Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son
Raising My Rainbow is Lori Duron's frank, heartfelt, and brutally funny account of her and her family's adventures of distress and happiness raising a gender-creative son. Whereas her older son, Chase, is a Lego-loving, sports-playing boy's boy, her younger son, C.J., would much rather twirl around in a pink sparkly tutu, with a Disney Princess in each hand while singing Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi."
C.J. is gender variant or gender nonconforming, whichever you prefer. Whatever the term, Lori has a boy who likes girl stuff--really likes girl stuff. He floats on the gender-variation spectrum from super-macho-masculine on the left all the way to super-girly-feminine on the right. He's not all pink and not all blue. He's a muddled mess or a rainbow creation. Lori and her family choose to see the rainbow.
Written in Lori's uniquely witty and warm voice and launched by her incredibly popular blog of the same name, Raising My Rainbow is the unforgettable story of her wonderful family as they navigate the often challenging but never dull privilege of raising a slightly effeminate, possibly gay, totally fabulous son.
Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader's guide and bonus content
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative SonUser Review - Andrea - Goodreads
I'll reserve my rating for now, as I haven't quite finished the book. I really really wanted to like this book. And what I do really appreciate is her insistence on loving her child, no matter what ... Read full review
Review: Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative SonUser Review - Bianca - Goodreads
"It's not about me; it's about him. Mostly." If that quote doesn't sum up the book, then I don't know what does. 2.5 stars, but y'all know I tend to round down. Read full review