As a woman used to traveling and living the high life in Bangkok, Leanne Shirtliffe recognized the constant fodder for humor while pregnant with twins in Asia's sin city. But in spite of deep-fried bug cuisine and nurses who cover newborn bassinets with plastic wrap, Shirtliffe manages to keep her babies alive for a year with help from a Coca-Cola deliveryman, several waitresses, and a bra factory. Then she and her husband return home to the isolation of North American suburbia.
"I Guess You Had to Be There?"
Professor Jay Ladin made headlines around the world when, after years of teaching literature at Yeshiva University, he returned to the Orthodox Jewish campus as a woman - Joy Ladin. In Through the Door of Life, Joy Ladin takes listeners inside her transition as she changed genders and, in the process, created a new self. With unsparing honesty and surprising humor, Ladin wrestles with both the practical problems of gender transition and the larger moral, spiritual, and philosophical questions that arise.
"Hard to follow"
At Surprise Enterprise, Genie Burns creates off-the-wall surprise parties at unorthodox locations. Her job enables her to take crazy risks that are all under her control. Surprise Enterprise has just been contracted to throw a surprise wedding by a client who prefers not to reveal his identity. As Genie works to get her client's bride down the aisle, her own life suddenly feels out of control, and Genie begins to question her relationship with her boyfriend, Jeff. Is he "the one" because he challenges her to heal the wounds from her past? Or is he the wrong one?