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Leaning Into The Corner [Kindle Edition]

Shelley Whitney
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A concise and quirky account of Shelley Whitney's journey into her true gender. It describes her encounters with doctors, psychologists, persistent dancers and fellow travelers before culminating in an honest and graphic day by day account of her stay in hospital for gender reassignment surgery.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 194 KB
  • Print Length: 108 pages
  • Publisher: Madog The Sheep; 1 edition (22 Feb 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007CMZ11M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #893,033 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Illuminating, witty and beautifully written 15 Jan 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I've always admired anyone who can take a traumatic experience and turn it into something that is both inspiring and humorous (wasn't it Paul McCartney who famously said "Take a sad song and make it better?") Life is indeed a strange movie, and without doubt, we all go through our various odysseys, rides and tumbles through life - hopefully coming out at the end not too battered, and ready to pass the baton back to those going through their own particular struggle. Others though aren't so resilient, and need reassurance to get them through their tricky moments.

I'm delighted to say that Shelly Whitney's extraordinary account of her transformation and rebirth embodies all of the above qualities and more. With zero self-pity, wonderful humour and perceptive insight, she leads the reader through the often distressing avenues of transgender surgery, leaving us in awe of her strength, resilience and ability to turn truly dark experiences into profoundly illuminating moments.

At times I had to check myself as I laughed out loud at Shelley's resilient humour in the face of such adversity and obvious discomfort - and yet the humour that leaps off the page is warm and philosophical. The real strength of this wonderful book is Shelley's beautiful nonchalance, her steely determination never to admit any sort of defeat, and her wonderfully descriptive - and often humorous - take on the ins and out of the complex and often painfully traumatic surgical procedures that are involved.

Ultimately, Shelley's account far outstrips the perimeters of a book. The imagery that abounds from every page is often vivid and lively, and a timely reminder for those who've been through what amounts to an awakening on many levels.
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