She's Not There by Jennifer Finney Boylan audiobook

She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders

By Jennifer Finney Boylan
With Richard Russo  and Deirdre Finney Boylan
Read by Richard Russo  and Deirdre Finney Boylan

Penguin Random House, Random House Audio
11.16 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780735206458

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 . . . The 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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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 . . . The 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

She’s Not There, the Running with Scissors of sex-change stories, brings irreverence and a merrily outrageous sense of humor to this potentially serious business. Janet Maslin, New York Times
“The universality of the astonishingly uncommon: that’s the trick of She’s Not There. And with laughs, too. What a good book.” Anna Quindlen, New York Times bestselling author
Beautifully crafted, fearless, painfully honest, inspiring, and extremely witty. Jennifer Finney Boylan is an exquisite writer with a fascinating story, and this combination has resulted in one of the most remarkable, moving, and unforgettable memoirs in recent history. Augusten Burroughs, author of Running with Scissors and Dry
She’s Not There, the Running with Scissors of sex-change stories, brings irreverence and a merrily outrageous sense of humor to this potentially serious business.” New York Times
“Boylan’s depiction of femininity, as James becomes Jenny, is fascinating and often hilarious.” Washington Post
“Boylan’s well-written and informative book is a worthy contribution to the body of work on this subject.” Booklist
“Told so disarmingly that it’s strong enough to defang a taboo.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Jennifer Finney Boylan

Author Bio: Jennifer Finney Boylan

Jennifer Finney Boylan is a professor of English at Colby College and the author of the bestseller She’s Not There, as well as several other acclaimed novels, including The Planets and Getting In. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, Today, and 48 Hours, and she has played herself on ABC’s All My Children.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 11.16
Audience: Adult
Language: English