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Author: Abby Stein Narrator: Abby Stein Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2020 ISBN: 9781549187216
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The powerful coming-of-age story of an ultra-Orthodox child who was born to become a rabbinic leader and instead became a woman

Abby Stein was raised in a Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn, isolated in a culture that lives according to the laws and practices of eighteenth-century Eastern Europe, speaking only Yiddish and Hebrew and shunning modern life. Stein was born as the first son in a dynastic rabbinical family, poised to become a leader of the next generation of Hasidic Jews.

But Abby felt certain at a young age that she was a girl. She suppressed her desire for a new body while looking for answers wherever she could find them, from forbidden religious texts to smuggled secular examinations of faith. Finally, she orchestrated a personal exodus from ultra-Orthodox manhood to mainstream femininity-a radical choice that forced her to leave her home, her family, her way of life.

Powerful in the truths it reveals about biology, culture, faith, and identity, Becoming Eve poses the enduring question: How far will you go to become the person you were meant to be?

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Quotes & Awards

  • Becoming Eve is a vivid journey through Abby Stein’s formative years in the Ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jewish community as she struggles to find a more inclusive expression of her faith and learns to embrace her identity as a woman of trans experience.”

    Sarah Valentine, author of When I Was White

  • "Becoming Eve is a powerful, heartfelt account of the often fraught journey toward one’s true self.”

    Tova Mirvis, author of The Book of Separation

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 10/10/2020

    " Born into an ultra-orthodox family, Abby Stein gives a harrowing and interesting account of her transformation from a male ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jew who is a tenth-generation descendant of the Baal Shem Tov (founder of the Hasidic Movement) to a transgender, thriving activist. Unfortunately, her transformation also caused her family to disassociate from her. Interesting read. "