1. What becomes you [2007]

xiv, 296 p. ; 24 cm.
  • The sea
  • ABC
  • Love gets strange
  • Rebel without a cause
  • Burying Ophelia
  • Not coming out
  • Psychological considerations
  • Surgery I
  • Still life with hormones
  • A wonderful life
  • The sex change
  • Surgery II
  • Freaks
  • Testosterone
  • Men
  • Service
  • Flaunting
  • The myth of fingerprints
  • Token
  • My mother's ring
  • The book and its cover
  • Fact/fiction
  • The letter
  • Scars
  • Surgery
  • Stock
  • Bias
  • Pity and laughter
  • Girls just want to have fun
  • Reading Garber
  • Looking at Aaron
  • Watching Aaron teach
  • Three-minute autobiography.
"Being a man, like being a woman, is something you have to learn, " - Aaron Raz Link remarks. Few would know this better than the coauthor of "What Becomes You", who began life as a girl named Sarah and twenty-nine years later began life anew as a gay man. Turning from female to male and from teaching scientist to theatre performer, Link documents the extraordinary medical, social, legal, and personal process involved in a complete identity change. Hilda Raz, a well-known feminist writer and teacher, observes the process as both an "astonished" parent and as a professor who has studied gender issues. All these perspectives come into play in this collaborative memoir, which travels between women's experience and men's lives, explores the art and science of changing sex, maps uncharted family values, and journeys through a world transformed by surgery, hormones, love, and ...clown school. Combining personal experience and critical analysis, the book is an unusual - and unusually fascinating - reflection on gender, sex, and the art of living.
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