Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Confessions of a Transsexual Physician Paperback – July 16, 2012
|New from||Used from|
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
In so doing, this memoir provides a very up-front and self-critical case study of a person who has a history of making impulsive, sometimes narcissistic, co-dependent, oft obsessive and/or self-destructive decisions. However, it is a touching book that is ultimately about a human being who originally viewed herself as a victim, not accepting much responsibility for her actions, but has finally come to terms with her life. She has done so after moving on to her new gender role and repairing and improving those relationships she could salvage while building fresh and strong friendships with others who are now in her circle while developing brand new interests and outlooks.
The writer, a person who experienced intense gender dysphoric feelings from her earliest memories, relates an honest and gripping account of her difficult journey across gender roles, pulling no punches in her account of the struggles toward self-acceptance as she moves us through her transition. Most importantly, her story makes a powerful case for the "normalization" of transgender issues.Read more ›
Thank you Dr. Birch for putting yourself out there into the world so that people like me can better understand those we are attempting to help guide through the emotional land mines in front of them.
You deserve all the happiness and joy life has to offer.
Few of us, I think, would willingly throw our lives into chaos in order to change who we know we are. But it wasn't a choice for Jessica, it was a "must." I also learned about not only changes in her body, but her mind as well, something we who are born in the "right" body take for granted. It's tough enough to get through this life, given a traditional role. I am so glad she wrote this book and highly recommend it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A marvelous story. While some of the accounts were painful to read, I believe that her background as a Physician, helped to provide insight to her feminine identity and sexuality.Published 9 months ago by radio55
A heartfelt touching true story revealing the courage to make herself happy being herself and starting a new life.
Five stars for you Doctor!
Refreshingly honest and real to the core! I could not put this book down until I finished it. As a psychotherapist who assists clients who are transgender in their transitions, I... Read morePublished on April 13, 2013 by Deborah
For people who think that transitioning from male entitlements to femeninity is easy, this is a must read. For anyone who is a closet trans women, this book is a must read. Read morePublished on November 8, 2012 by Renate
I really enjoyed reading this book, as I could relate to so much of it. Very well written, awesome piece of work Jessica and I'm sure your story will touch many as it did me.Published on October 3, 2012 by Amazon Customer
An amazing look into a world that few ever experience. A must read for anyone who is suffering from gender issues or anyone who knows someone who has been in this situation. Read morePublished on September 14, 2012 by mommyof2