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The Uninvited Dilemma: A Question of Gender Paperback – January 1, 1991

ISBN-13: 978-1555520137 ISBN-10: 1555520138 Edition: Rev Sub

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Metamorphous Pr; Rev Sub edition (1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1555520138
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555520137
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,559,566 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The author is to be commended for presenting a balanced, complete picture of the subject, appealing to a broad segment of the reading public." - Dr. George P. Fulmer, Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, S.F., CA

"We recommend your book to everyone who contacts us. You present one of the best overviews of the issues I have seen without becoming so clinical that a layperson cannot understand the material . . . We feel very fortunate that "The Uninvited Dilemma" is available as a resource. Thank you for writing it." - Jennifer York, Ph.D., Ingersoll GEnder Center, Seattle, WA

"This is an excellent survey of the transsexual population and should be required reading for helping professionals . . . For the transsexual, the book contains a good deal of 'how to' information and provides a community of experiences to which one can relate in a positive fashion." - B.A. Lind, Outreach Newsletter END -- Publisher Comments

About the Author

Ms. Stuart was born and raised in Oakland CA and attended local schools and a nearby university. She has four children, all of whom are now adults.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By randi jo lynn on March 1, 2001
Format: Paperback
This is a wonderfully detailed, complete explanation of Gender and Transexuals. It addresses so, so many questions for us, for loved ones and others, as well as providing answers, answers to even the most difficult question of all, "WHY"??? A definate "could not put it down" I have searched for my entire life for such explanations and have now found them. If there is any way possible to contact the author Kim Elizabeth Stuart and give her a warm "hug" and a heart felt, sincere "thank you" I surely will try! A little "thank you" surely would never begin to express how her time, insight and persistance can help so many others! Thank you Kim!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 15, 2004
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Transsexualism is a subject area where much of the literature is either very clinical, or very anecdotal. A topic where the only common theme among the books is how incredibly difficult it is to study a condition that is deeply internal and subjective to those who live with it.
Where this book stands out is the author's ability to provide a blend of researched, clinical information _and_ 'personal stories' together. This book provides an enormous amount of valuable information that goes beyond the individual stories of transsexuals, and picks out the common themes and presents them clearly and concisely for the reader.
If you want to read a transsexual's story, this is the wrong book. If, on the other hand, you wish to understand transsexualism and what it is, this book is unusually accessible.
Others have commented that this book is perhaps a bit dated - although its calendar age is fairly old, this is a topic area where truly good research is rare, and Ms. Stuart has done a superlative job of both research and writing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By randi jo lynn on March 1, 2001
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The most informative, comprehensive and wonderful book on gender and transexuals. I have searched for answers my entire life... They are all here!!! Answers for the individual, the family and others, particularly focusing on the most basic of all questions, yet the most difficult to address... "WHY"? "A could not put it down book" !! If there is any way to contact the author and give her a heart felt hug and deepest, sincerest Thank you for all she has done I am surely going to try! A small thank you will never be enough to express my deepest feelings!!! Thank you Kim....
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JRK on May 11, 2008
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The 'Uninvited Dilemma, A Question of Gender' is a compilation of responses to questionnaires filled out by transgender individuals. As such it is not the best book for those trying to find their way if they are transgender or for finding advice or guidance. However, it does give a lot of insight into those who are transgender and how some have felt about their transgenderism or their transsexuality. In this regard it can be helpful to compare one's own feelings and experiences with those interviewed for the book.

Not everything in this book pertains to anyone who is transgender and it tends to reflect those with the most serious internal feelings, but overall it is an excellent glimpse into what others have experienced or feel about their transgenderism.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jessica on March 3, 2004
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I found the book to be thoroughly thought out and genuine. It truly answered many of my question where other books on the subject failed to answer.
I feel this book is a must for anyone who questions there gender and is looking for direct and to the point answers.
The writer took great pains to retain the authenticity of the interviews she held.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Chrys on February 12, 2003
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I was at first disappointed to discover that the book I had just purchased was 12 years old. So some of the terminology no longer is in use and some theories have been either refuted or more warmly embraced by the TG community in the years since this book was published. New theories have emerged that were not even discussed in this book, understandably.
However, her methodology and findings appear to be quite sound and have stood the test of time. Some ideas she proposes, which may have been unique or relatively fresh at the time, have now come to be common knowledge or understanding.
However, so much of what is in this book exists in greater detail in other, more updated books. I would recommend this for those wanting a comparative look back in time, but I believe more current publications would be much more beneficial to most readers.
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