True Selves Understanding Transsexualism--For Families, Friends, Coworkers, and Helping Professionals

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This is the first paperback edition of a highly acclaimed, warmly received book about transsexuals for their friends, families, co-workers, and helping professionals. Since it's hardcover publication in 1996, True Selves has been acclaimed by transsexuals and the transsexual community as the most important, most accurate, most realistic and useful book ever published on the subject, the first book to combine authoritative information and compassionate insight, filled with wisdom and understanding. True Selves paints a vivid portrait of the myriad conflicts transsexuals face on a daily basis, and the courage they must summon as they struggle to reveal their true essence to themselves and others. Using real-life stories, letters, poems, and clinical case histories, the book breaks down common misconceptions about transsexualism and offers important reommendations for everyone around them in dealing with both the phenomena and the transsexual person. "A tremendous contribution for professionals, transgender people themselves, their friends and families, and the interested public in general." (Leah Cahan Schaefer, past president, The Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association); "Remarkable insights. If you are a clinician wanting the skills to deal with transsexuals, this is the book that has it all."(Ted McIlvenna, president, The Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality).