With the arrival of the brand new paperback edition of Sex Changes in my mailbox (St. Martin’s Press’ official publication date is November 26) come reflections on the year since the book’s publication.
It’s been a year of nasty surprises as, perhaps naively, I never imagined that my ex and cohorts would attack and attempt to censor me. It’s also been a year of deeply heartwarming encouragement from friends, family, acquaintances and strangers: readers.
Early in the year my incredibly supportive agent and editor helped me to understand my memoir as belonging in a collection of books best titled: Stories Someone Doesn’t Want Told. In this light they offered an array of examples, from memoirs exploring the writer’s less-than-pristine personal experience of a well-regarded public figure, such as the beautiful and evocative A Box of Darkness: The Story of a Marriage by Sally Ryder Brady, to, at the other…
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