Jennifer Finney Boylan
It’s been too long since we’ve hosted Jennifer Finney Boylan, and we just couldn’t pass up the chance to (virtually) celebrate the release of the paperback version of her wonderful book, Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs (Celedon). Filled with deep appreciation for her fellow creatures, both canine and human, this book also offers the author’s reflections on her mother’s love for her, and her own love for her child, who is also trans.
“Boylan’s gorgeously crafted homage to our unconditional love of dogs turns out to be much less of a paean to her constant canine companions, and much more of a journey through her own psyche and the moral needle of the world we live in. What do we keep, even as we lose pieces of ourselves? The dog at your feet while you’re reading already knows the answer.” —Jodi Picoult.
Jennifer Finney Boylan is the author of 16 books, a Trustee of PEN America, and the Anna Quindlen Writer in Residence at Barnard College of Columbia University. Her columns appear on the opinion page of the New York Times on the first Wednesday of every month. Her books include the classic, She’s Not There: a Life in Two Genders, the first bestseller written by a transgender American.