Bookshelf: Best Non-Fiction Transgender Books

BY Diane Anderson-Minshall

November 20 2011 2:15 PM ET

The Testosterone Files ($11, Seal)
One of the more riveting memoirs by transgender individuals, Max Valerio Wolf's 2006 Testosterone Files
is raw and aggressive account of the Native American Latino Sephardic
poet and performer's journey from lesbian-feminist to transgender man (a
viewing of Raging Bull at 23, plays a role in his coming
out).What Valerio does, that raises more than eyebrows, is talk honestly
about his new politically incorrect sexual desires, his growing
distance from women, and the overall construction of maleness in our

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