The Unpaved Road is a short but extremely interesting autobiography of a transgender person. It starts with her early realization that she was different, including some early encounters with a boy and with crossdressing. She meets a gay person in college who helps her to see that it's okay to be who you are, no matter who you are.
Despite this she can do nothing about her own situation at the time. She is dependent on her parents for financial support and she must put her gender identity in the closet.
The narrative picks up again many years in the future. She can no longer deny who she is but fears how her friends and family will react to the news that the "man" they have known for years is in fact a woman.
I found the story quite interesting but I really wish and hope the author will flesh it out more. When I read the scenes about her childhood I got really hooked and thought, "wow this is going someplace interesting". But then the narrative skips most of her life. I want to know what she did. What was it like stuffing all that in the closet? How did she work to maintain the male image she had to present all those years. The coming out and transtioning too seemed abbreviated, like there is a lot more to this story. I really hope the author will come back and flesh this tale out more. Still I would have to say I enjoyed it and would recommend it.
(review of free book)