Wednesday, February 15, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday - Transgender 101 by Nicholas M Teich

"Waiting On" Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone's excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)

Transgender 101 by Nicholas M Teich:

Written by a social worker, popular educator, and member of the transgender community, this well-rounded resource combines an accessible portrait of transgenderism with a rich history of transgender life and its unique experiences of discrimination. Chapters introduce transgenderism and its psychological, physical, and social processes. They describe the coming out process and its effect on family and friends, the relationship between sexual orientation, and gender and the differences between transsexualism and lesser-known types of transgenderism. The volume covers the characteristics of Gender Identity Disorder/Gender Dysphoria and the development of the transgender movement. Each chapter explains how transgender individuals handle their gender identity, how others view it within the context of non-transgender society, and how the transitioning of genders is made possible. Featuring men who become women, women who become men, and those who live in between and beyond traditional classifications, this book is written for students, professionals, friends, and family members. [March 6, 2012]

I like the idea of an insider`s view of the history, terminology, types, politics, medical and social realities of the transgender community. File this as another "hope I can get my hands on an advance copy"`read for my Transcending Gender Reading Challenge.

How about you? What are you waiting on this week?


  1. Wow. I think that this is going to be one of those books that end up being life changers for many people. Great choice. Please check out my Waiting on Wednesday pick.

  2. I agree with Anna that this is going to be a big life changer. Not only for those living their lives this way, but hopefully it will help a lot of other people change their views on the issue. Great pick.

    My WoW