I'm looking through you

growing up haunted

By BOYLAN, JENNIFER FINNEY

Publishers Summary:
For Jennifer Boylan, creaking stairs, fleeting images in the mirror, and remote whispers were everyday events in the Pennsylvania house she grew up in. But those spirits weren't the only ghosts: Jenny herself--James then--lived in a haunted body, and both her reticent father and her impulsive sister would soon become ghosts to her as well. This book is a candid investigation of what it means to be "haunted." Looking back on the spirits who invaded her family home, Boylan launches a full investigation with the help of an earnest but questionable group of local ghostbusters. Boylan also examines the ways we find connections between the people we once were and the people we become, showing us how love, forgiveness, and humor help us find peace--with our ghosts, with our loved ones, and with the uncanny boundaries, real and imagined, between men and women in our society.--From publisher description.

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ISBN
978-0-76792-174-9
Publisher
New York : Broadway Books, c2008.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2008

Adult/High School Boylan's follow-up to "She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders" (Broadway, 2003) is a richly portrayed-and often laugh-out-loud funny-memoir of her youth. The author was a teen in the 1970s, living in a quaint old house in Philadelphia's Main Line. Her family, home, and boyhood share equally in this tale. Until a decade ago, Boylan was male, but as a youth she was coming to terms with the fact that she longed to have a body that matched her feminine identity. Instead, she was named Jim, escaped so...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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