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Trans Figured

My Journey from Boy to Girl to Woman to Man
Narrated by: Joel Froomkin
Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
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Imagine experiencing life not as the gender dictated by birth but as one of your own design.

In Trans Figured, Brian Belovitch shares his true story of life as a gender outlier and his dramatic journey through the jungle of gender identity.

Brian has the rare distinction of coming out three times: first as a queer teenager; second as a glamorous transgender woman named Tish, and later, Natalia Gervais; and finally as an HIV-positive gay man surviving the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. From growing up in a barely-working-class first-generation immigrant family in Fall River, Massachusetts, to spinning across the disco dance floor of Studio 54 in New York City...from falling into military lock-step as the Army wife of a domineering GI in Germany to having a brush with fame as Natalia, high-flying downtown darling of the boozy and druggy pre-Giuliani New York nightclub scene, Brian escaped many near-death experiences. 

Trans Figured chronicles a life lived on the edge with an unforgettable cast of characters during a dangerous and chaotic era. Rich with drama and excitement, this no-holds-barred memoir tells it all. Most importantly, Brian's candid and poignant story of recovery shines a light on the perseverance of the human spirit.

©2018 Brian Belovitch (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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How utterly exhausting

While I appreciated the total transparency, I had to stop and catch my breath from time to time. So much happened, and such big changes-so close together. I found myself shocked that these life changes happened so quickly. I was sure these things were happening over the course of many years but they were not.
I'm amazed that one person can survive all that the author experienced and come away intact. Intact in mind, body, and soul. Bless his heart.
I could literally feel what he was describing where depression, recovery, and family were concerned. Great descriptive writing. I was right there, in the story.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful