Faking it: My Life in Transition

Author(s): Mewburn, Kyle

Biography

Kyle Mewburn grew up in the sunburnt, unsophisticated Brisbane suburbs of the 1960s and '70s in a household with little love and no books, with a lifelong feeling of being somehow wrong - like 'strawberry jam in a spinach can'. In this book, Kyle describes this early life and her journey to becoming her own person - a celebrated children's book author, a husband and, finally, a woman. She shares the dreams, the prejudice and the agony of growing up trans and coming out, the lengthy physical ordeal of facial feminisation surgery, and her experiences as a woman - good, bad and creepy. This is a heartbreaking, often hilarious, candid true story about what it means to hide from yourself, your partner and the world, and then to attain the freedom and acceptance of being yourself. A story with the bittersweet beauty you'd expect from the writer of Old Huhu that is relevant for anyone wanting to know and understand the trans experience - or anyone wanting to discover who they are and what they are meant to be.

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780143775188
  • : Penguin Group New Zealand, Limited
  • : Penguin Books (NZ)
  • : May 2021
  • : May 2021
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mewburn, Kyle
  • : Paperback
  • : en
  • : 272