Stuck in the Middle with You by Jennifer Finney Boylan
A Memoir of Parenting in Three Genders

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Genuinely insightful through and through—a must-read for anyone interested in the trans experience.
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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 raising—and on being—a child.

Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content

 

About Jennifer Finney Boylan

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JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve books, including She's Not There and I'm Looking Through You. She is also a regular contributor to Conde Nast Traveler and the op/ed page of the New York Times and a professor of English at Colby College in Maine. She has served on the judging committee of the Fulbright Scholars, administered by the US Department of State.
 
Published April 30, 2013 by Broadway Books. 306 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Gay & Lesbian, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
on Jan 14 2013

Genuinely insightful through and through—a must-read for anyone interested in the trans experience.

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Reviewed by Joan M. Burda on Apr 23 2013

Stuck in the Middle with You is a warm, often humorous, sometimes painful, but always very personal account of the fears, worries, and triumphs Ms. Boylan experienced as a transgender female raising two children with her spouse, Deedie.

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