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The Late Bloomer - A Memoir of My Body

Ken Baker

Soon to be a feature film, The Late Bloomer is the revealing, harrowing and often funny memoir of a celebrity journalist and former hotshot hockey player who discovers that he has been biochemically infused with a female hormone. On the surface, Ken Baker seemed a model man. He was a nationally ranked hockey goalie; a Hollywood correspondent for People; a guest-lister at celebrity parties; and girls came on to him. Inside, though, he didn't feel like the man he was supposed to be. Although attracted to women, Ken had little sex drive and thus even less of a sex life. To his anguish, he repeatedly found himself unable to perform sexually. And, regardless of strenuous workouts, his body struggled to build muscle, earning him the nickname "Pear" from his macho teammates. Physically, matters turned bizarre when he discovered that he was lactating. The testosterone-driven culture in which Ken grew up made it agonizingly difficult for him to seek help. But in time he discovered something that lifted years of pain, frustration, and confusion: a brain tumor was causing his body to be flooded with massive amounts of a female hormone, which was disabling his masculinity. Five hours of surgery accomplished what years of therapy, rumination, and denial could not -- and allowed Ken Baker to finally feel -- and function -- like a man. Now Ken's story comes to the screen in the feature film, The Late Bloomer, starring Academy Award-winner J.K. Simmons and Jane Lynch. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Soon to be a feature film, The Late Bloomer is the revealing, harrowing and often funny memoir of a celebrity journalist and former hotshot hockey player who discovers that he has been biochemically infused with a female hormone. On the surface, Ken Baker seemed a model man. He was a nationally ranked hockey goalie; a Hollywood correspondent for People; a guest-lister at celebrity parties; and girls came on to him. Inside, though, he didn't feel like the man he was supposed to be. Although attracted to women, Ken had little sex drive and thus even less of a sex life. To his anguish, he repeatedly found himself unable to perform sexually. And, regardless of strenuous workouts, his body struggled to build muscle, earning him the nickname "Pear" from his macho teammates. Physically, matters turned bizarre when he discovered that he was lactating. The testosterone-driven culture in which Ken grew up made it agonizingly difficult for him to seek help. But in time he discovered something that lifted years of pain, frustration, and confusion: a brain tumor was causing his body to be flooded with massive amounts of a female hormone, which was disabling his masculinity. Five hours of surgery accomplished what years of therapy, rumination, and denial could not -- and allowed Ken Baker to finally feel -- and function -- like a man. Now Ken's story comes to the screen in the feature film, The Late Bloomer, starring Academy Award-winner J.K. Simmons and Jane Lynch. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Soon to be a feature film, The Late Bloomer is the revealing, harrowing and often funny memoir of a celebrity journalist and former hotshot hockey player who discovers that he has been biochemically infused with a female hormone. On the surface, Ken Baker seemed a model man. He was a nationally ranked hockey goalie; a Hollywood correspondent for People; a guest-lister at celebrity parties; and girls came on to him. Inside, though, he didn't feel like the man he was supposed to be. Although attracted to women, Ken had little sex drive and thus even less of a sex life. To his anguish, he repeatedly found himself unable to perform sexually. And, regardless of strenuous workouts, his body struggled to build muscle, earning him the nickname "Pear" from his macho teammates. Physically, matters turned bizarre when he discovered that he was lactating. The testosterone-driven culture in which Ken grew up made it agonizingly difficult for him to seek help. But in time he discovered something that lifted years of pain, frustration, and confusion: a brain tumor was causing his body to be flooded with massive amounts of a female hormone, which was disabling his masculinity. Five hours of surgery accomplished what years of therapy, rumination, and denial could not -- and allowed Ken Baker to finally feel -- and function -- like a man. Now Ken's story comes to the screen in the feature film, The Late Bloomer, starring Academy Award-winner J.K. Simmons and Jane Lynch. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Length:

9h 37m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:08


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:10


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:40


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:44


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:14


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:28


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:13


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:48


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:57


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:57


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:54


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:10


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:05


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:11


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:50


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:35


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:34


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:15


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:27


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:19


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:00


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:19


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:42


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:39


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:33


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:58


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

09:00


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:49


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:49


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:31


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:18


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:52


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:14


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:16


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:24


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:37


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:35


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:35


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:39


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:37


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:08


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:05


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:30


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:13


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:29


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:52


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:40


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:56


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:23


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:50


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:30


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:28


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:33


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:44


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:11


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:11


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:30


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:41


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:26


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:07


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:19


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:27


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:11


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:10


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:05


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:51


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:25


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:54


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:37


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:53


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:58


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:01


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:39


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:40


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

00:27