Book Discussion: She's Not There by Jennifer Finney Boylan

Our next book discussion will be on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 3:00 pm at USNH.  We will discuss "She's Not There: A Life In Two Genders" by Jennifer Finney Boylan. From the book's publisher:

The provocative bestseller She’s Not There is the winning, utterly surprising story of a person changing genders. By turns hilarious and deeply moving, Jennifer Finney Boylan explores the territory that lies between men and women, examines changing friendships, and rejoices in the redeeming power of family. Told in Boylan’s fresh voice, She’s Not There is about a person bearing and finally revealing a complex secret. Through her clear eyes, She’s Not There provides a new window on the confounding process of accepting our true selves.

“Probably no book I’ve read in recent years has made me so question my basic assumptions about both the centrality and the permeability of gender, and made me recognize myself in a situation I’ve never known and have never faced . . . The universality of the astonishingly uncommon: that’s the trick of She’s Not There. And with laughs, too. What a good book.” —Anna Quindlen, from the Introduction to the Book-of-the-Month-Club edition.

 

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  • Dan B.

    Also, you can participate in a survey to pick our December book. The choices are: "Snow Falling on Cedars: A Novel" by David Guterson

    "The Red Tent: A Novel" by Anita Diamant

    "Breakfast with Buddha" by Roland Merullo You can see descriptions of the books on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/CTHumanist


    To vote, rank these books in your order of preference at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SH6X6BT.

    October 22, 2012

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