Book Review: Self-Made Woman

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By, Terri Schlichenmeyer

It began near a lakeside cabin in Wisconsin. Author Denise Chanterelle DuBois says she was four then, a curious little boy who loved the water… until he fell in and nearly drowned. Once fished out, he was dressed in girl’s clothing while his dried. He was enchanted. That was the beginning of DuBois’ lifetime journey toward womanhood. From Wisconsin childhood to womanhood in Bangkok, DuBois tells readers of a multi-city, lifetime self-search. This matter-of-factly-told memoir sets itself apart by its brutal honesty. It’s what will make you want to put Self-Made Woman in your hands.

Self-Made Woman is written by Denise Chanterelle DuBois and published by University of Wisconsin Press.