Stuck in the Middle With You

Stuck in the Middle With You New York Times Bestseller And Acclaimed Author Jennifer Finney Boylan Returns With A Remarkable Memoir About Gender And Parenting, Including Incredible Interviews Discussing Gender, How Families Are Shaped, And The Difficulties And Wonders Of Being Human.A Father For Ten Years, A Mother For Eight, And For A Time In Between, Neither, Or Both The Parental Version Of The Schnoodle, Or The Cockapoo , 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 It Is My Hope, She Writes, That Having A Father Who Became A Woman In Turn Helped My Sons Become Better Men 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 , Jenny Examines Relationships With Fathers And Mothers, People S Memories Of The Children They Were And The Parents They Became, And The Many Different Ways A Family Can Be Followed By An Afterword By Anna Quindlen That Includes Jenny And Her Wife Discussing The Challenges They Ve Faced And The Love They Share, Stuck In The Middle With You Is A Brilliant Meditation On Raising And On Being A Child. Stuck in the Middle with You A Memoir of Parenting in Three Genders is the memoir of Jennifer Finney Boylan that reflects upon her role as parent and how it did or did not change as the result of her transition from male to female Boylan has written elsewhere of her transgender issues and her focus here is primarily on to what degree if any it has impacted upon her parenting Boylan has remained married to her pre transition spouse and the book touches lightly upon the experience this has bee Stuck in the Middle with You A Memoir of Parenting in Three Genders is the memoir of Jennifer Finney Boylan that reflects upon her role as parent and how it did or did not change as the result of her transition from male to female Boylan has written elsewhere of her transgender issues and her focus here is primarily on to what degree if any it has impacted upon her parenting Boylan has remained married to her pre tr
I received this memoir as a Goodreads First Read but was super interested in reading it as it is about a trans woman s experience and parenting.The book is a fairly quick read, very well written, and does a great job balancing humor and emotion I also really enjoyed the unusual format in which the author breaks to share interviews with her friends, other writers, and even former students, in which they talk about their own challenges as parents or with their parents Everything about the book I received this memoir as a Goodreads First Read but was super interested in reading it as it is about a trans woman s experience and parenting.The book is a fairly quick read, very well written, and does a great job balancing humor and emotion I also really enjoyed the unusual format in which the author breaks to share interviews with her friends, other writers, and even former students, in which they talk about their own challenges as parents or with their parents Everything about the book is fascinating.What I was less than thrilled about was the way the author spoke of being trans in terms that are outdated and even offensive e.g a woman trapped in a man s body , when I was a man , etc Making a case early on that she had been a feminist whi
I read Jennifer Finney Boylan s memoir She s Not There A Life in Two Genders years ago and was quite moved by it I was excited to receive an advance copy of her new memoir, Stuck in the Middle with You A Memoir of Parenting in Three Genders, which releases later this month.Boylan s voice is kind, open hearted, and never judgmental There is a touching example of this right away, in the memoir s first several pages Boylan is not a radical, militant activist she s not trying to win our approv I read Jennifer Finney Boylan s memoir She s Not There A Life in Two Genders years ago and was quite moved by it I was excited to receive an advance copy of her new memoir, Stuck i
In return for my honest review I received this book free from Librarything Early Reviewers This did not effect my review.Sothis was disappointing I loved Boylan s first memoir,She s Not There A Life in Two Genders This book started out with promise, but I had a number of issues with it in the end Boylan actually writes very little about parenting or family Her kids are exquisitely well
I won this book from a goodreads, first reads giveaway It has in no way, influenced my opinion In college, I had a class where a transgendered male to female came in and told her story I remember that my friend and I were quite fascinated You hear about it but to see it right in front of your face, really opens your eyes It was one of the experiences from college that really stayed with me They are just regular people So I was interested in what this book would be about It fell really I won this book from a goodreads, first reads giveaway It has in no way, influenced my opinion In college, I had a class where a transgendered male to female came in and told her story I remember that my friend and I were quite fascinated You hear about it but to see it right in front of your face, really opens your eyes It was one of the experiences from college that really stayed with me They are just regular people So I was interested in what this book would be about It fell really flat for me One of my pet peeves about reading, is when I m being told a story but in the middle of that story, another story starts Before that second story finishes, I have completely forgotten what the initial story is I then have to try hard to remember what the beginning was when we get back into the original story Sound
This book is like a quilt woven from many different pieces I was surprised to find especially pleasurable the interludes of interviews with various literary figures, and other people in Jenny s life It felt like I was sitting in the room with them as they talked about family, gender, literature, lifeAnd then there s the other related focus of the book, Jenny s relationship with her kids and spouse before and after her gender reassignment These parts are written with such tenderness, vuln This book is like a quilt woven from many different pieces I was surprised to find especially pleasurable the interludes of interviews with various literary figures, and other people in Jenny s life It felt like I was sitting in the room with them as they talked about family, gender, literature, lifeAnd then there s the other related focus of the book, Jenny s relationship with her kids and spouse before and after her gender reassignment These parts are written with such tenderness, vulnerability and humor hallmarks of Jenny s other book I read, She s Not There Another pleasure of this book for me, as a writer, is the fun way she weaves literary references into the book and how I got to sit in on conversations between her and other writers such as Agustin Burroughs, Edward Albee, and Anne Beattie.Th
a just ok memoir about a father who changed to a mother Sounds like a topic that one would remember reading about, but I suspect that I ll forget this book very soon Although already an accomplished novelist at the time, it was the publication of She s Not There A Life in Two Genders in 2003 that first made Jennifer Finney Boylan a household name and which firmly established gender issues as a topic of popular discussion in the process.Says Jennifer of that seminal volume, at first, I thought of She s Not There as a
First, let me say that I enjoyed Boylan s writing style The memoir chapters in this book left me hungry forof her stories and experiences I also enjoyed the interviews and was impressed by the caliber of featured interview subjects also wow, some people have horrendous parents.I was disappointed, though, that this book seemed to only skim the surface of questions of gender and parenting roles I wish Boylan had doneexploration of traditional gender roles In trying to make the p First, let me say that I enjoyed Boylan s writing style The memoir chapters in this book left me hungry forof her stories and experiences I also enjoyed the interviews and was impressed by the caliber of featured interview subjects also wow, some people have horrendous parents.I was disappointed, though, that this book seemed to only skim the surface of questions of gender and parenting roles I wish Boylan had doneexploration of traditional gender roles In trying to make the point that there aren t big differences generally speaking, and certainly not harmful ones, in what mothers do and fathers do, she ended up not actually talking much about parenting I am not sure I am making much sense hereI suppose I just wantedof the nitty gritty This wasabout the emotions of parenting than the practicalities of parenting, and I wish I had heardabout the whole picture For instance, I have no idea from reading this if Boylan felt the pressure many female academics feel as they try to b
This was a book that didn t quite know what it wanted to be As a memoir it seemed to vault between meandering between anecdotes that didn t mean anything and a semi linear plot that would then zoom off on a tangent Boylan seems to be a fan of these hanging stories she will tell you about some small insignificant thing and what someone said then end it on a poignant note without ever integrating that moment into the whole Then there were these stilted interviews with a random assortment of This was a book that didn t quite know what it wanted to be As a memoir it seemed to vault between meandering between anecdotes that didn t mean anything and

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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • Stuck in the Middle With You
  • Jennifer Finney Boylan
  • English
  • 10 October 2018
  • 0767921763