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- DescriptionA feminist film critic s thoughtful, outspoken memoir about transgender and family On a visit to New York, the brother of well-kwn 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 t 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.
- Author BiographyMolly Haskell is a nationally recognized film critic and the author of three books of film criticism. She has contributed to many publications, including The New York Times, Esquire, The Nation, and Vogue. She lives in New York City.
- Author(s)Molly Haskell
- PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc
- Date of Publication18/07/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectAutobiography: General
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe Penguin Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight204 g
- Width132 mm
- Height201 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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