Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man by Chaz Bono with Billie Fitzpatrick


Charley Lang
Director, BA Psychology Concentration

Chaz Bono’s book Transition is a remarkable companion piece to his extraordinarily moving film ‘Becoming Chaz’…a story that takes us through his gender identity confirmation into manhood…with insight, humor and more than one cultural binary or two turned on its featherbrained head.
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TransGriot: “News, opinions, commentary, history and a little creative writing from a proud African-American transwoman about the world around her.”
Transgender glossary of terms. GLAAD
“What If?” Lorrie Moore on memoirs, NYRB
Interview with Chaz Bono. The Gist: Michelangelo Signorile

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One thought on “Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man by Chaz Bono with Billie Fitzpatrick

  1. “Transition”
    The Story of How I Became a Man
    by Chaz Bono with Billie Fitzpartrick

    Jane E. Monteagle
    MFA, student

    I purchased a copy of this book just last night at the AULA film
    showing of Becoming Chaz, so I’ve not read it as this posting
    goes to press.

    The reason I’ll read it is because what I saw in Chaz, through his movie
    and the interview by Prof. Charley Lang that followed, was someone
    committed to advocacy and activism. A leader in the transgender
    community, he is first and foremost an inspiration to anyone called
    upon to do something courageous, something brave.

    The event drew so many people from outside communities. I happen
    to sit next to one, a young woman, an avid Cher fan, in LA from Florida
    doing a community college internship at Disneyland. Upon learning about
    the film showing from her mother back in Florida, she recruited a friend to
    give her a ride to Antioch. She was in awe of all that Chaz has achieved.
    Perhaps she’ll be inspired to finish her own degree at Antioch.

    Such a powerful event, Charley.

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