Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey between Genders (Living Out: Gay and Lesbian Autobiog)

Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey between Genders (Living Out: Gay and Lesbian Autobiog) Author Joy Ladin
ISBN-10 0299287343
ISBN-13 9780299287344
Year 2013-10-08
Pages 270
Language English
Publisher University of Wisconsin Press
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National Jewish Book Award Finalist for Memoir Professor Jay Ladin made headlines around the world when after years of teaching literature at Yeshiva University he returned to the Orthodox Jewish campus as a womanJoy Ladin In Through the Door of Life Joy Ladin takes readers inside her transition as she changed genders and in the process created a new self With unsparing honesty and surprising humor Ladin wrestles with both the practical problems of gender transition and the larger moral spiritual and philosophical questions that arise Ladin recounts her struggle to reconcile the pain she experienced living as the wrong gender with the pain of her children in losing the father they love We eavesdrop on her lifelong conversations with the God whom she sees both as the source of her agony and as her hope for transcending it We look over her shoulder as she learns to walk and talk as a woman after forty plus years of walking and talking as a man We stare with her into the mirror as she asks herself how the new self she is creating will ever become real Ladins poignant memoir takes us from the death of living as the man she knew she wasnt to the shattering of family and career that accompanied her transition to the new self relationships and love she finds when she opens the door of life

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Sex Changes

Sex Changes Author Christine Benvenuto
ISBN-10 9781250018618
Release 2012-11-13
Pages 304