Review: Nina Here Nor There
Nick Kriegerís memoir takes a bittersweet look at gender
When lesbian travel writer Nina Krieger moves to San Francisco, she meets an intriguing group of hip, young transgendered people, and they get Nina to thinking about her identity.
Because the author now goes by the name Nick, we know how Nina Here Nor There ends, but it's still fun to go on the journey. We’re there when Nina tries on her first binder (an undergarment used to flatten breasts); shops for her first packer (a device which replicates a penis); comes out to her family; and finally, makes the brave decision to have her breasts removed. The scenes where Nina interacts with her family are often heart-wrenching, but there is comic relief when Nina writes a hysterical letter to her breast surgeon, pleading her case.