Jennifer Finney Boylan

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About the Author

Professor JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN, author of fifteen books, is the inaugural Anna Quindlen Writer in Residence at Barnard College of Columbia University. Her column  appears on the op/ed page of the New York Times on alternate Wednesdays. She serves on the Board of Trustees of PEN America. From 2011 to 2018 she served on the Board of Directors of GLAAD and also provided counsel for the TV series Transparent and I Am Cait. Her 2003 memoir, She’s Not There: a Life in Two Genders was the first bestselling work by a transgender American. A novelist, memoirist, and short story writer, she is also a nationally known advocate for human rights. She lives in New York City, and in Belgrade Lakes, Maine, with her wife, Deedie. They have a son, Sean and a daughter, Zai.

Books by Jennifer Finney Boylan

A black dog wearing a red collar is sitting centered in front of a background fading from peach to yellow. above the dog, the title "good boy" is presented in large, bold letters, and below that, the text reads "my life in seven dogs," followed by "a memoir" and the author's name, "jennifer finney boylan," in smaller letters. the text "good boy" is colored with a rainbow gradient that symbolizes diversity, often associated with lgbtq+ pride.
BY Jennifer Finney Boylan
In her New York Times opinion column, Jennifer Finney Boylan wrote about her relationship with her beloved dog Indigo, and the tearjerking column went viral. Good Boy uses that column as a springboard for a book that is part-memoir and part-exploration of masculinity and femininity, in the context of a man’s, and now a woman’s, best friends.

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