Until she got finally got sober, Maeve's life was mired in depression and unconscious struggle. She felt disconnected and full of self-loathing. Not herself. It took a lifetime in and out of AA and rehab, and a trail of failed relationships and escalating trouble, before she began to understand the source of her lifelong despair and took the bold step to become the woman she is now.
In this intimate memoir, Maeve tells the story of becoming herself and then finally being that self in all aspects of her life, including work, the last threshold. She faced the special challenge of working as a manager of public relations for her company so she knew she couldn't transition quietly. She was after all the face of Goldman Sachs.
Initially she keeps her identity a secret with wardrobe changes in the lobby bathroom after work. When she finally declares herself, Goldman Sachs-to her surprise-embraces her. Surgery follows. By the time she takes those first steps on heels through the corridors of the office as a woman, everyone is cheering. A New York Times story follows, leading Maeve to a new life as a role model for other transgender people and giving her a sense of purpose that had been lacking her entire life.