Score: 4.5
From 13 Ratings

As Nature Made Him


  • Author: John Colapinto
  • Release Date : 2013-03-05
  • Genre: Anatomy & Physiology
  • File Size: 812280 Bytes


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“We should aspire to Colapinto's stellar journalist example: listening carefully to the circumstances of those who are different rather than demanding that they conform to our own.” —Washington PostThe true story about the "twins case" and a riveting exploration of medical arrogance, misguided science, societal confusion, gender differences, and one man's ultimate triumphIn 1967, after a twin baby boy suffered a botched circumcision, his family agreed to a radical treatment that would alter his gender. The case would become one of the most famous in modern medicine—and a total failure. The boy's uninjured brother, raised as a boy, provided to the experiment the perfect matched control. As Nature Made Him tel...

Becoming a Private Investigator


  • Author: Howie Kahn
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre: Careers
  • File Size: 3215696 Bytes


A fascinating guide to a career as a private investigator written by award-winning journalist Howie Kahn and based on the real-life experiences of an expert in the field—essential reading for someone considering a path to this profession.Becoming a Private Investigator puts a seemingly out-of-reach profession within the your grasp. Weaving practical how-to advice with inspiring case studies, Kahn provides actionable steps anyone can take to pursue a career as a P.I. as he shadows two experienced American P.I.s, Sheila Wysocki and Mark Gillespie, both of whom are investigating a series of deaths about which many questions remain. What skills must they master to find out the truth? What risks must they take to succeed? In a narrative full of shocking...

As Nature Made Him
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

As Nature Made Him


  • Author : John Colapinto
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2013-03-05
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062278319


As Nature Made Him Book Description :

In 1967, after a twin baby boy suffered a botched circumcision, his family agreed to a radical treatment that would alter his gender. The case would become one of the most famous in modern medicine—and a total failure. As Nature Made Him tells the extraordinary story of David Reimer, who, when finally informed of his medical history, made the decision to live as a male. A macabre tale of medical arrogance, it is first and foremost a human drama of one man's—and one family's—amazing survival in the face of terrible odds....

As Nature Made Him
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

As Nature Made Him


  • Author : John Colapinto
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2001-02-20
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780060929596


As Nature Made Him Book Description :

Tells the story of a man whose botched circumcision as a baby and subsequent surgical alteration to a female was mistakenly used as an argument for the success of such procedures....

As Nature Made Him
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

As Nature Made Him


  • Author : John Colapinto
  • Publisher : Harper
  • Release Date : 2000-02-02
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0060192119


As Nature Made Him Book Description :

In 1967, after a baby boy suffered a botched circumcision, his family agreed to a radical treatment. On the advice of a renowned expert in gender identity and sexual reassignment at Johns Hopkins Hospital, the boy was surgically altered to live as a girl. This landmark case, initially reported to be a complete success, seemed all the more remarkable since the child had been born an identical twin: his uninjured brother, raised as a boy, provided to the experiment the perfect matched control. The so-called twins case would become one of the most famous in modern medicine and the social sciences; cited repeatedly over the past thirty years as living proof that our sense of being male or female is not inborn but primarily the result of how we are raised...

Undone

Undone


  • Author : John Colapinto
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Release Date : 2016-03-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781619028135


Undone Book Description :

A horrifying, hilarious and subversive “work of literary devilry” about lust and envy, a man and a girl, and a plan (The New York Times). Hailed as “wicked, sexy, funny, ghastly, [and] tragic” (Michael-Lindsay Hogg), Undone is the tour-de-force black comedy by International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Nominee John Colapinto—“a pseudo-incestuous thriller, a noir that, like Francine Prose’s Blue Angel and Philip Roth’s American Pastoral, details the unraveling of the moral American man and his world” (The Globe and Mail). Dez is a former lawyer, disgraced teacher, and unrepentant ephebophile hiding out in a trailer park with his latest teenage conquest, Chloe. Having been in and out of courtrooms (and therapists’ offices) for years,...

About the Author
Score: 3.5
From 10 Ratings

About the Author


  • Author : John Colapinto
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-03-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0061738611


About the Author Book Description :

From the author of the New York Times bestseller As Nature Made Him comes a “clever and entertaining first novel.”—Elle Despite a severe case of writer's block, Cal Cunningham dreams of writing a novel that will permit him to escape from his life as a penniless stockboy in dirty and dangerous upper Manhattan bookstore. However, when his roommate is suddenly killed in a bicycle accident, Cal is suddenly the author of a page-turning autobiography. Propelled to the top of the bestseller lists with million-dollar movie deals, Cal finds that he has realized his most outlandish fantasies of literary success. That is, until he discovers that someone knows his secret. A searingly funny psychological thriller, About the Author delves into the excesses o...

Gender  Nature  and Nurture

Gender Nature and Nurture


  • Author : Richard A. Lippa
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2005-05-06
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135604257


Gender Nature and Nurture Book Description :

This engaging text presents the latest scientific findings on gender differences, similarities, and variations--in sexuality, cognitive abilities, occupational preferences, personality, and social behaviors. The impact of nature and nurture on gender is examined from the perspectives of genetics, molecular biology, evolutionary theory, neuroanatomy, sociology, and psychology. The result is a balanced, fair-minded synthesis of diverse points of view. Dr. Lippa's text sympathetically summarizes each side of the nature-nurture debate, and in a witty imagined conversation between a personified "nature" and "nurture," he identifies weaknesses in the arguments offered by both sides. His review defines gender, summarizes research on gender differences, exam...

The Man Who Invented Gender

The Man Who Invented Gender


  • Author : Professor Department of English Terry Goldie
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-01-01
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780774827942


The Man Who Invented Gender Book Description :

...

Gender Gap

Gender Gap


  • Author : David P. Barash
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-12
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351518079


Gender Gap Book Description :

Let's face it, say Barash and Lipton: Males and females, boys and girls, men and women are different. To be sure, these differences are often heightened by distinctions in learning, cultural tradition, and social expectation, but underpinning them all is a fundamental difference that derives from biology. Throughout the natural world, males are those creatures that make sperm; females make eggs. The oft-noticed "gender gap" derives, in turn, from this "gamete gap." In Gender Gap, Barash and Lipton (husband and wife, professor and physician, biologist and psychiatrist) explain the evolutionary aspects of male-female differences....

The Sopranos

The Sopranos


  • Author : Franco Ricci
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442615717


The Sopranos Book Description :

In The Sopranos: Born under a Bad Sign, Franco Ricci presents an insightful analysis of the groundbreaking HBO series and its complex psychological themes....

Freakboy
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Freakboy


  • Author : Kristin Elizabeth Clark
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374324735


Freakboy Book Description :

From the outside, Brendan Chase seems to have it pretty easy. He's a star wrestler, a video game aficionado, and a loving boyfriend to his seemingly perfect match, Vanessa. But on the inside, Brendan struggles to understand why his body feels so wrong—why he sometimes fantasizes having long hair, soft skin, and gentle curves. Is there even a name for guys like him? Guys who sometimes want to be girls? Or is Brendan just a freak? In Freakboy's razor-sharp verse, Kristin Clark folds three narratives into one powerful story: Brendan trying to understand his sexual identity, Vanessa fighting to keep her and Brendan's relationship alive, and Angel struggling to confront her demons....