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As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl

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In 1967, after a twin baby boy suffered a botched circumcision, his family agreed to a radical treatment that would alter his gender. The case would become one of the most famous in modern medicine — and a total failure. As Nature Made Him tells the extraordinary story of David Reimer, who, when finally informed of his medical history, made the decision to live as a male. A macabre tale of medical arrogance, it is first and foremost a human drama of one man's — and one family's — amazing survival in the face of terrible odds.

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"Riveting, cleanly written, and brilliantly researched." Natalie Angier, New York Times Book Review

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"Colapinto's storytelling, taut and emotive, never plays the grim tale for its sideshow qualities, nor claims the last word on nature versus nurture." Kirkus Reviews

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"John Colapinto debunks Money's version of Brenda's childhood in his fascinating, exhaustively researched As Nature Made Him....The result is a detailed and riveting account." Seattle Post Intelligencer

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"[A]n arresting and invaluable narrative of personal tragedy, scientific arrogance, and societal confusion over the source and significance of gender differences." Booklist

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"Harrowing and enthralling, As Nature Made Him makes a convincing case that gender has less to do with the signals we send and receive from the world than with ineradicable messages encoded in every cell of our brains and bodies." Elle

About the Author

John Colapinto has written for Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Esquire, Mademoiselle, Us Weekly, and Rolling Stone, where the landmark National Magazine Award-winning article that was the basis for As Nature Made Him first appeared. He is also the author of the novel About the Author. He lives in New York City with his wife and son.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060929596
Subtitle:
The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl
Author:
Colapinto, John
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Men's studies
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Specific Groups - Special Needs
Subject:
Sex change
Subject:
Gender identity
Subject:
Nature and nurture
Subject:
Transsexuals
Subject:
Men's Studies - General
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
no. 150
Publication Date:
20010220
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.02x5.40x.82 in. .63 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages Perennial (HarperCollins) - English 9780060929596 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Riveting, cleanly written, and brilliantly researched."
"Review" by , "Colapinto's storytelling, taut and emotive, never plays the grim tale for its sideshow qualities, nor claims the last word on nature versus nurture."
"Review" by , "John Colapinto debunks Money's version of Brenda's childhood in his fascinating, exhaustively researched As Nature Made Him....The result is a detailed and riveting account."
"Review" by , "[A]n arresting and invaluable narrative of personal tragedy, scientific arrogance, and societal confusion over the source and significance of gender differences."
"Review" by , "Harrowing and enthralling, As Nature Made Him makes a convincing case that gender has less to do with the signals we send and receive from the world than with ineradicable messages encoded in every cell of our brains and bodies."
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