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Crossing : a transgender memoir : with a new afterword

Author: Deirdre N McCloskey
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Once a golden boy of conservative economics and a child of 1950s privilege, Deirdre McCloskey had wanted to change genders from the age of eleven. But it was a different time, one hostile to any sort of straying from the path--against gays, socialists, women with professions, men without hats, and so on--and certainly against gender transition. Finally, in 1995, at the age of fifty-three, it was time for McCloskey  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McCloskey, Deirdre N.
Crossing : A Transgender Memoir.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2019
Named Person: Deirdre N McCloskey; Deirdre N McCloskey
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Deirdre N McCloskey
ISBN: 022666273X 9780226662732 9780226662565 022666256X
OCLC Number: 1120690062
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 278 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: Preface: Crossings --
Donald: Boy to man ; Marriage ; Internet ; Professor dressed ; Clubs ; In the ladies' room ; Boldness ; Epiphany ; Losing a family ; Academic drag ; A day you feel pretty ; Premarin ; Sweet October --
Dee: Outed ; "Welcome" ; The cuckoo's nest ; Hearing? ; Then why are you doing this? ; Chicago ; Changing ; Sister's last ; Professional girl economist ; Farewell speech ; Dutch welcome ; Dutch winter ; Passing ; Yes, ma'am --
Deirdre. Vriendinnetjes ; Women's world ; To make up for God's neglect ; Merry May ; Starting ; Finishing ; A woman on hormone replacement therapy ; Facelift ; This is how we live ; Thou winter wind ; Homeward ; Costs ; Iowa drag ; Professoressa ; Second voice ; Making it up ; Home ; Differences ; Christ's mass 1997 --
Afterword: After two decades.
Responsibility: Deirdre N. McCloskey.

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Once a golden boy of conservative economics and a child of 1950s privilege, Deirdre McCloskey had wanted to change genders from the age of eleven. But it was a different time, one hostile to any sort of straying from the path--against gays, socialists, women with professions, men without hats, and so on--and certainly against gender transition. Finally, in 1995, at the age of fifty-three, it was time for McCloskey to cross the gender line. Crossing is the story of McCloskey's dramatic and poignant transformation from Donald to Dee to Deirdre. She chronicles the physical procedures and emotional evolution required and the legal and cultural roadblocks she faced in her journey to womanhood. By turns searing and humorous, this is the unflinching, unforgettable story of her transformation--what she lost, what she gained, and the women who lifted her up along the way. --

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"A fascinating and poignant story. . . . Revealing, humorous, and provocative."--Library Journal "A searing tale of the traumas and rewards of gender change. . . . A powerful indictment of legal, Read more...

 
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