On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, Arnold was honored to host a special presentation and book launch celebration for Chris Edwards. A Boston-native, former Arnold EVP, Group Creative Director, and author of memoir, BALLS: It Takes Some to Get Some, Chris gave a talk about “The Ultimate Rebranding,” shared his courageous story, and signed copies of his new book, which officially debuts this week.
For more information on Chris and his memoir, please read the book description below or visit the BALLS website.
About BALLS: It Takes Some to Get Some
Changing your gender from female to male takes balls. And if you’re going to do it in front of 500 coworkers at one of the top ad agencies in the country, you better have a pretty big set!
At a time when the term “transgender” didn’t really exist, and with support from family, friends, and a great therapist, Chris Edwards endured 28 surgeries to become the man he always knew he was meant to be. He used what he learned working in advertising along with his ever-present sense of humor to rebrand himself and orchestrate what was quite possibly the most widely accepted and embraced gender transition of its kind. He’s a pioneer who changed the perception of an entire community, and his memoir, BALLS, will touch readers’ hearts and open their minds.
Edwards is funny, brazen, and endearing, and BALLS is the hilarious and moving story about family, friends, and the courage to be your true self. It boldly and fearlessly goes where other trans memoirs haven’t. If you’ve ever felt uncomfortable in your own skin, for whatever reason, you will be inspired and empowered by this book.