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Transexual CEOS, Crossdressing Cops, and Hermaphrodites With Attitude
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Amy Bloom has won a devoted readership and wide critical acclaim for fiction of rare humor, insight, grace, and eloquence, and the same qualities distinguish Normal, a provocative, intimate journey into the lives of 'people who reveal, or announce, that their gender is variegated rather than monochromatic' - female-to-male transsexuals, heterosexual crossdressers, and the intersexed.

We meet Lyle Monelle and his mother, Jessie, who recognized early on that her little girl was in fact a boy and used her life savings to help Lyle make the transition. On a Carnival cruise with a group of crossdressers and their spouses, we meet Peggy Rudd and her husband, 'Melanie,' who devote themselves to the cause of 'ordinary heterosexual men with an additional feminine dimension.' And we meet Hale Hawbecker, 'a regular, middle-of-the-road, white-bread guy' with a wife, kids, and a medical condition, the standard treatment for which would have changed his life and his gender.

Casting light into the dusty corners of our assumptions about sex, gender and identity, Bloom reveals new facets to the ideas of happiness, personality and character, even as she brilliantly illuminates the very concept of "normal.'

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Hardback Editions

October 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: Normal: Transsexual CEOs, Crossdressing Cops, and Hermaphrodites with Attitude
Author(s): Amy Bloom
ISBN: 0-679-45652-X / 978-0-679-45652-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Paperback Editions

September 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: Normal: Transsexual CEOs, Crossdressing Cops, and Hermaphrodites with Attitude
Author(s): Amy Bloom
ISBN: 1-4000-3244-X / 978-1-4000-3244-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 2003 : UK Paperback
Title: Normal: Transsexual CEOs, Crossdressing Cops and Hermaphrodites with Attitude
Author(s): Amy Bloom
ISBN: 0-7475-6456-6 / 978-0-7475-6456-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Kindle Editions

November 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Normal: Transsexual CEO's, Cross-Dressing Cops, Hermaphrodites with Attitude, and More (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Amy Bloom
Publisher: Vintage
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