I'm Looking Through You: Growing Up Haunted: A Memoir Audiobook | Jennifer Finney Boylan | Audible.com
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I'm Looking Through You: Growing Up Haunted: A Memoir | [Jennifer Finney Boylan]

I'm Looking Through You: Growing Up Haunted: A Memoir

For Jennifer Boylan, creaking stairs, fleeting images in the mirror, and the remote whisper of human voices were everyday events in the Pennsylvania house in which she grew up in the 1970s. But these weren't the only specters beneath the roof of the mansion known as the "Coffin House".
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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of She's Not There comes another buoyant, unforgettable memoir. I'm Looking Through You is about growing up in a haunted house...and making peace with the ghosts that dwell in our hearts.

For Jennifer Boylan, creaking stairs, fleeting images in the mirror, and the remote whisper of human voices were everyday events in the Pennsylvania house in which she grew up in the 1970s. But these weren't the only specters beneath the roof of the mansion known as the "Coffin House". Jenny herself - born James - lived in a haunted body, and both her mysterious, diffident father and her wild, unpredictable sister would soon become ghosts to Jenny as well.

I'm Looking Through You is an engagingly candid investigation of what it means to be "haunted". Looking back on the spirits who invaded her family home, Boylan launches a full investigation with the help of a group of earnest, if questionable, ghostbusters. Boylan also examines the ways we find connections between the people we once were and the people we become. With wit and eloquence, Boylan shows us how love, forgiveness, and humor help us find peace - with our ghosts, with our loved ones, and with the uncanny boundaries, real and imagined, between men and women.

©2008 Jennifer Finney Boylan; (P)2008 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"A lovely, heartening piece of work." (Kirkus)
"Boylan writes with a measured comedic timing and a light touch, affecting a pitch-perfect balance between sorrow, skepticism, and humor." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Moriah Duncan, OK, United States 02-05-09
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    "Very good but not really a "Ghost" book"

    This was a very well written book but for the most part it wasn't a ghost story. There were a few creepy parts in there but that wasn't the point of the story. But, if you wanted a glimpse into the life of a transgendered person, with a few ghost stories thrown in, this is the book for you.

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    keynotes 05-15-08
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    "Tedious & Boring!"

    After listening to this book I know that I just wasted a perfectly good audible credit. It took a bit to follow the main gist of the story and then it bounced all over from her past to the present to past etc. It was meant to be a deep thought provoking book which in my opinion was extremely tedious. The synopsis written about this book was very misleading. I wouldn't have given this book even one star if I could have submitted my review without it.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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