Digital Download Audible, Inc. 2008
DD ISBN $24.95
Emma Woodbine has her hands full in narrating this first-person account of Knoop, who for six years was a woman pretending to be a man who wanted to be a woman. As the body behind the public persona of author JT Leroy (THE HEART IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS), Knoop exchanged identities back and forth like outfits until she was outted in 2006. Woodbine does well in differentiating the gendered voices needed, as well as genuinely inflecting Knoop's own introspection as she recounts the surreal experience. However, Woodbine's voice for the real Knoop can at times seem a bit too bubbly. L.E. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2009]
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