Thursday, February 28, 2019

Book Review: From Straight-laced to Cross-dressed by Douglas Baign

Inside the Book:

Title: From Straight-laced to Cross-dressed
Author: Douglas Baign
Genre: Biographies/Memoirs
Format: Ecopy /Paperback

From Straight-laced to Cross-dressed tells the story of a disturbed adult in therapy seeking to understand and prevent his desire to commit suicide. Douglas starts by knowing that it has something to do with sex but soon discovers that he can't talk about his sexuality without first discussing his religious beliefs and drift away from strict Christian Fundamentalism.The overlapping issues dredge up a confused morass of anger and love, abuse and sex.



I have a very open mind and have friends that are part of the LGBTQ community so I wanted to read this book to see what the author had to say. Books like this make me sad because religion tries to stop you from being your true self (well, some religions anyway). My heart broke for him as he thought that something was really wrong, when in reality he was just trying to be his authentic self.

I hope that someday soon (although I don't think it's likely) our world opens their hearts and minds to all people and stops judging them so harshly if they are different. 


Coming from a long line of teachers, Douglas Baign has a Masters degree in Education but spent his career testing and documenting low-level software. He likes looking at anything basic then challenging assumptions. Doug also has a BS in Cognitive Psychology and a deep and abiding interest in History and Physics.

Douglas' super-power is breaking things, especially computer code, but he prefers to create books, poetry and music. He also enjoys travel and photography.

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