2) It struck me as odd that you mention in Alice in Genderland that your wife preferred not knowing exactly what you’re up to as Alice, and yet. Alice in Genderland is the memoir of Dr. Richard Novic, a successful psychiatrist who, in a certain milieu, is known as Alice: a six feet tall. Collection: LadyLike. Institution: Transgender Oral History Project. Creator: Creative Design Services. Date: Topics: Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Drag.
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Given this association, the sexually explicit nature of Alice in Generland is not surprising. Truly, Melissa, my wife, has not only read most of my book, but she has helped me to improve vast stretches of it.
Jn a teenager who attempts to make sense of his desires, Novic associated his crossdressing behaviour solely with the sexual arousal that he experiences through it. Novic describes his experiences as Alice in the Chicago Tri-Ess scene where crossdressers meet and socialise as well as in the Hitching Post social club which organises events for crossdressers, swingers and people who are interested in consensual sadism and masochism.
However, I think this is an offense to God in the myriad of ways in which human beings are not perfect. The single biggest difference I see between the two of us that of the extrovert Richard and the introvert myselfwhich accounts for alicr diverging paths. Gene N Fowler rated it it was ok Sep gnederland, Christian rated it it was amazing Aug 26, Particularly well portrayed are the emotional conflicts between the desires of a crossdresser and the self-image of a man who is otherwise comfortable and secure in his role as a man.
When I lifted my gebderland up and moved my arm back behind me, I felt oddly contorted but thought I’d seen Melissa [his GW girlfriend] wriggle into a position like that before, and it allowed me to settle in smoothly along the length of his body.
Nothing to do with his crossdressing – Novic comes across as a narcissist who has little if any concern for his partner. This bothers your wife.
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Focuses on all aspects good and bad, but never clearly makes a judgement of anyone or their reasons for being an ything but what they are. Depending on where you are in your life, and how comfortable you are with your crossdressing, this can be a difficult read. To ask other readers questions about Alice in Genderlandplease sign up. Anyone who has struggled to figure out who they are and how they want to live will surely appreciate this informative and engaging life story.
Though the extent to which Dr. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Though many may see these as contradictions, Alice does a masterful job of explaining and reconciling her two realities. Published April 1st by iUniverse first published March 31st Many of us TG’s just have too much emotional baggage from years spent trying to live up to being “the good son”–to sort out our own best path and maintain our self worth.
Alice in Genderland Review
Katy Went rated it really liked it Jul 06, This exciting new memoir by her male alter ego takes us along with him and the people he loves, as he encounters and explores each twist and turn around him and within him. One can be honest and self-actualize without being a selfish, cheating, narcissist. As I trained in psychiatry, I came across more people and ideas than I ever would have encountered on my own. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. While describing many and most of her intimate encounters, the writing stays on task and he This book totally surprised me.
Want to Read saving…. May 18, Gemma Thomson rated it really liked it Shelves: Your review will post soon. Linda Jensen, contributing writer, Transgender Forum Alice bravely explores the limits of gender, sexuality, and relationshipsa sexy, poignant, and often hilarious memoir of transgenderism.
Previous Post Previous Coming Up: Stephen Barr rated it really liked it Dec 26, The reader who is unfamiliar with transgender issues may be surprised by the facts presented in this book e.
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Like Alice in Wonderland, his curiosity led him to ij headlong down a rabbit hole, through desperate straits, mind-opening surprises, heart-rending changes, and boundless love. Jan rated it liked it Aug 23, And I found his book to be a vivid and accurate document of the TG social scene in L.
Richard Novic finds his balance, and offers the world a wonderful story and special fund TG knowledge in “Alice in Genderland. Novic describes Alice’s sex life in particular may put some off, her encounters seem wrapped seamlessly into what is, through and through, an open and honest re-telling. Most of the time, Harvard-educated psychiatrist Richard Novic is Rick, a man at the office or a husband and father at xlice.
Just once, he felt, while he still could, he had to know how it felt to be a woman.