Top Survival Show Executive Producer Comes Out as a Trans Woman in a Man's World

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Zuzubean Press announces the Nov. 10, 2015 release of "Getting Back to Me” from girl to boy to woman in just fifty years. The gut-wrenching, real time journey of an alpha-male to a courageous woman.

In the wake of Caitlyn Jenner’s privileged transition in the public eye, comes the real world transition of a down-to-earth trans woman. Scottie Madden uses her journal entries and keen eye for a story to shed fresh light on the trans experience, leaving behind “white male privilege” to embrace truth, grace and womanhood.

Scottie didn’t make it easy on herself. Scottie had made a perfect guy; succeeding as a husband of 26 years, the only son, the big brother to three sisters and the legendary adventurer uncle to their children. Everything in her life read: “alpha male,” but no one could guess that Scottie, a top survival showrunner, known for leading über-male productions into the world’s most dangerous locations, might not survive... her own life. Ms. Madden says, "I had the respect of truly great men on my show -- a Green Beret, a Navy SEAL and a RAF survival expert -- we had forged a relationship on respect, excellence and camaraderie, I prayed to God they could accept me as the woman I've always hidden from them, and still follow my lead."

But that's only the career half of Ms. Madden's story -- A "gold-standard marriage" of 26 years is truly what's at stake. Scottie has to shake off fifty years of expectations from her family, society and herself to protect her true love.

Ms. Madden shines a laser sharp instinct for the truth on herself, to reveal the inner workings of the human soul as she strives to reconcile fear, love, happiness and the truth of who we all are. Her ability to articulate the deepest questions of the heart inspires anyone who has questioned their own identity or those who just want a real woman's perspective on the trans phenomena, 'I knew I had to get my story out there, there's so many questions, and so few answers," said Ms. Madden,” I couldn't have someone else telling the world the truth about me."

Early reviews are glowing, Valerie C. Woods, Author, Screenwriter, Publisher, BooksEndependent LLC, says, “Scottie Madden has written an intimate, and at turns, funny, outspoken memoir of personal transformation that kept me turning the page for the next eye-opening revelation.”

“Getting Back to Me,” says Sally Park Rubin, author of "The Overfunctioning Woman's Handbook," is, “Riveting! Tragic hero turns triumphant heroine. If you believe love conquers all, this book will inspire you to go for more of THAT. Formidable, fearless, lively, and, above all, charmingly fun, Scottie’s unshakable faith in love and her family, friends and community, and her belief in them to be the best that they can be, pays off in inspiring ways.”

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Scottie Madden is a showrunner of adventure reality TV with recent shows on Discovery Channel (“Land Rush,” “Dude, You’re Screwed”) and The History Channel (“The Ark”). She has written for children’s television (“Pug and Zero’s Field Trip”), game shows (“Duel,” “Do you trust me?” “Last to Survive”), and feature film (“the kiss”). She lives in Woodland Hills with her wife, her dog Aria and her beloved oak trees in the shadow of “dirt Mulholland.”

Zuzubean Press - is an independent publisher of material that engages, entertains, illumines and inspires, based in Los Angeles.
Contact: Marcy Madden 818.489.4341 info(at)zuzubean(dot)com

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