First Lady

Author(s): Mau Alison

Biographies & Memoirs

An honest, insightful, sometimes brutal but often hilarious account of Elizabeth Roberts, the first New Zealander to undergo full sex-change surgery.

Her dramatic story tells of the often torturous transition from the boy Garry, to the woman Elizabeth, but the book is not just about the transsexual experience. It documents the life of a creative, talented and warm-hearted person who had the courage to simply be herself, against all odds. An inspiring tale of determination, dedication and resilience.


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Journalist, broadcaster, writer and speaker, Ali (Alison) Mau is one of New Zealand’s most experienced media names. After a 20-year career as a top-level television host on shows such as ‘One News’, ‘Fair Go’, ‘Newsnight’ and ‘Breakfast’, Ali’s now paired with Willie Jackson for afternoon news, current affairs and talkback on 100.6 ‘Radio Live’.

General Fields

  • : 9781927262375
  • : Upstart Press
  • : Upstart Press Ltd
  • : December 2015
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mau Alison
  • : Paperback
  • : Near Fine
  • : BGA