LANNIE! My journey from man to woman
Rose, Lannie, Sterlinghouse Publisher, 2007.
Tell-all story of Lannie's transition
How To Change Your Sex:A Lighthearted Look at the Hardest Thing You'll Ever Do
Rose, Lannie, Lulu Press, 2004.
An amusing and practical guide to everything you need to know for your sex change
The Lazy Crossdresser
Anders, Charles, Greenery Press, 2002.
A humorous and very practical guide to cross-dressing
True Selves:Understanding Transsexualism--For Families, Friends, Coworkers, and Helping Professionals
Brown, Mildred L. and Chloe Ann Rounsley, Jossey-Bass, 1996.
Millie Brown, a well-known and well-loved gender therapist, presents a very readable and accurate description of the psychology and lives of transsexuals in this popular book
Currah, Paisley, Richard M. Juang, and Shannel Price Minter, editors, University of Minnesota Press, 2006.
Fairly technical essays on the law, history, and politics of transgender rights throughout the world
Serano, Julia, Seal Press, 2007.
Highly readable essays from a transsexual woman on sexism and the scapegoating of femininity
Transgender Workplace Diversity
Weiss, Jillian T., BookSurge Publishing, 2007.
Policy tools, training issues, and communications strategies for HR and legal professionals
Mark 947:A Life Shaped by God, Gender and Force of Will
Addams, Calpernia Sarah,Writers Club Press, 2002.
Story of trans woman whose tragic relationship with a murdered soldier was depicted in the Showtime movie Soldier�s Girl
She's Not There:A Life in Two Genders
Boylan, Jennifer Finney, Broadway , 2003.
Lighthearted memoir of a Colby College English professor who transitions from male to female
Becoming a Visible Man
Green, Jamison, Vanderbilt University Press, 2004.
Serious, thoughtful biography of a well-known female-to-male trans activist
McCloskey, Deirdre, Candlewick Press, 2001.
Engrossing story of Nobel prize winning economist,s harrowing life and transition from male to female
Wrapped In Blue:A Journey of Discovery
Rose, Donna, Living Legacy Press, 2003.
Memoir of software engineer's transition; very detailed about transition process and its effect on a very angry spouse and troubled son
Alice in Genderland: A Crossdresser Comes of Age
Novic, Richard J., iUniverse, Inc., 2005.
Frank and amazing account of a cross-dressing medical doctor who learns to make room in his life for his female self
The Other Women: A Story About Three Transsexuals
Hayes, Pamela, iUniverse, Inc., 2007.
Fictional account of three trans women getting on in the world; accurately captures many aspects of trans women's lives—and it's a fun read, too!
My Husband Betty:Love, Sex, and Life with a Crossdresser
Boyd, Helen, Thunder's Mouth Press, 2004.
Not a biography! A study of crossdressers, and to some extent transsexuals, with an emphasis on how wives are affected
Head Over Heels:Wives Who Stay With Cross-Dressers and Transsexuals
Erhardt, Virginia, PhD, The Haworth Press, Inc., 2007.
Twenty-eight short accounts of how cisgender women are dealing with their cross-dressing and transsexual husbands. The stories are in the women's own words, with sympathetic and supportive commentary from Dr. Erhardt, a clinical psychologist who specializes in gender issues.
Dress Codes: Of Three Girlhoods---My Mother's, My Father's, and Mine
Howey, Noelle, Picador USA, 2004.
And finally, a story from the point of view of a daughter whose father transitioned to live as a woman. Well-written and engrossing.
Note: I borrowed this book list from My Husband Betty, page 221
Woman:An Intimate Geography
Angier, Natalie, Anchor, 2000.
"A wide-ranging celebration of the female body"
The Vagina Monologues:The V-Day Edition
Ensler, Eve, Villard, 2000.
If you haven't made it to a live production or viewd the HBO movie version, then at least read it; it really is all about vaginas, but it reveals an awfully lot about women's lives
The Beauty Myth:How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women
Wolf, Naomi, Harper Perennial, reprint edition 2002.
"Wolf's valuable study, documenting societal pressures on women to conform to a standard of beauty"
A Room of One's Own
Woolf,Virginia Woolf, Harvest Books, reissue edition 1989.
"This long essay about society and art and sexism is one of Woolf's most accessible works"
And Helen wants us to read a biography or an autobiography by a woman of our choice