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I'm Looking through You: Growing up Haunted: A Memoir

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From the bestselling author of She’s Not There comes another buoyant, unforgettable memoir—I’m Looking Through You is about growing up in a haunted house...and making peace with the ghosts that dwell in our hearts.

For Jennifer Boylan, creaking stairs, fleeting images in the mirror, and the remote whisper of human voices were everyday events in the Pennsylvania house in which she grew up in the 1970s. But these weren’t the only specters beneath the roof of the mansion known as the “Coffin House.” Jenny herself—born James—lived in a haunted body, and both her mysterious, diffident father and her wild, unpredictable sister would soon become ghosts to Jenny as well.

I’m Looking Through You is an engagingly candid investigation of what it means to be “haunted.” Looking back on the spirits who invaded her family home, Boylan launches a full investigation with the help of a group of earnest, if questionable, ghostbusters. Boylan also examines the ways we find connections between the people we once were and the people we become. With wit and eloquence, Boylan shows us how love, forgiveness, and humor help us find peace—with our ghosts, with our loved ones, and with the uncanny boundaries, real and imagined, between men and women.

Synopsis:

The author of the best-selling memoir She's Not There describes growing up in a haunted Pennsylvania house, the influence of her experiences on her own transgender life, the ways we build connections between the past and present, and how to make peace with our ghosts, our loved ones, and the boundaries between men and women in our society. 30,000 first printing.

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For Jennifer Boylan, creaking stairs, fleeting images in the mirror, and remote whispers were everyday events in the Pennsylvania house she grew up in. But those spirits weren't the only ghosts: Jenny herself--James then--lived in a haunted body, and both her reticent father and her impulsive sister would soon become ghosts to her as well. This book is a candid investigation of what it means to be "haunted." Looking back on the spirits who invaded her family home, Boylan launches a full investigation with the help of an earnest but questionable group of local ghostbusters. Boylan also examines the ways we find connections between the people we once were and the people we become, showing us how love, forgiveness, and humor help us find peace--with our ghosts, with our loved ones, and with the uncanny boundaries, real and imagined, between men and women in our society.--From publisher description.

About the Author

JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN is Professor of English at Colby College and the author of the bestseller She’s Not There, as well as the acclaimed novels The Planets and Getting In. A three-time guest of The Oprah Winfrey Show, she has also appeared on Larry King, Today, 48 Hours, and played herself on ABC's All My Children. She lives in Belgrade Lakes, Maine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767929172
Subtitle:
Growing up Haunted
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Author:
Boylan, Jennifer Finney
Author:
Jennifer Finney Boylan
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Body, Mind & Spirit : Supernatural
Subject:
Body, Mind & Spirit : Unexplained Phenomena
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Novelists, American
Subject:
Ghosts
Subject:
General
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Supernatural
Subject:
Unexplained Phenomena
Subject:
Novelists, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Audio Books-Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Self Help-Memoirs
Subject:
Metaphysics-General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Transgender
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080115
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
270

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Biography » Literary
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Metaphysics » General

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"Synopsis" by , The author of the best-selling memoir She's Not There describes growing up in a haunted Pennsylvania house, the influence of her experiences on her own transgender life, the ways we build connections between the past and present, and how to make peace with our ghosts, our loved ones, and the boundaries between men and women in our society. 30,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , For Jennifer Boylan, creaking stairs, fleeting images in the mirror, and remote whispers were everyday events in the Pennsylvania house she grew up in. But those spirits weren't the only ghosts: Jenny herself--James then--lived in a haunted body, and both her reticent father and her impulsive sister would soon become ghosts to her as well. This book is a candid investigation of what it means to be "haunted." Looking back on the spirits who invaded her family home, Boylan launches a full investigation with the help of an earnest but questionable group of local ghostbusters. Boylan also examines the ways we find connections between the people we once were and the people we become, showing us how love, forgiveness, and humor help us find peace--with our ghosts, with our loved ones, and with the uncanny boundaries, real and imagined, between men and women in our society.--From publisher description.
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