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12 November 2022

Books on Gender Variance in 2022 - Part 1: (auto) biographies


Part 1: (auto) biographies

Part 2: other

Part 3: Ruminations

Trans Person AutoBiography

  • Alexandra Billings. This Time for Me: A Memoir. Topple Books, 2022.

  • Dayne Bachman. She, He, Me: A Transgender Man's Journey of Hell, Healing, and Helping. 2021.

  • Rose Barkhimer. Triple Trans: One Woman's Journey to Freedom. TransGender Publishing, 2021.

  • S L Blackburn. Grimoire: The Decade Question. 2022.

  • Rachael Evelyn Booth. Crossing the Gender Divide: A Life in Two Worlds. 2022.

  • Jennifer Rose Brewer. She: A Transgender Diary. 2022.

  • Charley Burton. The Boy Beneath My Skin: A Black Trans Man Living in the South. Transgender Publishing, 2022.

  • T S Candii. Becoming Candii: My True Transgender Story. 2022.

  • Daniel Kye Canter. Never a Girl. Grosvenor House Publishing, 2021.

  • Vanessa van Cartier with Martien Versteegh. Stay true to who you are: het levensverhaal van Vanessa van Cartier. Kosmos Uitgevers, 2022.

  • Maghan Chavalier. Confessions of a Transgender Adult Film Star. 2021.

  • Alex Clare-Young. Transgender. Christian. Human. Wild Goose Publications, 2022.

  • AJ Clementine. Girl, Transcending: Becoming the woman I was born to be. Murdoch Books, 2022.

  • Sherilyn Connelly. Beautiful Ghosts: A Queer Memoir of San Francisco. Exposit Books, 2021.

  • Nora Dahmer. Endlich Nora! via tolino media, 2022.

  • Jan & Diane Delap. Life from Both Sides Now: Living and Loving a Transgender Life Together. Halo Publishing, 2022.

  • Helen Dale. Transgender Tales: Adventures & Misadventures on the Journey from Transvestite to Transsexual. 2022.

  • Mariah Renee Dowker. Transitioning in Faith: An Autobiography of a Transgender Christian Woman. 2021.

  • Diana Goetsch. This Body I Wore: A Memoir. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022.

  • Cassandra Grace. Grace in Transition: The First Four Seasons. Graceful Change Press, 2021.

  • River Halen. Dream Rooms. Book*hug Press, 2022.

  • Robyn Henderson-Espinoza. Body Becoming: A Path to Our Liberation. Broadleaf Books, 2022.

  • Mary Ann Horton. Trailblazer: Lighting the Path for Transgender Equality in Corporate America. Red Ace Press, 2022.

  • Randa Jarrar. Love is and Ex-Country. Catapult, 2021.

  • Jodi Jeloudov. My Rebellion: How Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, Together with Vladimir Putin, Hired Wells Fargo Bank to Terrorize Our LGBTQ+ Community & How This Transgender Woman Fought Them. 2021.

  • $£¥ € Shelli Renee Joye. My Transition Journal: A Transgender Arc of Self-Discovery. The Viola Institute, 2022.

  • Skylar Kergil. Before I Had the Words: On Being a Transgender Young Adult. Skyhorse, 2021.

  • Rebekah Kimberly. Becoming Kimberly: A Transgender's Journey. 2021.

  • Jerry Lake with Denise Shick. Dangerous Affirmations: My Transgender Experience. 2021.

  • Joelle Circé Laramée edited by Dawn Renee Greer. Breaking Free: 45 Years in the wrong body. Brainspired, 2021.

  • Grace Lavery. Please Miss: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Penis. Seal Press, 2022.

  • Karen Lyra. Finding myself: Discovering my gender identity. 2021.

  • Shannon O’Shea. Pink Heart: A Transgender Memoir. Mystery Girls Publishing, 2021.

  • Chelsea Manning. Readme.txt: a Memoir. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022.

  • Katie Louise Miller. Night and Day. AuthorHouse, 2021.

  • Michael Norton. Me a Girl: The Times of a Transgender Person. Lulu, 2022.

  • Ashley Anna Parks. Taking Flight: One Transgender Woman's Journey. 2021.

  • Claire Rae Randall. The War on Gender: Postmodernism and Trans Identity. Arktos, 2022.

  • Shay Robertson. My Journey - Sally to Shay. Figtree, 2021.

  • Danica Roem. Burn the Page: A True Story of Torching Doubts, Blazing Trails, and Igniting Change. Viking, 2022.

  • Michelle L Rogers. Trans Right. 2021.

  • C M Romero. Becoming the Man I Want to Be: A Memoir of My Self-Discovery Journey In "Coming Out" As A Lesbian and Then As A Transgender Man. 2022.

  • Martine Rose. Rose's Repartee: Shy boy to trans-woman. 2021.

  • Angela Schrigly. Becoming Queen Angela: A true crime story transgender woman coming out. 2021.

  • Bobbie Scopa. Both Sides of the Fire Line: Memoir of a Transgender Firefighter. Chicago Review Press, 2022.

  • Bo Van Spilbeeck. Bo: Eindelijk vrouw. Horizon, 2020.

  • Rhyannon Styles. Help! I'm Addicted: A Trans Girl's Self-Discovery and Recovery. Jessica Kingsley, 2021.

  • Meredith Talusan. Fairest: A Memoir. Penguin, 2021.

  • Tara Taylor. Who She Wants to Be: an uncommon memoir. 2021.

  • Patricia Elane Trimble. Finding Purpose: One Transgender Woman's Journey. 2021.

  • Karen M Vaughn. Journey of a Lifetime. TransGender Publishing, 2021.

  • Manon Zahnd. Une femme comme les autres - Choisir de devenir soi. 2022.

Biographical sketches

  • Philippa Punchard. Gender Pioneers: A Celebration of Transgender, Non-Binary and Intersex Icons. Jessica Kingsley, 2022.

Biographies of Trans Persons

  • Frances Bingham, Valentine Ackland: A Transgressive Life, Handheld Press, 2021

  • Paul Clements. Jan Morris: Life from Both Sides. Scribe, 2022.

  • Louis Couperus. Heliogabal: in Großdruckschrift. Outlook, 2022.

  • Máel Embser-Herbert & Bree Fram (eds). With Honor and Integrity: Transgender Troops in Their Own Words. NYU Press, 2022.

  • Jennifer Hopkins. The life of Christine Jorgensen: The first transgender woman you never heard about. 2022.

  • Jennifer Hopkins. The life of Stormé DeLarverie: The Rosa Parks of the LGBTQ+ community. 2022.

  • Allison Owen. BIOGRAPHY OF TOMMY DORFMAN: Five Things To Know About The Transgender Star Of '13 Reasons Why'. Kindle, 2021.

  • Casy Parks. Diary of a Misfit: A Memoir and a Mystery. Knopf, 2022.

  • James Reginato. Growing Up Getty: The Story of America's Most Unconventional Dynasty. Gallery Books, 2022. Include a section on trans man Nats Getty.

  • Harry Sidebottom. The Mad Emperor: Heliogabalus and the Decadence of Rome. Oneworld, 2022.

  • George Stenhouse. Biography of Jacqueline Charlotte Dufresnoy: A Renowned Singer, Entertainer And Actress. 2022.

  • Ezra Woodger (ed). To Be A Trans Man: Our Stories of Transition, Acceptance and Joy. Jessica Kingsley, 2022.

Spouse & Parent Autobiography

  • Marsha & Aiden Aizumi. Two Spirits, One Heart: A Mother, Her Transgender Son, and Their Journey to Love and Acceptance. Magnus books, 2021.

  • Caitlin Billings. In Our Blood: A Memoir. She Writes Press, 2022.

  • Sandra Bowman. She Had Been A Tomboy: Raising A Transgender Child, A Mother's Journey. Bowker, 2022.

  • Carolyn Hays. A Girlhood: Letter to My Transgender Daughter. Blair, 2022.

  • Karen Lander. Trans Parent Diary: The Story of My Transition When My Daughter Became My Son. Inner Peace Press, 2021.

  • Kindred Light. Exalted Quest. New Leaf Media, 2022.

  • Marlo Mack. How to Be a Girl: A Mother's Memoir of Raising Her Transgender Daughter. The Experiment, 2021.

  • Matt Maiberger. Faith in Transition: A Pastor's Journey in Affirming His Transgender Son. 2022.

  • Jodie Patterson. Born Ready: The True Story of a Boy Named Penelope. Crown Books, 2021.

  • Kelly L Price & Jayce Kennedy Price. Somewhere Under the Rainbow. Blue Agama Associates, 2021.

  • Cynthia L Schiefer. What Goes On in This House Stays in This House: A Mother's Journey to Acceptance of Her Transgender Daughter. Share Your Truth With Me, 2021.

  • Anne Smith. Crossing Genders: Epitome of Femininity. Bookbaby, 2022.

Doctor & Allies Biography

  • Lindsey Fitzharris. The Facemaker: A Visionary Surgeon’s Battle to Mend the Disfigured Soldiers of World War I. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022. (On Harold Gilles)

  • Laurie Marhoefer. Racism and the Making of Gay Rights: A Sexologist, His Student, and the Empire of Queer Love. University of Toronto Press, 1922. (On Magnus Hirschfeld)

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