A wonderfully written and thought provoking true story that transitions beautifully between the family's personal journey and some of the larger societal issues that face the transgender community today.
While I Promised Not to Tell may not be as heavy on the science as some other books, (the author covers that in her 2nd book: What Does God Think?), this transgender book delves deeply into the social, emotional and surgical side of the transgender journey.
Even if you don't know a transgender person this book will make you feel as if you do. One Amazon reviewer even said: "By the end of the book I felt like I had become part of the family."
If you are a transgender person, this book might be an excellent way to introduce the topic to parents and loved ones. Coming out can be a scary time and this book may help make your experience a little easier. Perhaps even pave the way to acceptance and understanding.