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Description - First Lady by Alison Mau

Liz Roberts is a Kiwi pioneer; the first person to undergo a full surgical sex change in New Zealand. This inspirational memoir tells the story of how, with the help of medical specialists working in previously uncharted territory, she changed her name, her sex and her legal status in the 1970s, freeing her to live a new life as a woman. The little boy born Gary Roberts in 1950s Christchurch knew from his earliest years that he was different to the other boys. Gary overcame a violent childhood to train first as a florist, then a hairdresser. He moved to England and his talent as a couture clothing designer was spotted and encouraged. He released his own collection, which made headlines back in New Zealand. He also became sure that a permanent change of sexual identity was a real possibility and began treatment. It was Liz Roberts who returned to New Zealand. Ground-breaking surgery, two marriages, and much heartbreak punctuated Liz's official transition from man to woman. Today, she still works as a designer and bespoke dressmaker. Her choices have made her enemies and admirers across the country, but few would doubt her strength and grace in tackling one of the most taboo life changes of all. Selling Points: " Taboo life subject " Inspirational, passionate, gripping " Important New Zealand story " Well-known writer

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781927262375
ISBN-10: 1927262372
Format: Paperback
Pages: 232
Imprint: Upstart Press Ltd
Publisher: Upstart Press Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Apr-2015
Country of Publication: New Zealand

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Author Biography - Alison Mau

Journalist, broadcaster, writer and speaker Alison Mau is one of New Zealand s most experienced media names, with a 20 year career as a top-level television host.

Books By Alison Mau

First Lady (Large Print 16pt) by Alison Mau
Paperback, September 2015