Stuck in the Middle with You

Stuck in the Middle with You

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New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Finney Boylan returns with a remarkable memoir about gender and parenting that discusses how families are shaped and the difficulties and wonders of being human. A father for six years, a mother for ten, and for a time in between, neither, or both, Jennifer Finney Boylan has seen parenthood from both sides of the gender divide. When her two children were young, Boylan came out as transgender, and as Jenny transitioned from a man to a woman and from a father to a mother, her family faced unique challenges and questions. In this thoughtful, tear-jerking, hilarious memoir, Jenny asks what it means to be a father, or a mother, and to what extent gender shades our experiences as parents. Through both her own story and incredibly insightful interviews with others, including Richard Russo, Edward Albee, Ann Beattie, Augusten Burroughs, Susan Minot, Trey Ellis, Timothy Kreider, and more, Jenny examines relationships between fathers, mothers, and children; people's memories of the children they were and the parents they became; and the many different ways a family can be. With an Afterword by Anna Quindlen, Stuck in the Middle with You is a brilliant meditation on raisinga€”and on beinga€”a child. Now with Extra Libris material, including a readera€™s guide and bonus contentJFB: So when it wasa€”when the opportunity came to blow up a toilet with a cherry bomb, was it justa€”? ... My father had a headboard and it contained only a few books, and they were: Your Life as aa€”his astrological sign was ... I was makinga€” when I say so much money from the New Yorker, I mean I was making quadruple what I made teaching ... JFB: Out loud? AB: Yeah. That must have been a mind- bending experience. What could that have been like? And she said, a€œIa#39;ll put Dad on.

Title:Stuck in the Middle with You
Author:Jennifer Finney Boylan
Publisher:Broadway Books - 2013-04-30


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