- ISBN 9780452298002 / 0452298008
- Title Transition: Becoming Who I Was Always Meant to Be
- Author Chaz Bono
- Category Gender Studies, Gender Groups
- Format Paperback
- Year 2012
- Pages 266
- Publisher Plume Books
- Imprint Plume
- Language English
- Dimensions 136mm x 15mm x 209mm
Bono's groundbreaking and candid account of a 40-year struggle to match his gender identity with his physical body and his transformation from female to male. Bono touches on themes of identity, gender, family, and sexuality.
The “New York Times” bestseller that asks: What happens on the journey from self-doubt to self-acceptance?Imagine knowing, for decades, that the person you are and the body you inhabit don't match up. Imagine pushing that feeling down so deep that you convince yourself, for years, that it doesn't even exist. Imagine the havoc wreaked by such a secret.Now, imagine living this life under the scrutiny of the public eye.Chaz Bono has lived this life. We first met him as Chastity, the darling girl on stage with her parents, Sonny and Cher. Then, we knew her as an out lesbian and gay activist. Through all of this, Chaz was plagued by a nagging feeling that he wasn't living the life meant for him. It wasn't until he admitted, first to himself, then to his family, and finally to the world, that he was a transgender man, that Chaz Bono fully embraced his true self. In “Transition,” Chaz shares his deeply moving and ultimately triumphant account of the physical and emotional process that brought him to a place of peace, and finally happiness. With a message to anyone who has ever felt that they couldn't be who they really are, “Transition” is as inspirational as it is intimate.
"“Transition ”is not only about the journey from female to male; more importantly, it's about the journey from fear to courage. Chaz Bono is my new hero."— Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of She's Not There
Chaz Bono lives with his partner in Los Angeles.