Sexual Metamorphosis: An Anthology of Transsexual Memoirs

Sexual Metamorphosis: An Anthology of Transsexual Memoirs - Jonathan Ames, Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Mark Rees, Deirdre McCloskey, Aleshia Brevard, Calpernia Sarah Addams, Donna Rose, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Lili Elbe, Harry Benjamin, Christine Jorgensen, Jan Morris, Rene Richards, Caroline Cossey, Loren Cameron, Mario  Martino A collection of excerpts of various memoirs or autobiographies written by (binary) trans people, mainly women (like three trans men featured), from the late 1800s to the early 2000s. All of it is very focused on surgical transition. Also the majority of the authors are pretty well-to-do, and all white people as far as I can see. The editor, Ames, makes it clear in his introduction he has something of a fetishistic interest in trans women, which was off-putting, but of course all he wrote was the introduction. Worth reading for brief windows into trans life over the last century and a starting point to finding which memoirs you want to read in full. Keep historical context well in mind!