morning, I awoke and found myself feeling as if completely changed into a woman. — Case 129, Autobiography, from Psychopathia Sexualis, a Medico-Forensic Study by Richard Von Krafft-Ebing At the time the passage above was written, people who felt trapped in the wrong gender automatically became case-studies. Today they become the men and women they always felt they were. Transsexuals test our notions of what it is to be male or female and, more provocatively, what it means to be one self as opposed to another. “Their stories,” says Jonathan Ames, “hold the appeal of an adventurer’s tale.” In Sexual Metamorphosis, Ames presents the personal narratives of seventeen gender pioneers. Here is Christine Jorgensen, the first celebrity transsexual, greeting thousands of well-wishers from the stage of Madison Square Garden. Here is Caroline Cossey, former model and Bond (as in James) girl, being outed in the tabloid press. Here is novelist and English professor Jennifer Finney Boylan discussing her impending transformation with her heartbroken spouse and supportive yet confused colleagues. The result is a fascinating and compulsively readable book, filled with anguish, introspection and courage.

Jonathan Ames lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Introduction
Psychopathia Sexualis
Man Into Woman Lili Elbe, ed
The Transsexual Phenomenon
A Personal Autobiography
Emergence Mario Martino with harriett
Second Serve Rene&#233
My Story
Body Alchemy
Dear Sir or Madam
Crossing Deirdre
The Woman I Was Not Born to Be
Mark 947
Wrapped in Blue
She's Not There
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