My Life as a Boy by Kim Chernin
A Woman's Story

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By turns provocative and startlingly revealing, MY LIFE AS A BOY is the story of a woman trying to figure out what love is, trying to understand what happens between desire and the determination to possess the object of that desire, and discovering what it's like to go after what you want. "Chernin writes with the grace of a poet and the insight of a psychotherapist, bringing the shape-shifting nature of intimate relationship alive."--San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle
 

About Kim Chernin

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Kim Chernin is a guest instructor at the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute, where she teaches a course in psychoanalytic models with Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer. She is the author of two books about eros and memory, "Crossing the Border"  a trilogy of books on hunger, "The Obsession, The Hungry Self, " " " " " "  and a spiritual memoir, "In My Father's Garden."  She has studed music on her own since the age of seven, when she first began to play the piano.
 
Published January 5, 1997 by Algonquin Books. 204 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Gay & Lesbian. Non-fiction

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Married and with a college-bound daughter from an earlier relationship as this book begins, Chernin was a typical Berkeley matron, ``ample and proud of it,'' wearing ``low-cut long dresses.'' Her transformation began at a typical Berkeley event, a demonstration against the death of a tree, when C...

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If a woman in her thirties turns into a boy, that may mean she's having trouble getting out of the place she's in. She requires the instinctive, wholly natural ruthlessness of a boy. Chernin (In M

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed In this book, Kim Chernin writes about an adventure in passion and intimacy that transformed her.

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