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Pregnant Man Writes a Book

Would You Buy the Pregnant Man's Book?

Since announcing his pregnancy, I've been fascinated by transgender man, Thomas Beatie. Until he appeared on Oprah to tell his unique story, many were convinced the tale was a hoax. But, more than the biology of the situation, I've been captivated by the intense reactions people have had to his decision to have a child.

Whether it will be a best–seller remains to be seen, but Thomas Beatie is penning his memoirs in a book titled Love Makes a Family: A Memoir of Hardship, Healing and an Extraordinary Pregnancy.

Would you buy the expectant man's book?
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PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 7 years
Can we just stop calling her a man please?
TwistandShout TwistandShout 7 years
I think it's an interesting situation that simply proves that there are more than two genders out there. At first I didn't understand why a woman who felt better in a man's body, was assumedly legally male and considered male by people on the street would decide to become pregnant. How many men want to be pregnant? But since then I've decided that it's just a case of a third gender appearing. As far as I'm concerned, people are allowed to do whatever they please with their bodies, but I don't agree with his cashing in on it through the media.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
What F-ing hardship? it doesnt surprise me that this woman is putting out a book to document her "unique" experiance, whatever. I might go home and put a dog costume on my cat and tell everyone that my dog meows....can i get some cash for that?
rgrl rgrl 7 years
I just don't like the fact that he is writing this book before the child was even born. It's almost like, quick, while the issue is hot, let me put a book on the market so I can milk this for all I can! There's no retrospect there. That book can't be very good, I'm not wasting my time on it.
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
if he is legally a man is "his" insurance covering the cost of pergnancy?
Chloe08 Chloe08 7 years
I agree with all the others regarding the ridiculous hype. Whoopdie freakin' do, a chick who dresses like a dude got pregnant. I do, however, feel sorry for the poor child she is bringing into the world.
Greggie Greggie 7 years
He's legally a man. Biologically, he's still a woman, making "his" pregnancy nothing out of the realm of reality.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 7 years
I agree with lms
SKARLIT SKARLIT 7 years
I agree with jennifer76's second comment- that's some exemplary devotion. I'm just surprised that, as a whole, Sugar readers aren't as... enlightened as I'd thought (hoped?). Thomas is most certainly a "he".
aleigh aleigh 7 years
im so sick of hearing about this. No i wouldnt buy anything about him. HE was really born a SHE duh "he" can have a baby!! he is a she. this is dumb and crazy who ever likes reading about these two are nuts.
mommy-bug mommy-bug 7 years
Good for him that he has this opportunity to have a child but I'm not really interested about his views on pregnancy.
RobinFabulous RobinFabulous 7 years
I wish they would GO away!!! You know there are LOTS of people that go through things to have children with the person they love. We have a friend that risked her life to carry a pregnancy to term when diagnosed with cancer. All of the attention makes me ill.
blackjade blackjade 7 years
he's biologically female, it's just not that interesting to me.
mariellynelly mariellynelly 7 years
I agree with 13.
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 7 years
I probably would not buy the book. I have lost some respect for this person for sensationalizing the story of pregnancy and parenting. And now the fact he is writing a book (which I am assuming will be for profit) - has me even more upset. And has me questioning the intentions here.
cirrus1701 cirrus1701 7 years
A man with woman parts does not equal a real man. I wish this guy/girl would just go away.
shalee55 shalee55 7 years
PLEASE...'HE'S' A WOMAN WHO BECAME A MAN....SO IS HE REALLY A MAN ?
LWatkins2004 LWatkins2004 7 years
like everyone else said...it's really a woman!!!there's nothing special here...it's not like Arnold in "Junior" or anything so what's the big deal ?it's just cause she looks like a dude? lots of chicks look like dudes but no one gives them a book deal when they get pregnant!! lol...j/k
K-is-For-Kait K-is-For-Kait 7 years
There's really nothing extraordinary about this. I'm sure it's happened before and will happen again, but those other transgendered persons who have a child won't be publicity hounds.
jennifer76 jennifer76 7 years
I couldn't disagree more. This is someone who committed to living their life as a man, but wanted a child with their partner so badly that they were willing to step back and undergo a pregnancy using their female "plumbing". There's obviously no scientific "magic" here, but I think it's a heck of a love story.
Greggie Greggie 7 years
It kind of offends me that it's so hyped as an "extraordinary" pregnancy. Cheapens it for the rest of us, in my opinion.
KAEB06 KAEB06 7 years
I really don't see what all the hype is about? I mean, he has all the correct plumbing to have a baby so why are they making such a big deal out of it? I wouldn't buy the book only because I know it'll be about his choice to switch to becoming a man, getting pregnant and how the media is treating the issue...I can't see it being filled with anything surprising??
anniekim anniekim 7 years
Nope. lms summed it up nicely for me.
LotsaNoise LotsaNoise 7 years
Big freaking deal. It's a woman dressed up as a man. I lost a lot of respect for Oprah for doing this show, is she turning into Jerry Springer? This is dysfunctional as far as I'm concerned. That poor child is going to be SO confused. There is NOTHING extraordinary about this pregnancy WHAT-SO-EVER.
LiLRuck44 LiLRuck44 7 years
lol Greggie!
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