Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday - I Rise by Toni Newman

Don't forget to check out Week 3 of our Spring Celebration with interviews, reviews, reading recommendations, and four fantastic giveaways!

"Waiting On" Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone's excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)

The one book that I absolutely cannot wait to get my pretty little hands on this week is:

I Rise-The Transformation of Toni NewmanI Rise-The Transformation of Toni Newman by Toni Newman: The true story of Toni Newman’s transformation from an effeminate, conflicted male to a proud, educated transsexual.  You will follow Toni on her rise from a “sissy boy,” a scholarship student, a business professional, an escort, a drag queen, a NYC prostitute, an LA dominatrix, and finally, a transsexual attending law school in order to help her transsexual sisters in need. Along Toni’s journey you will see the highs and lows, as well as life-long quest for self-acceptance. Toni is ex playgirl magazine model and male fitness model turned Transgender to lose it all.  Toni graduated from Wake Forest University in 1985 with BA degree. In the late 90’s, Toni was the CEO of MPI Productions, producer of male/female fitness calendars, sold all over the United States and abroad. An outcast to society, Toni fell from grace landing on the streets of New York City.  Living in a crack house, and eating from a trash can, Toni’s life had spiraled out of control.  Fallen, but not beaten, Toni Newman decided to RISE.  In the footsteps Ted Williams, Toni Newman is a true testament of determination.

I'm a sucker for a good memoir, especially when the subject matter is so incredible that it seems too good (or, often, too sad) to be true, and this one definitely qualifies.


  1. Enjoy your choice!

    Here is mine this week:

  2. I love memoirs, too. It sounds intriguing....

    Here's MY WOW POST

  3. I haven't read many memoirs but this one sounds quite good!

    Thanks for stopping by!