Radio Curious : Interview with Jennifer Finney Boylan

 
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“She’s Not There:A Life in Two Genders,” by Jennifer Finney Boylan, is a book about a man who became a woman.For as long as he could remember, James Boylan felt he was in the wrong body.Spending his childhood playing ‘Girl Planet’ (where the air turned anyone who breathed into a girl) and in adolescent and young adult years dressing up in women’s clothing, James was convinced that the only thing that could save him was the love of the right woman. When he fell in love and got married, he threw out the women’s clothes and pledged his life to manhood. But being a loving husband, a responsible father, a respected professor, and an acclaimed writer couldn’t stop the feeling that he was, despite physical evidence to the contrary, a woman. With the unfailing support of his family, friends and several doctors, James became Jenny. The book Jennifer Finney Boylan recommends is “Huckleberry Finn,” by Mark Twain. This program was originally Broadcast: September 30, 2003

Radio Curious
USA
English | 27:57 | 13Mb
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May 19, 2014