Getting to Male
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Published in: September-October 2007 issue.


First Man-Made ManThe First Man-Made Man
by Pagan Kennedy
Bloomsbury. 214 pages, $23.95


CHANCES ARE that, as soon as you were old enough to form a cognizant thought, some adult was asking you what you wanted to be when you grew up. Did you want to be a cowboy, a nurse, or a fireman? Perhaps you longed to be a police officer, a farmer, or a rock star. Maybe it was in your future to be a truck driver, a veterinarian, or a teacher. Laura Dillon wanted to be man when she grew up. Laura always felt that she was born in the wrong body, and in The First Man-Made Man, by Pagan Kennedy, we learn that Laura got what she wanted—and a whole lot more.

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