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Sex Changes: A Memoir of Marriage, Gender, and Moving on

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What do you do when the other woman is your husband? A wife's memoir of her husband's sex change
 
Christine Benvenuto had been married for more than twenty years—with three young children—when her husband turned to her one night in bed and said "Im thinking constantly about my gender." He was unhappy in his body and wanted to become a woman.

Part memoir, part voyeurs look into a marriage, Sex Changes is a journey through the end of a marriage and out the other side. We see a woman, desperate to save her family and shelter her children, discover a well of strength and resilience she never knew she had. We learn what to tell the neighbors when your husband starts wearing heels with his shirts and ties. We see a woman open herself to a group of friends who travel with her through her darkest times, provide light and levity throughout—and who offer the opportunity to learn how to give as well as receive the love and support of true friendship. When she lost her husband to skirts and hormones, life made Chris a better woman.

Sex Changes is the story of what one woman discovered about herself in the midst of the conflagration of her family. Fiercely funny, self-lacerating, and not entirely politically correct, Sex Changes is a journey of love and anguish told with hilarity, heartbreak and a lot of soul searching. It is about the mysteries in every marriage, the secrets we chose to keep, and the freedom that the truth can bring.

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What do you do when the other woman is your husband?
 
Christine Benvenuto and her husband had been married for more than twenty years and were raising their three young children in a beautiful New England town. Oe night in bed he turned to her and said, "Im thinking constantly about my gender," adding that he was unhappy in his body and wanted to become a woman.

Part memoir, part voyeurs glimpse into a relationship, Sex Changes is a journey through the end of a marriage and out the other side. Christine, desperate to save her family and shelter her children, discovers a well of strength and resilience she never knew she had. She learns what to tell the neighbors when your husband starts accenting his shirts and ties with heels. She discovers how to manage as a single mother. And she opens herself up to a group of friends who travel with her through her darkest times - and who show her the love and support of true friendship.

Fiercely funny, self-lacerating, and not entirely politically correct, Sex Changes is a journey of love and anguish told with hilarity, heartbreak and a lot of soul-searching. It is about the mysteries in every marriage, the secrets we choose to keep, and the freedom that the truth can bring.

About the Author

CHRISTINE BENVENUTO is the author of Shiksa, as well as fiction, essays, and reviews that have appeared in many publications, including The Village Voice, the San Francisco Chronicle, Tikkun and Moment. She lives in western Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312649500
Author:
Benvenuto, Christine
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Marriage & Long Term Relationships
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Divorce and Separation
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Relationships
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » General

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What do you do when the other woman is your husband?
 
Christine Benvenuto and her husband had been married for more than twenty years and were raising their three young children in a beautiful New England town. Oe night in bed he turned to her and said, "Im thinking constantly about my gender," adding that he was unhappy in his body and wanted to become a woman.

Part memoir, part voyeurs glimpse into a relationship, Sex Changes is a journey through the end of a marriage and out the other side. Christine, desperate to save her family and shelter her children, discovers a well of strength and resilience she never knew she had. She learns what to tell the neighbors when your husband starts accenting his shirts and ties with heels. She discovers how to manage as a single mother. And she opens herself up to a group of friends who travel with her through her darkest times - and who show her the love and support of true friendship.

Fiercely funny, self-lacerating, and not entirely politically correct, Sex Changes is a journey of love and anguish told with hilarity, heartbreak and a lot of soul-searching. It is about the mysteries in every marriage, the secrets we choose to keep, and the freedom that the truth can bring.

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