This book was published in 2004 and back then being transgender was considered as a mental condition. That fact for me is both sad and hopeful, What do I mean by this is that it’s unfortunate that we were seen as ‘sick’ just because we were and are being ourselves and hopeful because we came a long way from then. Now since this is a memoir, I don’t feel like judging the choices she made since every transition is different. It’s fantastic that this book has lasted the test of time and still has a strong message for nowadays. I gave this 3 out of 5 stars.