Karin Bishop Books

Karin Bishop

Ignorance is Bliss




Life is com­pli­cat­ed when you’re not the right gen­der, but what if your par­ent is not exact­ly in her right mind?

Andy McDon­ald is trans­gen­der, but Andy’s moth­er has a con­di­tion that pre­vents her from deal­ing with reality—including the real­i­ty that her son is her daughter.

For­tu­nate­ly, Andy has met a girl tran­si­tion­ing to life as a male, and the two help each oth­er deal with the dif­fi­cul­ties of life as trans­gen­der teenagers. But Andy must also deal with the dif­fi­cul­ties of his mother’s pre­car­i­ous men­tal state.

Here’s what readers have said about “Ignorance is Bliss”

A touch­ing and sweet lit­tle book that is vir­tu­al­ly a clas­sic psy­cho­log­i­cal case study about a moth­er and her trans­gen­der child … This is extreme­ly well writ­ten con­cern­ing a dif­fi­cult sub­ject … There are moments when I was moved to tears, some­times tears of sad­ness, some­times tears of joy, some­times tears of inspi­ra­tion. I also found myself laugh­ing and gig­gling through many won­der­ful and delight­ful parts of the story.