Frankly Kellie Hardcover – 25 Jun 2015
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the book "takes a fascinating look at Kellie Maloney's life as one of the world's most successful boxing managers...it's a fascinating look at a blemished person raised male in a blue-collar Irish family in 1950s South London who gains fame in one of the world's most hypermasculine sports, all the while struggling with gender dysphoria." --Advocate.com, 1/28/2016
About the Author
Kellie Maloney is a boxing manager and promotor. She lives in London.
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A really laddish eastender involved in what must be considered the most testosterone fuelled sport on the planet decides to be a woman and confesses that they have always felt they were trapped in the wrong body/gender.
This is a universal cry for all of these people and many of them lose everything of a previous male life and some even take their own lives.
This book does much to dispell the general public's lack of knowledge of this subject and to reassure those that struggle with the intense feelings that ensue with taking steps to make the same change that Kellie has. In this she should be rightly praised.
My only proviso is that this change is very much the tip of a vast iceberg of others who enjoy adopting a female persona on a strictly part time basis. This is mentioned in the book but needs to be aired more frequently to ensure that any of the males out there trying to come to terms with an addiction are not required or even likely to make this drastic change.
Perhaps it should be aired that the statistics between visible transvestites ( or transgender persons ) and those who actually even wish to transition is at least 100 to 1.
This book is in that apparent 1% and is an effective if somewhat dry and humourless account of Kellie's brave and singular journey.
It also fails to address in any meaningful way the very real hurdles that a transitioner will face if finance dictates approaching the NHS for medication and surgery.
At least this book goes a long way to penetrate and separate the fantasy from reality and on this basis deserves and gets full support.
i do feel the biography could have done with some slight editing, but to be honest, it's simplicity did indicate that it came from the heart. I congratulate Kelie's family for their supply, especially her oldest daughter, I'm sure she has a career in supporting other transgender individuals, good luck to all of you.