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She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders
She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders
She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders
She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders
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She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders

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Broadway Books

Imported from USA

The provocative bestseller She’s Not There is the exuberant memoir of a man named James who became a woman named Jenny.

She’s Not There is the story of a person changing genders, the story of a person bearing and finally revealing a complex
secret; above all, it is a love story. By turns hilarious and deeply moving, Jennifer Finney Boylan explores the
remarkable territory that lies between men and women, examines changing friendships, and rejoices in the redeeming power
of family. She’s Not There is a portrait of a loving marriage—the love of James for his wife, Grace, and, against all
odds, the enduring love of Grace for the woman who becomes her “sister,” Jenny.

To this extraordinary true story, Boylan brings the humorous, fresh voice that won her accolades as one of the best
comic novelists of her generation. With her distinctive and winning perspective, She’s Not There explores the dramatic
outward changes and unexpected results of life as a woman: Jenny fights the urge to eat salad, while James consumed
plates of ribs; gone is the stability of “one damn mood, all the damn time.”

While Boylan’s own secret was unusual, to say the least, she captures the universal sense of feeling uncomfortable, out
of sorts with the world, and misunderstood by her peers. Jenny is supported on her journey by her best friend, novelist
Richard Russo, who goes from begging his friend to “Be a man” (in every sense of the word) to accepting her as an
attractive, buoyant woman. “The most unexpected thing,” Russo writes in his Afterword to the book, “is in how Jenny’s
story we recognize our shared humanity.”

As James evolves into Jennifer in scenes that are by turns tender, startling, and witty, a marvelously human perspective
emerges on issues of love, sex, and the fascinating relationship between our physical and our intuitive selves. Through
the clear eyes of a truly remarkable woman, She’s Not There provides a new window on the often confounding process of
accepting ourselves.

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