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Born the youngest daughter in a small town family in the Netherlands, Alex Bakker underwent gender reaffirming transition when he was twenty-eight years old. A new beginning, in the right body, he literally put everything that reminded him of his old life into boxes, never to be opened again. More than fifteen years later, he has finally gathered the courage to face his pa Born the youngest daughter in a small town family in the Netherlands, Alex Bakker underwent gender reaffirming transition when he was twenty-eight years old. A new beginning, in the right body, he literally put everything that reminded him of his old life into boxes, never to be opened again. More than fifteen years later, he has finally gathered the courage to face his past. In My Untrue Past, Alex goes in search of the painful truth. What does it mean to be betrayed by your body, to be immensely jealous of boys, and to decide that everything needs to be different?


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Born the youngest daughter in a small town family in the Netherlands, Alex Bakker underwent gender reaffirming transition when he was twenty-eight years old. A new beginning, in the right body, he literally put everything that reminded him of his old life into boxes, never to be opened again. More than fifteen years later, he has finally gathered the courage to face his pa Born the youngest daughter in a small town family in the Netherlands, Alex Bakker underwent gender reaffirming transition when he was twenty-eight years old. A new beginning, in the right body, he literally put everything that reminded him of his old life into boxes, never to be opened again. More than fifteen years later, he has finally gathered the courage to face his past. In My Untrue Past, Alex goes in search of the painful truth. What does it mean to be betrayed by your body, to be immensely jealous of boys, and to decide that everything needs to be different?

30 review for My Untrue Past: The Coming of Age of a Trans Man

  1. 5 out of 5

    Micha Meinderts

    Bijzonder, compact geschreven op een manier die behoorlijk binnenkomt. Ontroerend tegen de grote finale aan. Fijne stijl met geen woord te veel (hoewel soms misschien iets te weinig) en toch duidelijke beelden, duidelijke emoties. Misschien dat inleven voor de gemiddelde lezer nog steeds te veel gevraagd is, maar meegaan met de hoofdpersoon en accepteren dat dit is wat hij voelt en voelde is een eitje. Het liet me wel beseffen dat ik niet graag (auto)biografieen lees. Weten dat iemand zo geleden Bijzonder, compact geschreven op een manier die behoorlijk binnenkomt. Ontroerend tegen de grote finale aan. Fijne stijl met geen woord te veel (hoewel soms misschien iets te weinig) en toch duidelijke beelden, duidelijke emoties. Misschien dat inleven voor de gemiddelde lezer nog steeds te veel gevraagd is, maar meegaan met de hoofdpersoon en accepteren dat dit is wat hij voelt en voelde is een eitje. Het liet me wel beseffen dat ik niet graag (auto)biografieen lees. Weten dat iemand zo geleden heeft, dat het echt was, vind ik niet prettig, zelfs al weet ik dat het nu goed gaat. Volgende keer weer gewoon fictie voor mij.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Dana Bol-Koster

    Ik heb dit boek in 1 ruk uitgelezen. Door de heen- en weer sprongen vond ik het soms wat minder prettig lezen, maar het bleef me wel boeien. Ik vind het wel jammer dat we weinig lezen over hoe het leven hem is vergaan na zijn transitie. Ik hoop dat de schrijver erg gelukkig is, nu zijn uiterlijk eindelijk past bij hoe hij vanbinnen altijd al heeft gevoeld dat hij eruit hoorde te zien.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jolieg G

    Veel heen en teruggaand in de tijd en vind dat zelf niet prettig lezen in dit boek. Als de gebeurtenissen op volgorde van tijd waren geschreven had met me nog meer kunnen boeien. Indrukwekkend is het wel.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Christine Burns

    A beautifully crafted book, skilfully dancing between points in the author’s childhood and the present. I became so absorbed in another’s life that when they finally, reluctantly found their way I cried. The autobiographies of trans people can sometimes risk being transactional, with a past told through the wisdom only later acquired. Alex, however, really conveys what it was like to be in the mind of his former self, enabling you to arrive at the reveal as he did himself. A fine addition to the A beautifully crafted book, skilfully dancing between points in the author’s childhood and the present. I became so absorbed in another’s life that when they finally, reluctantly found their way I cried. The autobiographies of trans people can sometimes risk being transactional, with a past told through the wisdom only later acquired. Alex, however, really conveys what it was like to be in the mind of his former self, enabling you to arrive at the reveal as he did himself. A fine addition to the body of trans works.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Patricia Van Lubeck

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  11. 5 out of 5

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  12. 4 out of 5

    TransAmsterdam

  13. 4 out of 5

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  14. 4 out of 5

    Charlotte

  15. 5 out of 5

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    Carina Pereira

  17. 4 out of 5

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    Liesbeth van Oort

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    Ojon van Strijland

  24. 5 out of 5

    Hester Stasse

  25. 5 out of 5

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    Martine Letterie

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Tipker

  28. 4 out of 5

    Rhiannon Grant

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jufanita

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jos

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