Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Book Review: From Straight-laced to Cross-dressed by Douglas Baign

Inside the Book:

Title: From Straight-laced to Cross-dressed
Author: Douglas Baign
Genre: Biographies/Memoirs
Format: Ecopy /Paperback

From Straight-laced to Cross-dressed tells the story of a disturbed adult in therapy seeking to understand and prevent his desire to commit suicide. Douglas starts by knowing that it has something to do with sex but soon discovers that he can't talk about his sexuality without first discussing his religious beliefs and drift away from strict Christian Fundamentalism.The overlapping issues dredge up a confused morass of anger and love, abuse and sex.



I will admit, I wasn't sure what this book was going to be about. Being raised Catholic, even though my beliefs don't lie there some of them rear their heads at times. But, after reading this book I was pleased that I could be empathetic with the author. He has had a very tough path, riddled with doubt, anger and resistance. But, he overcame and seems to have come to terms with his life. I really enjoyed it. 


Coming from a long line of teachers, Douglas Baign has a Masters degree in Education but spent his career testing and documenting low-level software. He likes looking at anything basic then challenging assumptions. Doug also has a BS in Cognitive Psychology and a deep and abiding interest in History and Physics.

Douglas' super-power is breaking things, especially computer code, but he prefers to create books, poetry and music. He also enjoys travel and photography.

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