Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family

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Advance praise for "Becoming Nicole"
""
"Becoming Nicole" is a miracle. It s the story of a family struggling with and embracing a transgender child. But more than that, it s about accepting one another, and ourselves, in all our messy, contradictory glory. The Maines family is as American as they come. In the journey they take toward authenticity and justice, we see a model for the future of our country, a future in which all of us mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters somehow find the courage, and the love, to become our best selves. Jennifer Finney Boylan, co-chair of GLAAD and author of "She s Not There: A Life in Two Genders
"
Gripping . . . a timely, significant examination. "Kirkus Reviews""

Reading strictly for plot, "Becoming Nicole" is about a transgender girl who triumphed in a landmark discrimination case. . . . But the real movement in this book happens internally, in the back caverns of each family member s heart and mind. Four ordinary and imperfect human beings had to reckon with an exceptional situation, and in so doing also became, in their own modest ways, exceptional. . . . If you aren t moved by "Becoming Nicole, " I d suggest there s a lump of dark matter where your heart should be. Jennifer Senior, "The New York Times"
A transgender girl s coming-of-age saga, an exploration of the budding science of gender identity, a civil rights time capsule, a tear-jerking legal drama and, perhaps most of all, an education about what can happen when a child doesn t turn out as his or her parents expected and they re forced to either shut their eyes and hearts or see everything differently. "Time"
Extraordinary . . . a wonderful and inspiring story. Minneapolis "Star Tribune"
"Becoming Nicole" is a miracle. It s the story of a family struggling with and embracing a transgender child. But more than that, it s about accepting one another, and ourselves, in all our messy, contradictory glory. The Maines family is as American as they come. In the journey they take toward authenticity and justice, we see a model for the future of our country, a future in which all of us mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters somehow find the courage, and the love, to become our best selves. Jennifer Finney Boylan, co-chair of GLAAD and author of "She s Not There: A Life in Two Genders
"
Gripping . . . a timely, significant examination. "Kirkus Reviews""

["Becoming Nicole"] generously traces the parameters of parental love . . . delving deep into the case of a single family with a transgender child and discovering in its particulars certain universal truths about the ways children arrive in one s life already themselves. "The New York Times Book Review "(Editors Choice)
[An] exceptional chronicle . . . Stories move the walls that need to be moved, Nicole told her father last year. In telling Nicole s story and those of her brother and parents luminously, and with great compassion and intelligence, that is exactly what Amy Ellis Nutt has done here. Sue Halpern, "The Washington Post"
Reading strictly for plot, "Becoming Nicole" is about a transgender girl who triumphed in a landmark discrimination case. . . . But the real movement in this book happens internally, in the back caverns of each family member s heart and mind. Four ordinary and imperfect human beings had to reckon with an exceptional situation, and in so doing also became, in their own modest ways, exceptional. . . . If you aren t moved by "Becoming Nicole, " I d suggest there s a lump of dark matter where your heart should be. Jennifer Senior, "The New York Times"
A transgender girl s coming-of-age saga, an exploration of the budding science of gender identity, a civil rights time capsule, a tear-jerking legal drama and, perhaps most of all, an education about what can happen when a child doesn t turn out as his or her parents expected and they re forced to either shut their eyes and hearts or see everything differently. "Time"
Extraordinary . . . a wonderful and inspiring story. Minneapolis "Star Tribune"
A downright necessary book and a remarkable act of generosity by the Maines family that will surely start hundreds of conversations in living rooms across the country about what transgender means. But it s also a deeply universal book, one that hits the heart of what it means for all of us, no matter how we struggle (or not) to identify, to be ourselves. "BuzzFeed"
""
Gorgeous . . . a really wonderful story. NBC New York
"Becoming Nicole" is a miracle. It s the story of a family struggling with and embracing a transgender child. But more than that, it s about accepting one another, and ourselves, in all our messy, contradictory glory. The Maines family is as American as they come. In the journey they take toward authenticity and justice, we see a model for the future of our country, a future in which all of us mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters somehow find the courage, and the love, to become our best selves. Jennifer Finney Boylan, co-chair of GLAAD and author of "She s Not There: A Life in Two Genders
"
Gripping . . . a timely, significant examination. "Kirkus Reviews""

A profoundly moving true story about one remarkable family s evolution. People
Fascinating and enlightening. Cheryl Strayed
[Becoming Nicole] generously traces the parameters of parental love . . . delving deep into the case of a single family with a transgender child and discovering in its particulars certain universal truths about the ways children arrive in one s life already themselves. The New York Times Book Review (Editors Choice)
[An] exceptional chronicle . . . Stories move the walls that need to be moved, Nicole told her father last year. In telling Nicole s story and those of her brother and parents luminously, and with great compassion and intelligence, that is exactly what Amy Ellis Nutt has done here. Sue Halpern, The Washington Post
Reading strictly for plot, Becoming Nicole is about a transgender girl who triumphed in a landmark discrimination case. . . . But the real movement in this book happens internally, in the back caverns of each family member s heart and mind. Four ordinary and imperfect human beings had to reckon with an exceptional situation, and in so doing also became, in their own modest ways, exceptional. . . . If you aren t moved by Becoming Nicole, I d suggest there s a lump of dark matter where your heart should be. Jennifer Senior, The New York Times
A transgender girl s coming-of-age saga, an exploration of the budding science of gender identity, a civil rights time capsule, a tear-jerking legal drama and, perhaps most of all, an education about what can happen when a child doesn t turn out as his or her parents expected and they re forced to either shut their eyes and hearts or see everything differently. Time

Extraordinary . . . a wonderful and inspiring story. Minneapolis Star Tribune
A downright necessary book and a remarkable act of generosity by the Maines family that will surely start hundreds of conversations in living rooms across the country about what transgender means. But it s also a deeply universal book, one that hits the heart of what it means for all of us, no matter how we struggle (or not) to identify, to be ourselves. BuzzFeed

Gorgeous . . . a really wonderful story. NBC New York

Becoming Nicole is a miracle. It s the story of a family struggling with and embracing a transgender child. But more than that, it s about accepting one another, and ourselves, in all our messy, contradictory glory. The Maines family is as American as they come. In the journey they take toward authenticity and justice, we see a model for the future of our country, a future in which all of us mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters somehow find the courage, and the love, to become our best selves. Jennifer Finney Boylan, co-chair of GLAAD and author of She s Not There: A Life in Two Genders

Gripping . . . a timely, significant examination. Kirkus Reviews

This poignant account of a transgender girl s transition offers a heartfelt snapshot of a family whose only objective is to protect their daughter. Tackling the subject from a biological, social, and psychological viewpoint, Pulitzer-winning reporter Nutt . . . succeeds in placing Nicole s individual story within the more general narrative of transgender rights in the United States and humanizes the issues currently at play. Publishers Weekly

[Shows how one] family took precious steps in order to understand, support, and celebrate differences that make us all unique. If you want to get a look into a family that has made great strides to change the way some people think about the American nuclear family, and accept the beauty of the world around us, definitely buy this book. Philadelphia"

Reseña del editor:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY PEOPLE AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MEN S JOURNAL ASTONEWALL HONOR BOOK IN NONFICTION FINALIST FOR THE LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FOR TRANSGENDER NONFICTION
The inspiring true story of a transgender girl, her identical twin brother, and an ordinary American family s extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the uniqueness in us all, from the Pulitzer Prize winning science reporter for The Washington Post

When Wayne and Kelly Maines adopted identical twin boys, they thought their lives were complete. But it wasn t long before they noticed a marked difference between Jonas and his brother, Wyatt. Jonas preferred sports and trucks and many of the things little boys were supposed to like; but Wyatt liked princess dolls and dress-up and playing Little Mermaid. By the time the twins were toddlers, confusion over Wyatt s insistence that he was female began to tear the family apart. In the years that followed, the Maineses came to question their long-held views on gender and identity, to accept and embrace Wyatt s transition to Nicole, and to undergo an emotionally wrenching transformation of their own that would change all their lives forever.
Becoming Nicole chronicles a journey that could have destroyed a family but instead brought it closer together. It s the story of a mother whose instincts told her that her child needed love and acceptance, not ostracism and disapproval; of a Republican, Air Force veteran father who overcame his deepest fears to become a vocal advocate for trans rights; of a loving brother who bravely stuck up for his twin sister; and of a town forced to confront its prejudices, a school compelled to rewrite its rules, and a courageous community of transgender activists determined to make their voices heard. Ultimately, Becoming Nicole is the story of an extraordinary girl who fought for the right to be herself.
Granted wide-ranging access to personal diaries, home videos, clinical journals, legal documents, medical records, and the Maineses themselves, Amy Ellis Nutt spent almost four years reporting this immersive account of an American family confronting an issue that is at the center of today s cultural debate. Becoming Nicole will resonate with anyone who s ever raised a child, felt at odds with society s conventions and norms, or had to embrace life when it plays out unexpectedly. It s a story of standing up for your beliefs and yourself and it will inspire all of us to do the same.
Praise for Becoming Nicole
A profoundly moving true story about one remarkable family s evolution. People
Fascinating and enlightening. Cheryl Strayed
Exceptional . . . Stories move the walls that need to be moved, Nicole told her father last year. In telling Nicole s story and those of her brother and parents luminously, and with great compassion and intelligence, that is exactly what Amy Ellis Nutt has done. The Washington Post
If you aren t moved by Becoming Nicole, I d suggest there s a lump of dark matter where your heart should be. Jennifer Senior, The New York Times

Extraordinary . . . a wonderful and inspiring story. Minneapolis Star Tribune
A downright necessary book and a remarkable act of generosity by the Maines family. BuzzFeed"

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