My Husband Looks Better in Lingerie Than I Do ... Damn It

Non-Fiction - Memoir
270 Pages
Reviewed on 07/11/2014
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Author Biography

I find it rather ironic that Alana and I both moved to the small Kentucky town of Versailles in 1969. A few years later our families became friends, then a couple decades followed before we began our 3-year intimate relationship together in the mid-90′s. Of course, all that happened with ‘Alan’ and I had no clue that ‘Alana’ even existed.

“Meanwhile back at the ranch,” as I’ve heard it said, or, in other words, a little about what had my attention through the 70′s-90′s: finishing high school, getting married, getting a job, having babies, divorcing after 22-years of marriage, raising my children as a single parent, kids moving out to make lives of their own, and retiring from my job (or, LIFE).

I am currently married to Alana Nicole Sholar, Author of “Hung in the Middle: A Journey of Gender Discovery.” We continue to live in the same small town of Versailles, Kentucky. We have four grandchildren (three from my side of the family and one from hers), and two dogs.


    Book Review

Reviewed by Christine Nguyen for Readers' Favorite

My Husband Looks Better in Lingerie Than I Do....Damn It is the insightful and real-life story of Bobbie, who fell in love with a transgender person named Alan (male counterpart) and Alana (female counterpart). Bobbie grew up obese and had very low self-esteem. This story is not only about her love affair and subsequent marriage to Alan/Alana, but is also about her ever growing journey to self discovery, self acceptance, love, and positivity with the law of attraction. The evolution of Bobbie accepting her lover Alan’s transgender crisis shows a woman of compassion, understanding and depth.

Writer Bobbie Thompson sheds enlightenment on the subject of transgender human beings. This book teaches us that transgender people are human beings too, and there are many words, stereotypes, misnomers, labels, and so on to describe these people. Bobbie takes us into her mindset and perspective on how she finally came to terms with Alan being Alana. Her process of thinking/analyzing helps readers also understand many of the very confusing misunderstandings associated with an individual that was born transgender. Her analogy of the caterpillar, cocoon, and butterfly really helps the reader understand the complexities of being transgender.

I liked how the author wrote her thought processes down and how she dealt with the complexity of the subject. I definitely recommend this book to readers who want to understand and open their minds and hearts to the differences of individuals. A must-read for anyone that has a transgender person in their lives.