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Boylans in The Atlantic: “Every Family is a Nontraditional Family.”

At 42, James Boylan was married to a woman he loved. They lived in Waterville, Maine with their two sons. Boylan taught English at Colby College. Then he became Jenny. Never at home in a male body, Boylan underwent gender reassignment surgery and wrote about it in her 2003 memoir She’s Not There: A Life in [...]

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Boylans on Yahoo Shine

Transgender Author Jennifer Finney Boylan Went From Dad to Mom: How it Changed Her Family By Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Mother’s Day – Fri, May 3, 2013 12:28 PM EDT You can read this piece at the original Yahoo Shine site. Boylan with sons Sean and Zachary and wife Deedie. Photo: Courtesy Jenny Boylan [...]

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Boylans on the TODAY Show: “The gender of parents is less important than the love in the family.”

Here’s my wife Deedie (“Grace”) and my son Zach and me on the TODAY Show, Friday May 3, 2013, talking about my new book, STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU, and “parenthood in three genders.” Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy May 3, 2013 at 10:27 AM ET Best-selling [...]

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Boylans on Rock Center with Brian Williams

Here’s our family on Rock Center with Brian Wililams, Harry Smith, correspondent. Part of “Stuck in the Middle with You” coverage. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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Publication day for STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU!

Here at last comes the new book.  Look for us on the TODAY SHOW this Friday morning between 8 and 9, and on ROCK CENTER WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS that night.  Likewise gird yourself for a spread in PEOPLE coming out on Wednesday, and interviews and articles in yahoo.com, and The Atlantic, all coming next week. [...]

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JFB Keynoting N.E. Women’s Studies Ass’n Conference 3/31

Hey, New England Fem-a-teers.  I’m delivering the keynote address this Saturday, March 31, at 12:30 PM, at the New England Womens’ Studies Association Conference.  The talk title is “STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU: Parenthood in Three Genders.” The theme of this years conference is:  IDENTITY • MEMORY • TESTIMONY Here’s a link to the [...]

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Hearts & Stars: JFB News from All Over

So there’s a little news…  dates set for the publication of my next book as well as the 10th anniversary edition of SHE’S NOT THERE.  Some family journal entries. And a calendar of spring travel.  Heavens, as Dorothy liked to say.  How people come and go here.  (The origami heart-shaped circle of cranes I post [...]

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Twelve Sounds of Winter in Maine

You don’t survive in Maine very long if you don’t make peace with winter.   I love warm days and sunny skies as well as the next gal,  but I have to say I have come to love the heart of January in my home state.  After summer it may be my favorite time of [...]

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  • The Boylan Family, summer 2010

    DSC_0063 "You hang around our family, you learn all kinds of stuff."
  • Will Forte as Jennifer Finney Boylan on “Saturday Night Live”

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  • Jenny with Barbara Walters, December, 2008

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  • Jenny atop Maine’s Mount Katahdin

    2036947979_34bfbec240 August, 2002.
  • Surrounded

    boylanWith President Clinton and Maine's Governor John Baldacci, fall 2006.
  • JFB and Edward Albee

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    Edward had been my teacher at Johns Hopkins in the winter of 1986. He visited Colby in fall, 2007. As we took our leave of each other, he kissed me on both cheeks and said, "We have done well. You and I."

  • Jenny and her teacher, the great John Barth

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    Jack was my professor at JHU when I did my thesis, back in the day. After many years, I can now confidently say I finally understand his definition of plot. Which is, of course, "the perturbation of an unstable homeostatic system and its catastrophic restoration to a new and complexified equilibrium."