Just Your Average Guy
Author: Paul Jason
Published: 27th October, 2016
ISBN: Paperback ISBN: 978-1-78645-069-2
eBook ISBN: 978-1-78645-070-8
Genre: Memoir, Biography, LGBT, Health, Family and Lifestyle
I wrote this memoir with the intention of it appealing to as wide an audience as possible - women, wives and partners of cross-dressers, admirers and anyone with a general interest in gender crossover. The scenarios portrayed should therefore be as interesting to the straight reader, as indeed to the gay or trans.
Whilst many books are available by out-of-the-closet and actively on-scene members of the transgender community, I have approached this subject matter differently - from the perspective of a fearful, 9-5, family man, attempting to balance the straight with the trans and encountering a whole spectrum of emotions in between.
I've been reading a book penned by another cross-dresser for the past couple of months, and I'm afraid to say Paul Jason spoiled me. His frank and at times devastating account of his in-the-closet life is articulate and insightful, blowing apart a great many assumptions that are made about those who cross-dress/identify as TV/trans.
The author takes us from his early formative experiences right through to his current day-to-day strategies for hiding/controlling this part of who he is, and I appreciate his honesty. One of the chapters is even titled 'Time for a little controversy', and whilst not everyone will agree with what he says, nor does he claim to speak for anyone but himself.
As the author says, he wrote this book to appeal to a wide audience, and I have to agree with him (and other reviewers): this is a must-read book for everyone.
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