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Friday, May 23, 2008

Pregnant man Thomas Beatie gets book deal

Somehow I missed this amid all the Emily Gould media madness. Not a big shock after how much exposure he's gotten. Looking forward to reading it (but even more, seeing baby pictures!).

via Huffington Post

May 22, 2008 (Los Angeles, CA)-- ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT can confirm that Thomas Beatie will write a book about his experience as a "pregnant man."

St. Martin's Press has purchased North American rights to LOVE MAKES A FAMILY: A Memoir of Hardship, Healing and an Extraordinary Pregnancy by Thomas Beatie, the world's first pregnant man. Publication is set for September 30, 2008.

LOVE MAKES A FAMILY follows Thomas Beatie through his transformation from a girl scout and beauty queen to a fully legal and recognized man with a black belt in marital arts and a loving wife named Nancy, herself a former champion bodybuilder. It will follow Thomas and Nancy through their controversial decision to have a baby and yet not hire a surrogate to carry the child; to, instead, have Thomas--who underwent gender reassignment surgery but kept his female reproductive organs--get pregnant and carry the child himself.

What has been told so far is a small part of Thomas' story. In LOVE MAKES A FAMILY, the poignant true story of how Thomas Beatie survived a lifetime of pain, prejudice and family disillusionment to arrive at this one astonishing moment in time--the moment when he will create a brave new family for himself and, in a way, for the world.


And the official Publishers Marketplace version:

Featured on Oprah and in People magazine, Thomas Beatie's LOVE MAKES A FAMILY: A Memoir of Hardship, Healing and an Extraordinary Pregnancy, the story of the world's first pregnant man, following his transformation from a girl scout and beauty queen to a legal and recognized man with a black belt in marital arts and a loving wife -- and their controversial decision to have Thomas -- who underwent gender reassignment surgery but kept his female reproductive organs -- get pregnant and carry their child, to Kathy Huck at St. Martin's, for publication 0n September 30, 2008, by Andrea Barzvi at ICM (NA).

My fave headline about him this week though? (this one I did catch)

Pregnant man Thomas Beatie mows lawn at seven months

Seriously.

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