New PDF release: No Way Renee: The Second Half of My Notorious Life

By Renee Richards,John Ames

In 1975, on the age of 40, Richard Raskind, a popular eye physician and hugely ranked beginner tennis participant, "died," and Renée Richards used to be "born," in what used to be to turn into the main public and hugely scrutinized intercourse reassignment up to now. It used to be no longer until eventually Renée Richards was once chanced on taking part in in an novice tennis match that the realm took realize. huge media insurance and feedback thrust Renée reluctantly into the highlight, sparking an excessive public debate over her inner most lifestyles. Now, at seventy-two, Richards seems again and speaks frankly approximately all points of her complex and sometimes infamous lifestyles during this eye-opening, thought-provoking memoir.

Richards' sincere and compelling narrative explores the dichotomy among the winning existence she lived as Dr. Richard Raskind, who looked as if it would have every thing (devoted associates, a stunning spouse and son, a stellar checklist of educational success, and impressive athletic ability), and a mystery lifetime of fight with a force which may now not be suppressed, even by means of years of psychotherapy and the strength of a substantial will.

Richards takes readers via her tricky selection to suffer surgical procedure and the complicated mix of aid and endured frustration that got here with the belief of her new id. Discussing lifestyles after her transformation, Richards candidly relates the main points, trials, and pleasures of her romantic lifestyles in addition to attention-grabbing tales approximately her tennis occupation, together with her reports as Martina Navratilova's trainer. She additionally presents an intimate account of her tricky yet profitable dating together with her rebellious son: runaway teen, high-stakes Vegas gambler, karate champion, and entrepreneur. She describes the deterioration of a once-loving marriage and the demanding situations of reclaiming her position on the leading edge of her difficult scientific forte.
Having lived as a girl virtually so long as she lived as a guy, Richards attracts on a private heritage that illuminates thirty years of exceptional swap in society's angle towards gender matters. Her soaking up and encouraging tale, right away heartbreaking and uplifting, is an affidavit to how a long way we've got advanced in our skill to debate and settle for sexuality in all its iterations, in addition to a reminder of ways some distance we nonetheless needs to travel.

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