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  • Love Lives Here

  • A Story of Thriving in a Transgender Family
  • Auteur(s): Amanda Jette Knox
  • Narrateur(s): Amanda Jette Knox
  • Durée: 8 h et 7 min
  • 4,9 out of 5 stars (180 évaluations)

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Love Lives Here

Auteur(s): Amanda Jette Knox
Narrateur(s): Amanda Jette Knox
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National Best Seller

2020 Canada Reads, Longlisted

An inspirational story of accepting and embracing two trans people in a family - a family who shows what's possible when you "lead with love".

All Amanda Jetté Knox ever wanted was to enjoy a stable life. She never knew her biological father, and while her mother and stepfather were loving parents, the situation was sometimes chaotic. At school, she was bullied mercilessly, and at the age of 14, she entered a counselling program for alcohol addiction and was successful.

While still a teenager, she met the love of her life. They were wed at 20, and the first of three children followed shortly. Jetté Knox finally had the stability she craved - or so it seemed. Their middle child struggled with depression and avoided school. The author was unprepared when the child she knew as her son came out as transgender at the age of 11. Shocked, but knowing how important it was to support her daughter, Jetté Knox became an ardent advocate for trans rights.

But the story wasn't over. For many years, the author had coped with her spouse's moodiness, but that chronic unhappiness was taking a toll on their marriage. A little over a year after their child came out, her partner also came out as transgender. Knowing better than most what would lie ahead, Jetté Knox searched for positive examples of marriages surviving transition. When she found no role models, she determined that her family would become one.

The shift was challenging, but slowly the family members noticed that they were becoming happier and more united. Told with remarkable candour and humour, and full of insight into the challenges faced by trans people, Love Lives Here is a beautiful story of transition, frustration, support, acceptance, and, of course, love.

©2019 Amanda Jette Knox (P)2019 Penguin Random House Canada
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  • Catégories: LGBTQ2S+

Ce que les critiques en disent

"[A] success both through strong writing and the crackling feeling on the page that she genuinely loves the shit out of her trans family." (Xtra)

"This sweet and positive account of a family facing obstacles and growing closer together is inspiring." (Publishers Weekly)

"Love Lives Here is an emotionally raw, often funny book that leaves the reader wanting to be Amanda Jetté Knox’s best friend. It’s the story of how people tried to push her down, and will strike a chord with anyone who’s ever been bullied. And that’s a lot of us!" (Ottawa Sun)

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Heart wrenching and uplifting

If there ever was a book to listen to, this one is it. Narrated by the author, you feel like you're right there experiencing everything. It's heart wrenching and uplifting. An important book for EVERYONE! I'm so glad I listened to it.

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5 stars isn’t enough

Thank you for sharing - I want to reach out and applaud you and your family. The world needs more people like you.
Amazing story. And I loved listening to it .

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lots of love

great book following a family through some major moments! very well done , loved the narrarator voice, like having a conversation with a friend.

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Support for families

An excellent listen. Jette Knox is honest and interesting. Her book is a must read for families with transgender members. Hopeful!

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A CisPerspectove

Amanda Ketté Knox gives refreshing perspectives on transgender narratives: the one of a parent worried for her trans child, the one a spouse worried for her trans wife and the one of a woman who have to figure where she lies in between all the expectations she has to face. With objectivity, she answers questions in a truthful way, while also educating people on the limits concerning one's curiosity.

By learning about Alexis' coming out story, we learn that there are multiple ways to understand our gender and that not every trans person will know from a toddler or very young child age like Zoë. And that it is okay. With Love Lives Here, you get to understand why being authentic with yourself is the key to unlock loving relationships.

Take the time read/listen to this powerful, loving biography. Thank you for opening the eyes and minds of others, Amanda.

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Wonderful, beautiful, and heartwarming story of big life changes and love

Listening to this story will bring so much joy and sadness to your heart. How one person can navigate so much change is utterly amazing. I have found a new hero, one who has educated me on the trans community.

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Such a moving and uplifting story

Amazingly written story of an amazing family. Loved listening to it and am sad that it’s over

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Beautiful, Powerful, Profoundly Needed Story

So grateful to this family for having the courage to be themselves and then to share it with us too. Their willingness to live authentically has and will continue to directly and indirectly save lives. I highly recommend this book to everyone!!!

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Inspirational and heartfelt

The raw honesty and sincerity of Amanda and her family's story is beyond amazing and beautiful and inspiring. Love the motto.....lead with love. I hope and pray for a world where that will be the only way to live. Thank you so much for sharing your story with the world.

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Amazingly honest, captivating story

Having known a little about this story from various CBC articles, twitter, etc … I was pretty excited to start this one and I could not stop listening once I did. Amanda is brutally honest, and selfless in the telling of her story. I highly recommend.

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  • 2019-07-31

Love Grows

I won't be able to adequately voice what this book means to me and why you should purchase it. If you are transgender, an ally, unsure or even opposed, you should read this book. It's not about moving beyond the subject, it's about embracing it and learning from it.

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  • JuJuMac
  • 2020-02-08

Lovable, powerfully honest and relatable story!

As a mom of a smart, handsome and courageous transgender son, I could relate to this book in so many ways. I've always said that my son is the one person who really taught me about unconditional love. Nothing will ever change that! Thank you for sharing your story and for all that you've done for the LGBTQ community. You're an inspiration!

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  • 2020-02-21

great strory

I really love the story it's really show up the real love
I wish I had this support and love from my family

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  • Jason McIntosh
  • 2020-02-03

Terrific book!!

This book started off slowly and I thought maybe is made a mistake by buying it. I kept going and it just kept getting better. I could totally feel all emotions being felt. It just continued getting better until the very end, which was great!! I loved this book overall and I will follow the author's blog now too. I hope she writes about such book. To the author, I say thank you for what you have done for me and slowed me to be, due to the words in your book!! Thank you!!

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  • Sherryl Jensen
  • 2019-08-19

Visibility at it's Most Vibrant

Amanda makes me wish I lived near Ottowa so I could have someone like her to talk about my life as a mother of a trans child with... someone who gets it beyond the clinical level. I wish she would be my new best friend. At least I can open her book whenever I need a reminder that I'm not destroying my child by affirming her self identity. Thank you!

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  • Samantha B
  • 2019-08-06

A deeply moving portrait of a family in transition

A must for anyone who knows a trans person, or wants to learn about them. Amanda is a marvellous storyteller; both in the written word, and now as a narrator. As a trans person myself, I feel she captured the emotions, the struggles, the hopes, and fears of the transition to living as our true selves.

She pulls no punches in the telling, even when they paint her in an unfavourable light. Her candour is, and the emotional way that she presents her family's life and transition is wonderfully refreshing.

You will laugh with her, cry with her, and hopefully empathise with her and her family. This is what allyship looks like. It's not always perfect. It's not always pretty. But it's honest, and she and her family exemplify her motto.

Lead With Love. We should all try to do more of that.

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  • 2019-08-02

Exceptional & Enlightening

Jetté Knox has written a proudly authentic and deeply moving memoir allowing us as readers to really get to know each of her family members in an intimate and real way. She speaks candidly about how they arrived at the present moment, with all the twists and turns that reflect the reality of life: nothing is a straight path (pun intentional).

For those of us who have lived similar journeys, you will find much identification. For those just beginning to learn about how gender really exists as a lived experience or are looking for a model on how to be a strong ally to GNC/NB and trans folk, this will definitely offer you a good place to start.

I wish that everyone could read this book - I believe that it would relieve so much of the ignorance that drives the fear and bigotry that produces.

Glad and grateful for authors like this who are willing to do the exceptionally courageous work of sharing their stories in this way.

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  • 2021-07-01

A map for success with our trans children.

Absolutely loved this book. I could hardly put it down. kudos to this family of love.

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  • Nicole Roy
  • 2021-05-04

Beautiful and powerful

This story is neat and dear to my heart. I’m in a similar situation, and Amanda’s storytelling has helped me immensely. The story of her family gives me hope. This is one of the best books I’ve listened to in many years.

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  • Robin Smith
  • 2021-04-05

So uplifting, and beautiful

I absolutely adored this story. Myself someone realizing later in life that I've always been a girl on the inside, hearing Zoeys side of the story as well was indescribable.

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