Sex Changes: A Memoir of Marriage, Gender, and Moving On

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Christine Benvenuto

Narrated By: Renée Raudman

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: November 2012

Duration: 9 hours 47 minutes

Summary:

What do you do when the other woman is your husband?

Christine Benvenuto had been married for more than twenty years-with three young children-when her husband turned to her one night in bed and said, "I'm thinking constantly about my gender." Unhappy in his body, he wanted to become a woman.

Part memoir, part voyeur's look into a marriage, Sex Changes is a journey through the end of a marriage and out the other side. We see a mother, desperate to save her family and shelter her children, discover a well of strength and resilience she never knew she had. We learn what to tell the neighbors when your husband starts wearing heels with his shirts and ties. We see a woman open herself up to a group of friends who travel with her through her darkest times, offering light, levity, and the opportunity to learn how to give as well as receive the love and support of true friendship. As she loses her husband to skirts and hormones, life makes Chris a better woman.

Sex Changes is the story of what one woman discovered about herself in the midst of the conflagration of her family. Fiercely funny, self-lacerating, and not entirely politically correct, this book is a journey of love and anguish told with hilarity, heartbreak, and a lot of soul searching. It is about the mysteries in every marriage, the secrets we chose to keep, and the freedom that the truth can bring.

"Exhaustive and provocative."-Publishers Weekly on Shiksa

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  • M K

    An interesting look at sexual transitioning from the point of view of those close to the person transitioning. The premise is interesting and the author raises good points, but the story is definitely one-sided and should be listened to with a grain of salt. The narrator does a great job and has the perfect voice for the story.