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Author Goetsch, Diana, author.

Title This body I wore : a memoir / Diana Goetsch.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022.


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  306.768 GOETSCH    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department Lower Level  BIOGRAPHY GOETSCH    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Biography  B-GOETSCH GOE    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  B GOETSCH    Check Shelf
 Portland Public Library - Adult Department  BIOG GOETSCH, DIANA    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Display shelf  Simsbury Displays: Poetry (BIOG)    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  B GOETSCH    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Faxon Branch - Biographies  B GOETSCH DIANA G    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Biographies  BIOG GOETSCH, DIANA    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  B-GOETSCH, D.    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 316 pages ; 22 cm
Summary "A memoir of one woman's long journey to late transition, in an era before real community or appropriate language was available to help her understand herself"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Prologue: stepping out -- Part one. Woman good man bad -- The admirer -- The fabric factory -- The limelight -- Stuyvesant -- Jeri -- Straight pool -- URNotAlone -- Part two. Accident -- Northport -- War is hell -- Part three. Isle of Staten -- Femme fever -- Poet-in-captivity -- Revisionist history -- In the cabin of the crazy one -- The thousand gateless gates -- Epilogue: Mother's Day.
Summary How can you spend your life face-to-face with an essential fact about yourself and still not see it? Goetsch brings us into her childhood, her time as a dynamic and beloved teacher at New York City's Stuyvesant High School, and her plunge into the city's crossdressing subculture in the 1980s and '90s. Under cover of night, crossdressers risked their jobs and their safety to give expression to urges they could neither control nor understand. Here Goetsch chronicles her long journey to coming out, a path that runs parallel to the emergence of the trans community over the past several decades. -- adapted from jacket
Subject Goetsch, Diana.
Transgender women -- United States -- Biography.
Poets, American -- Biography.
Gender transition -- United States.
Gender identity.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General.
Gender transition. (OCoLC)fst02015111
Poets. (OCoLC)fst01067778
Transgender women. (OCoLC)fst02003494
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
ISBN 9780374115098 (hardcover)
0374115095 (hardcover)
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