This memoir had a great deal more promise than it actually delivered. Although the author clearly is an individual who has struggled mightily in her life and she relates events and their associated conflicts and difficulties throughout, she describes them in a manner that, while interesting and readable, packs little punch and is lacking in much substance.
If you're looking for a book that's kind of a 30,000 foot overview of a person's life, a life full of tumult and reinvention of self, you might enjoy this memoir. Otherwise, if you're wanting something deeper, perhaps an in-depth study about a person's inner struggles with the anguish, guilt and shame of a person who undergoes transition of gender roles may experience, you may find this work to be lacking. Some other areas I found to be rather weak were in the author's dealing with her coming to terms with her ongoing substance issues (which she never addresses) and why she continuously has seemingly turned to co-dependence with both men and women to fulfill herself as a person.
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