She's A Boy is the shocking, heartbreaking and ultimately uplifting autobiography of Joe Holliday.
Born a boy but raised a girl, Joe was 25 years old and still living as Joella when he discovered the full truth about his beginnings.
For decades, doctors believed baby boys born without a penis should be classified as girls. When he was eight, Joe's plight attracted worldwide media attention - and touched the heart of Princess Diana.
She's A Boy is Joe's story; a true survivor who has overcome unthinkable physical and emotional challenges and come out the other side with a firm sense of who he really is.
Joe Holliday was born a boy but raised a girl on medical advice.
Born with cloacal exstrophy, a rare birth defect that left his abdominal region severely malformed, Joe was not initially expected to survive.
With no obvious genitalia it was not clear whether Joe was male or female but he was hastily christened Joel – mainly as that was the only name his parents had chosen.
When Joe was 11 months old a specialist advised he should be raised female. By then some internal organs – thought to be undescended testicles had been discovered, but it was felt it would be too psychologi...
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She's A Boy, Louise's first ghostwriting project stormed straight into the top ten non-fiction bestsellers on Amazon.
Louise is an NCTJ qualified journalist who worked on newspapers in Lincolnshire and Norfolk for more than a decade.
With a passion for the extraordinary stories of ordinary people, Louise is always on the look out for the next writing project.
Louise lives in Lincolnshire and is married with a step daughter and young son.
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