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Billi Gordon was born in Dowagiac, Michigan in 1954. He was a typical, Midwestern adolescent (athlete, Homecoming King, Student Body President etc.) that became anything but typical after a brief stint in a Roman Catholic Monastery. He lived 20 years as man, 20 years as woman, and the last 10 years as all of the above, or none of the above. He has held many jobs including maid, factory worker, businessman, model, actor, actress, television writer, author, streetwalker, drive-time radio personality, etc. As "a woman," Billi became the most successful greeting card model in history, fostering a cottage industry around an image that appeared on everything from aprons in Georgia, to European billboards and Japanese television commercials.
Billi Gordon has authored four previous books: "You've Had Worse Things In Your Mouth: The Last Cookbook," "Eat This Book: The Last Diet Book", "Your Moon Is Aquarius, But Your Head Is In Uranus: The Last Diet Book" and "Oil and Gasoline-A Tale of Two Survivors."
Dr. Gordon holds a bachelor's degree in General Studies from the University of Michigan, and a Master's in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology/Sociology) from the California State University at Northridge. He has a Doctor of Philosophy in Integrative Behavioral Neuroscience, from the Union Institute and University, and a Post Doctorate in Functional Neuro-imaging and Brain Research at The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He uses fMRI to investigate the biological basis of human behavior. He is a member of the Cohen-Bookheimer Laboratory at the Semel Institute of Bio-behavioral Sciences in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. His areas of research interest are the neuroanatomy of emotion, interoceptive awareness (how we feel what we feel) in relation to the pathophysiology of stress as an antecedent to disease. Currently, he serves as the Chair, of the Advisory Committee for Collective Concerns in Medicine, at UCLA, and has done so for the past 6 years.
Dupree-Miller represents Dr. Gordon literarily, and Creative Artists Agency (CAA), represents him for film and television. He is under contract to Freemantle/ Original Productions, and they are producing his upcoming television show, "The Billi Club."