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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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  • Susie
  • Santa Cruz, CA, United States
  • 01-03-13

The Original, Timeless Transsexual Autobiography

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!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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It's a woman's world

Where does Christine Jorgensen rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The book is well written however it is farther long and at times it's easy to loose interest the rebuilding she went through in Denmark

What was one of the most memorable moments of Christine Jorgensen?

When she was in Cuba

Which scene was your favorite?

Not one in particular stands out

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

Some of the laws and how they were either used for her or aginst her.

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