Here are some shortcuts to media coverage of my new book, Stuck in the Middle With You: Parenthood in Three Genders, featuring my amazing family, from Spring and Summer of 2013. So far, the major pieces are appearances on the TODAY Show and Rock Center with Brian Williams on NBC, a big story in The Atlantic, and another in Yahoo Shine. Plus: links to interviews and other cool stuff from GLAAD, Biorgrahile and elsewhere. Quick links to all appear below, starting with this teaser from Rock Center of my son Zach. More to come!
Jenny, Deedie (“Grace”) and Zach on the TODAY Show, NBC, Friday May 3, 2013: “The sex of the parents is a whole lot less important than the love in the family.”
Here’s our family on Rock Center with Brian Wililams, Harry Smith, correspondent. NBC, May 3, 2013. Part of “Stuck in the Middle with You” coverage.
Then he became Jenny. Never at home in a male body, Boylan underwent gender reassignment surgery and wrote about it in her 2003 memoir She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders. Her new book, Stuck in the Middle with You: A Memoir of Parenting in Three Genders, reflects on what her transition to a woman means as both a parent and a partner in her family, which has remained united. We spoke about what she’s learned about women, how she and her wife Deedie navigate intimacy, and what her experience tells us about the ever-changing concept of the American family. Read the whole article here.
GLAAD spoke with transgender author, advocate, and GLAAD Board Member Jennifer Finney Boylan about her latest memoir, Stuck in the Middle with You: Parenthood in Three Genders, which was released on April 30th. Her other memoirs include She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders and I’m Looking Through You: Growing Up Haunted. Find out more about Jennifer Finney Boylan’s work at www.jenniferboylan.net. The whole article is here.
In the first pages of Stuck in the Middle With You: A Memoir of Parenting in Three Genders, Jenny Finney Boylan, transgender mother of two, sits in the bleachers at her son’s fencing match, making chit-chat with a stranger named Grenadine, who is unaware of Boylan’s past. After revealing that her husband is serving in Iraq and she more or less hopes he dies there, Grenadine eyes the wedding ring on Boylan’s finger. “What about you?” she asks. “Where’s yours?” (Okay, I enjoyed home court advantage on this one, but here’s the full, and very generous story.)
If pressed to list the most important aspects of our lives, our relationships may be the most meaningful. There are those we share with our friends and family, of course, and perhaps those we share with a given god. Often left unspoken, however, are the relationships we share with ourselves. After all, fulfillment starts from within. And while an attack on our family or friends elicits immediate defense, when our own identities are on the line, our responses becomes less decisive. Many of us buckle under the pressure of conformity, driving our frustrations inward and letting them fester. But the lucky few among us remain strong — Jennifer Finney Boylan among them — and shine like a beacon of hope for the rest of us. Click here for the rest of the article from Biographile.
The memoir “Stuck In The Middle With You” by the New York Times bestseller Jennifer Finney Boylan deals with prejudice and that poisoned chalice of unfair judgment in such a way that will penetrate even the most cynical and critical reader. Written softly with a clement fondle or nuzzle the, now, mother of two is both funny and harrowing – a balance so difficult to perfect. (And click here to read the full review).