Sex Changes by Christine Benvenuto audiobook

Sex Changes: A Memoir of Marriage, Gender, and Moving On

By Christine Benvenuto
Read by Renée Raudman

Blackstone Publishing 9780312649500
9.76 Hours Unabridged
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What do you do when the other woman is your husband? Christine Benvenuto had been married for more than twenty years—with three young children—when her husband turned to her one night in bed and said, "I'm thinking constantly about my gender." Unhappy in his body, he wanted to become a woman. Part memoir, part voyeur's look into a marriage, Sex Changes is a journey through the end of a marriage and out the other side. We see a mother, desperate to save her family and shelter her children, discover a well of strength and resilience she never knew she had. We learn what to tell the neighbors when your husband starts wearing heels with his shirts and ties. We see a woman open herself up to a group of friends who travel with her through her darkest times, offering light, levity, and the opportunity to learn how to give as well as receive the love and support of true friendship. As she loses her husband to skirts and hormones, life makes Chris a better woman. Sex Changes is the story of what one woman discovered about herself in the midst of the conflagration of her family. Fiercely funny, self-lacerating, and not entirely politically correct, this book is a journey of love and anguish told with hilarity, heartbreak, and a lot of soul searching. It is about the mysteries in every marriage, the secrets we choose to keep, and the freedom that the truth can bring.

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What do you do when the other woman is your husband?

Christine Benvenuto had been married for more than twenty years—with three young children—when her husband turned to her one night in bed and said, "I'm thinking constantly about my gender." Unhappy in his body, he wanted to become a woman.

Part memoir, part voyeur's look into a marriage, Sex Changes is a journey through the end of a marriage and out the other side. We see a mother, desperate to save her family and shelter her children, discover a well of strength and resilience she never knew she had. We learn what to tell the neighbors when your husband starts wearing heels with his shirts and ties. We see a woman open herself up to a group of friends who travel with her through her darkest times, offering light, levity, and the opportunity to learn how to give as well as receive the love and support of true friendship. As she loses her husband to skirts and hormones, life makes Chris a better woman.

Sex Changes is the story of what one woman discovered about herself in the midst of the conflagration of her family. Fiercely funny, self-lacerating, and not entirely politically correct, this book is a journey of love and anguish told with hilarity, heartbreak, and a lot of soul searching. It is about the mysteries in every marriage, the secrets we choose to keep, and the freedom that the truth can bring.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Christine Benvenuto pulls us into the eddies of heartbreak, confusion, anger, and epiphany that swirl in the wake of her shattered marriage. Benvenuto, like the best of memoirists, has that clear, true voice that transforms her story into my story—the details are different, but not the emotions. And as she makes her way through uncharted waters, discovering unseen facets of herself, I, too, make discoveries about myself. This is the power of storytelling at its best.” Sally Ryder Brady, New York Times bestselling author of A Box of Darkness: The Story of a Marriage
“The brave, often funny account of how a woman came to terms with her husbands decision to become female…A refreshingly gutsy narrative that offers a compelling view of sexual maturity and a sexual coming-of-age at midlife.” Kirkus Reviews
“Christine Benvenuto’s Sex Changes is a long overdue book: the story of her experience with her husband’s gender transition is complex and questioning, and always honest. It suggests how deeply transformative recovering from the loss of a marriage can be.” Helen Boyd, author of She’s Not the Man I Married

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Author Bio: Christine Benvenuto

Author Bio: Christine Benvenuto

Christine Benvenuto is the author of Shiksa, as well as fiction, essays, and reviews that have appeared in many publications, including the Village Voice, the San Francisco ChronicleTikkun, and Moment. She lives in western Massachusetts with her children.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 9.76
Audience: Adult
Language: English