qThere's no news like hearing irrefutable proof that you're not the sole cause of your parents' woes, your father's drinking, your unshakable feeling that you're not put together quite right and finding out the problem all along was your father's unrequited yearning for angora.q aNoelle Howey from Dress Codes Throughout her childhood in suburban Ohio, Noelle struggled to gain love and affection from her distant father. In compensating for her father's brusqueness, Noelle idolized her nurturing tomboy mother and her conservative grandma who tried to turn her into qa little lady.q At age 14, Noelle's mom told her the family secret straight out: qDad likes to wear women's clothes.q As Noelle copes with a turbulent adolescence, further confused by the male and female role models she had as a girl, her father begins to metamorphose into the loving parent she had always longed foraonly now outfitted in pedal pushers and pink lipstick. Could becoming a woman make her father a completely different person? With edgy humor, courage, and remarkable sensitivity, Noelle Howey challenges all of our beliefs in what constitutes gender and a qnormalq family.She said of course, and not to worry a she was on the mend. It was true; except for walking at the pace of a ninety-year-old woman, she was looking comparatively spry. It soon became obvious that she wasna#39;t the sick one. It happened asanbsp;...
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