In 1951 George Jorgensen, an American man of 26, left for Denmark and returned a year later as the first world-renowned transsexual, Christine Jorgensen. In her own personable style, Jorgensen offers a firsthand account of her ground-breaking life. "Nature made a mistake," she wrote, "which I have corrected."
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Jorgensen was the first widely known person to have sex reassignment surgery (male to female). She became a spokesperson for transsexual and transgender people when "trans" wasn't even in the popular lexicon.
She was a beautiful blonde who was famous for being classy and smart— a lady with taste and talent, and had a successful career in theater and film.
If you have never heard of her, this book is a must. If you've heard of her but forgot her, revisit!
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