Transition: Becoming Who I Was Always Meant to Be and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy Used
$4.33
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Good | Details
Sold by hippo_books
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Item qualifies for FREE shipping and Prime! This item is used.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man Hardcover – May 10, 2011


See all 8 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$2.98 $0.01

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Hero Quick Promo
Browse in Books with Buzz and explore more details on selected titles, including the current pick, "The Good Girl" by Mary Kubica.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Adult; First Edition edition (May 10, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525952144
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525952145
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.1 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #604,262 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

“A universal story, one to which all readers can relate: the individual’s search for self.”
(-New York Journal of Books)

Transition is not only about the journey from female to male; more importantly, it’s about the journey from fear to courage. Chaz Bono is my new hero.”
(- Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of She���s Not There) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Chaz Bono lives with his partner in Los Angeles.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Chaz seems like a really wonderful person.
Linda
Fantastic book by Chaz Bono, who has alot of courage, a real inspiration, a must read!
duskybird
I read this book in just a few days, as I could not seem to put it down!!!!!!
J. R. Evans

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

56 of 60 people found the following review helpful By KDMask VINE VOICE on May 14, 2011
Format: Hardcover
For someone as high profile as Chaz to come out with such an honest book about his life is stunning. While other children of famous parents struggle with identity issues, he had the added burden of knowing he was born in the wrong body. I watched his struggles on "Celebrity Weight Loss" and also the documentary on OWN. I really wanted to read about this remarkable human being in his own words and I am so glad I did. Heartfelt and very readable, the book outlines struggles with identity and revelation. If ever anyone had a doubt about transgender being a "real" condition, this book should erase that. Terrific autobiography of a fascinating person. Kudos.
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
46 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Linda on May 12, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I decided to read it after I watched Becoming Chaz on OWN which I liked very much. I found it very sad that Chaz lived his life so afraid of what other people think and denying himself who he really was. It certainly must have been a very hard struggle. Having lots of therapy myself I know you can only push feelings down for so long. I myself am learning how to be my true self and not caring what other people think. Chaz seems like a really wonderful person. I love his facial expressions too!!! I do wish I had such an understanding mother as Cher. Times are very different now anything goes. All in all an enjoyable truly honest read. Recommended.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Stacey Dawn Brody on May 19, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
All memoirs should aspire to this. This is a story of someone who had the sense of self and fearlessness to fully realize that by hiding or sublimating any part of their true self would only bring sadness and an incomplete life. What is most remarkable (to me) is that Chaz not only was and is true to himself, but brings his struggle (and triumph!) out publicly so that the struggle of others will be lessened. Even if you do not have the same issues, I cannot imagine anyone who could not relate to the intense desire to completely be true to themselves and the inner turmoil that such a struggle can often cause. Chaz's victory is everyone's victory. Chaz is a hero.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Suzie in SD on June 22, 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Thirty-five years ago, I had a girl friend who became a man. I did not have the benefit of hearing about the feelings and the process. Chas Bono writes an in depth account of both as well as details of his upbringing by famous parents Sonny and Cher. Male or female, Chas is just a very nice human being! I LOVED this audio book (read by Chas).
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By godfree kd on October 26, 2011
Format: Hardcover
As a kid I watched Chaz on Sonny and Cher's TV show. I envied her since I imagined she had a fantastic life with her awesome parents. After the show ended, I forgot about Chaz until I read his book. I have transgender friends, and I read this book hoping to better understand their perspective.

From his experiences growing up in the wrong body, his surviving childhood abuse, his coming out as a lesbian, his attempted music career, his recovery from an addiction to prescription painkillers, and his many girlfriends, Chaz has had a very full life. Add to this a sex change, and his resilience and perseverance are nothing short of remarkable. Chaz tells his story honestly and directly. Anyone can find much with which to empathize in his book.

However, this memoir has two major flaws. First, Chaz appears incredibly self-centered. Reading this book was suffocating at times. Chaz is not a narcissist --far from it. It seemed to me that Chaz tends to ignore or at least not acknowledge that the people in his life have feelings about his transition, and that they have a right to these feelings. Chaz underwent a major, major life change, and his relationships with loved ones naturally changed as well. He is not the same person physically or emotionally as he was prior to his transition, and the people close to him need to accommodate this. This doesn't mean that folks are not supportive; they just have to get used to it and learn new ways of relating to him. This is not necessarily a bad thing. Human relationships are dynamic not static, and we all have new ways of relating to each other as our circumstances change. Chaz does not seem to realize this. His partner Jenny seems like an extraordinary person, yet Chaz seems to take her for granted.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Joel Simon Hochman on June 5, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Yes, I watched adorable Chastity on television and grew up in the sixties with Sonny and Cher. After reading his remarkable book I can only say Bravo to Chaz's incredible courage - courage to face unrelenting public curiosity and private turmoil.
One thing this book should teach all of us is how important it is to live one's life in a positive manner. Most of us will never go through the agony of coming out to our families as gay, lesbian or transgendered but we let others' opinions of us guide our behaviour in much smaller ways. The beauty of Chaz's book is that all of us should learn a lesson from it - be true to yourself and who you really are.
The book is well-written and never boring. Of course the one area I might disagree with Chaz a little is the fact that his "Democratic" Mother was really his birth Mother and his "Republican" family did not have to first mourn the loss of a daughter. It is always much easier to accept something if it does not involve your own children. Chaz does address this in his book but I must get political here - the Republican party and it's policies such as the Defense of Marriage Act are demeaning and dangerous to the gay and lesbian community. Where I live in Texas the wife of a firefighter was recently denied his death benefits because she was a male to female transgendered woman.
Thanks Chaz for reinforcing for all of us how Important it is to not let society tell us what we should be or do- I have never had to make any decisions nearly as life-changing as you did and I will always admire your intelligence and empathy for other people.
Lynn Meyer Brown
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?