USA 2008, 214 pp., brochure, € 12.39Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Österreichs.
In the 1920s, when Laura Dillon felt like a man trapped in a woman's body, there were no words to describe her condition, and there was no known solution. During a time when plastic surgery and synthetic hormones were in their infancy, Dillon pursued a course of action that was both socially unheard of and potentially life threatening. From upper-class orphan girl to post-op monk, from public pariah to self-imposed exile, Michael Dillon's courageous challenge to strict biology of sex not only changed the idea of what gender really means but also revolutionized modern medicine. In 1950, Michael Dillon, a dapper, bearded medical student, met Roberta Cowell, a boyish-looking woman, for lunch in a discreet London restaurant. During the lunch, Dillon announced that 5 years earlier he was a woman named Laura, and Roberta stated she was on her way to full womanhood from being Robert.