Thirty-something Jenifer had watched life go by, having focused on her career and needy girlfriend, Patricia. When Jenifer told said girlfriend that she was considering getting a sex change, the Patricia announced that no, she was going to transition and Jenifer couldn’t steal her identity. So Jenifer went underground, learning about gender transition online with a secret persona, until she was discovered by now-boyfriend Pat. Transitioning was hard enough without a big breakup, but Jenifer dumped her partner and after many months started coming out. Through a new relationship and new job, Jenifer took a new name, Everett, and identity. Navigating legal hurdles and medical personnel, Everett was faced with handling all of the pressure, adjustments, self-doubt, and shoulder hair. Fortunately a sense of humor led the way to realizing that maybe anything is possible, even for a neurotic klutz.
"Everett's work is luminous, brilliant, thoughtful and brave. I am so proud to be on this earth with him. He is who we all fight for, and he is the future of our community."
—Margaret Cho, comedian and author of I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight
"Everett Maroon has written a book that is brave, funny, smart, and true. I admire his courage, his wit, his unflinching eye, and most of all, his persistance and determination to be himself. This book is a gift from a very generous writer. The story of Everett's journey will stay with me for a very long time."
—Lesléa Newman, author of October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard and Heather Has Two Mommies
"Reading Bumbling into Body Hair by Everett Maroon—LOVE IT! Great message for trans folk on being our whole selves—AND it's funny."
—Kate Bornstein, author of My New Gender Workbook and A Queer and Pleasant Danger
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