The Shape-Shifting Self

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I’m Looking Through YouI’m Looking Through You: Growing Up Haunted:  A Memoir
by Jennifer Finney Boylan
Broadway Books. 270 pages, $23.95

 

THE MEMOIR has become such a crowded genre these days that one has the right to ask if each addition to its growing shelf warrants the lost trees. Jennifer Finney Boylan’s book, I’m happy to report, passes this test.

Boylan is a male-to-female transsexual who currently co-chairs the English department at Colby College.

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