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November 11, 2012 12:06 PM
Congratulations Maggie! I will be sending you an email in just a few minutes. All you have to do is reply to that email with your full name and mailing address within 48 hours and I will forward the info on so the book can be sent to you directly!!
This book is fiction but according to the forward by Amy B. Wishiewski, PhD
“This is the story of a person who is faie coming to terms with their own-and society’s—expectation of gender. As a researcher and educator whose focus has been DSD (disorder of sex development) for the past fifteen years, I found that the narrative of this work provides an authentic and accurate description of a person living with DSD.”
This book really grabbed me, the only reason I put it down was because of no electricity due to Hurricane Sandy. As soon as daylight hit-I picked it up again. Just try to imagine what it must be like to be forced to be a boy-when you are a girl!!
From the back cover:
Growing Up Intersex
Jamie was born with a testis, an ovary, and a pixie face. He can be a boy after minor surgery and a few years on testosterone. Well, that’s what his parents always say, but he sees an elfin princess in the mirror. To become the man his parents expect, Jamie must leave behind a little girl’s hopes and dreams.
At sixteen, the four-foot-eleven soprano moves from a sheltered home school to a boy’s dorm at college. The elfin princess can live in the books Jamison reads and nobody has to find out he isn’t like other boys.
When a medical student tells Jamie he should have been raised female, Jamie sets out on a perilous journey to adulthood. The elfin princess can thrive, but will she risk losing her family and her education for a boy who may desert her, or a toddler she may never be allowed to adopt.
This book can be purchased at Amazon, the e-book at the publisher.
If you would like to find out more about DSD:
The authors website www.liannesimon.com
AIS-DSD Support Group www.aisdsd.org
Succeed Clinic www.succeedclinic.org
On to the Giveaway!!
The author has graciously allowed me to giveaway either a paperback copy of this book or an e-reader copy.
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