Extensive FTM Booklist

(Authors & Editors are Trans Guys)

Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community (2010)
Noach Dzmura (Editor)
2011 Lambda Literary Award WINNER – Transgender Non-Fiction
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Becoming A Visible Man (2004)
Jamison Green (Author)
Best Book in Transgender Studies, 2005
Winner, Center for Lesbian & Gay Studies (CLAGS), NY
2005 Lambda Literary Award Finalist – Transgender Non-Fiction
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BELOW THE BELT: Genital Talk by Men of Trans Experience (2016)
Trystan T. Cotten (Editor)
Transgress Press (FtM Owned)
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Bitesize Transman: The Story of A Woman Who Became A Man (2006)
Rico Adrian Paris (Author)
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Body Alchemy: Transsexual Portraits (1996)
Loren “Rex” Cameron (Author & Photographer)
1996 Lambda Literary Award WINNER – Transgender Non-Fiction
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Both Sides Now: One Man’s Journey Through Womanhood (2006)
Dhillon Khosla (Author)
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Born On the Edge of Race and Gender: A Voice for Cultural Competency (2015)
Willy Wilkinson (Author)
2016 Lambda Literary Award WINNER – Transgender Non-Fiction
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DANCING THE DIALECTIC: True Tales of A Transgender Trailblazer (2017)
Rupert Raj (Author)
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Dear Sir or Madam (1996)
Mark Nicholas Alban Rees (Author)
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From the Inside Out (2004)
Morty Diamond (Editor)
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FTM: Female-to-Male Transsexuals in Society (2016, 20th Anniversary Edition)
Aaron H. Devor (Author)
Foreword by James Green
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Gender Blending: Confronting the Limits of Duality (1989)
Aaron H. Devor (Author)
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Hung Jury: Testimonies of Genital Surgery by Transsexual Men (2012)
Trystan Cotten (Editor)
Transgress Press (FtM Owned)
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In From the Wilderness (2011)
David E. Weekley (Author)
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Labor of Love: The Story of One Man’s Extraordinary Pregnancy (2008)
Thomas Beatie (Author)
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Letters For My Brothers: Transitional Wisdom in Retrospect (2010)
2011 Lambda Literary Finalist – Transgender Nonfiction
Megan M. Rohrer and Zander Keig (Editors)
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Life Beyond My Body: A Transgender Journey to Manhood in China (2016)
Lei Ming (Author) with Lura Frazey (Editor)
2017 Lambda Literary WINNER- Transgender Nonfiction
Transgress Press (FtM Owned)
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Lou Sullivan  Daring To Be A Man Among Men (2017)
Brice D. Smith (Author)
Transgress Press (FtM Owned)
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Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming A Man (2014)
Thomas Paige McBee (Author)
2015 Lambda Literary Award WINNER- Transgender Nonfiction
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Manifest: Transitional Wisdom on Male Privilege (2016)
Megan Rohrer & Zander Keig (Editors)
2017 Lambda Literary Award Nominee- Transgender Nonfiction
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Manning Up: Transsexual Men on Brotherhood, Family and Themselves (2014)
2015 Lambda Literary Nominee – Transgender Nonfiction
2015 Advocate Magazine Must-Read LGBT Book
Zander Keig and Mitch Kellaway (Editors)
Transgress Press (FtM Owned)
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Nina Here Nor There: My Journey Beyond Gender (2011)
Nick Krieger (Author)
Honor Book for the 2012 Stonewall Book Awards in non-fiction
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Out of the Ordinary: A Life of Gender and Spiritual Transitions (2016)
Michael Dillon (Author), Cameron Partridge & Jacob Lau (Editors)
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Real Talk for Teens – Jump-Start Guide to Gender Transitioning and Beyond (2015)
Seth Jamison Rainess (Author)
Transgress Press (FtM Owned)
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RETREATING FORWARD:  A Spiritual Practice With Transgender Persons
David Weekley (Author)
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Right Mind Wrong Body (2016)
Neo L. Sandja (Author)
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Second Son: Transitioning Toward My Destiny, Love and Life (2013)
Ryan K. Sallans (Author)
Scout Publishing (FTM Owned)
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Self-Made Men: Identity and Embodiment among Transsexual Men (2003)
Henry Rubin (Editor)
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Self-Organizing Men (2006)
Jay Sennett (Editor)
Homofactus Press (FTM Owned)
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Soul Sex: The Alchemy of Gender and Sexuality (2015)
Drake Bear Stephen (Author)
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The First Man-Made Man: The Story of Two Sex Changes, One Love Affair and A Twentieth-Century Medical Revolution (2007)
Pagan Kennedy  (Author) — not a trans man
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The Last Time I Wore a Dress (1998)
Dylan Scholinski (Author)
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The Marrow’s Telling: Words in Motion (2007)
Eli Clare (Author)
2008 Lambda Literary Award Finalist – Poetry
Homofactus Press (FTM Owned)
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The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You (2009)

S. Bear Bergman (Author)
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The Phallus Palace (2002)
Dean Kotula (Author)
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The Testosterone Files: My Hormonal and Social Transformation from
Female to Male (2006)
Max Wolf Valerio (Author)
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The Transgender Debate: The Crisis Surrounding Gender Identities (2000)
Stephen Whittle (Author)
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Top Surgery: Unbound (2017)
Drake Cameron Sterling, MSW (Author)
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Trans-Gendered: Theology, Ministry and Communities of Faith (2003)
Justin Edward Tanis (Author)
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Transgender 101: A Simple Guide To A Complex Issue (2012)
Nicholas M. Teich (Author)
Foreword by Jamison Green (Author of Becoming a Visible Man)
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Transgender Migrations: The Bodies, Borders and Politics of Transition (2012)
Trystan T. Cotten (Author)
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Transition and Beyond: Observations on Gender Identity (2007)
Reid Vanderburgh (Author)
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Transition: The Story of How I Become A Man (2011)
Chaz Bono (Author)
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Trans lives in the United States: challenges of transition and beyond (2018)

Andrew Cutler Seeber (Author)
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Transmen and FtMs: Identities, Bodies, Genders, and Sexualities (1999)
Jason Cromwell (Author)
Purchase hereTransposes (2012)
Dylan Edwards (Author)
2013 Lambda Literary Award Finalist
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TRUNKY: Transgender Junky (2016)
Samuel Peterson (Author)
2017 Lambda Literary Finalist – Transgender Nonfiction
Transgress Press (FtM Owned)
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Two Truths and a Lie (2008)
Scott Turner Schofield (Author)
2009 Lambda Literary Award Finalist – Transgender and Drama Categories
Homofactus Press (FTM Owned)
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What Becomes You (2008)
Aaron Raz Link (Author)
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** Additional Resources **
FTM Pioneers
Lou Sullivan (June 16, 1951 – March 2, 1991) – read his biography listed in books section.
Founded FTM International, the first exclusively FTM organization, in 1986, and is considered largely responsible for the modern acknowledgment that sexual orientation and gender identity are totally different concepts. Lou Sullivan was also instrumental in demonstrating the existence of trans men attracted to men (before him gay transguys were systematically denied transition services).  He wrote the first guidebook for FTM persons and also a biography of the San Francisco FTM, Jack Bee Garland (listed below).
Michael Dillon (May 1, 1915 – May 15, 1962) – read his memoir listed in books section.
First transman to complete phalloplasty procedure (1946-49) in England. Biography about him, The First Man-Made Man by Pagan Kennedy. May 1915 – 15 May 1962
Jamison Green (1948 – )
Is the most recent outgoing president of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), the organization responsible for publishing the Standards Of Care For Transgender,  Transsexual and Gender NonNoncNonconforming People. He is also the past president of FTM International (1991 – 1999). Jamison is the author of the award winning book Becoming a Visible Man and contributing author in Letters for my Brothers: Transitional Wisdom in Retrospect and the foreword writer for Manning Up: Transsexual Men on Finding Brotherhood, Family and Themselves.
Steve Dain (1940 – 2007)
Transitioned in the late 1970s and lost his teaching job, he was a gym teacher in Union City, CA (Bay Area). He died of cancer at age 67.
Reed Erickson (1917-1992)
Erickson was a philanthropist who transitioned in 1963 and launched the Erickson Educational Foundation (EEF) in 1964. Through the EEF, Erickson contributed millions of dollars to the early development of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer movements between 1964 and 1984. In 1963 Erickson became [the first ftm] patient of Dr. Harry Benjamin. Erickson’s official name change took place in 1963 with the sex change following in 1965, setting legal precedent in the state of Louisiana. [from wikipedia] Erickson contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association, now World Professional Association for Transgender Health.
Jude Patton (living in CA)
Patton, a Psychiatric Physician Assistant, was the first trans person to be elected to the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association (now WPATH). [not a lot of info about him available]
Rev. Petric J. Smith (1940 – 1998)
Smith was a Methodist minister who testified in 1977 at the trial of a KKK murderer, an uncle, becoming a target for the klan. He transitioned in 1981. He published a book naming dozens of people he suggested might have been involved, at great personal risk. [from FTMI website]
Mario Martino (deceased)
Mario Martino wrote the first full length FTM autobiography, Emergence (1977), about an FTM who successfully transitioned with hormones and surgery. His memoir inspired countless FTM readers. He was a healthcare professional and set up a counseling service along with his wife that guided men through the transition process and answered hundreds of letters from readers with questions about transition. [from FTMI website] Martino also created The Labyrinth Foundation Counseling Service in the late 1960s in New York, the first transgender community-based organization that specifically addressed the needs of female-to-male transsexuals. [from LGBT Movements in US wikipedia page]
Jack B. Garland (1869 – 1936)
On October 5, 1899, he adopted the male identity of Beebe Beam and accompanied United States Army forces to the Philippines in 1899 to participate in the Philippine War for a year, writing, “I saw war and I lived it.” [from wikipedia]