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Stuck in the Middle with You
Stuck in the Middle with You: A Memoir of Parenting in Three Genders | Jennifer Finney Boylan
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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 raisingand on beinga child. Now with Extra Libris material, including a readers guide and bonus content
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Boylan is a good writer, funny and insightful. She has another memoir that details her transition from male to female. This book focuses specifically on her experience as a parent and explores questions of what role gender plays in parenting. Intermingled with her own story are several brief interviews with other parents about their experiences parenting and being parented. A quick, interesting read that I'll be discussing with my PFLAG book club.

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HeatherBookNerd
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So true.

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HeatherBookNerd
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This quote about parenting is just spot on.

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Guiltyascyn
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#dollartreefinds I was really interested in reading this book and of all the places in the world, I found it at my local dollar store. What a wild world.

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