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Becoming Nicole - The Transformation of an American Family

Amy Ellis Nutt

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 • A STONEWALL 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 diari

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 • A STONEWALL 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 diari
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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 • A STONEWALL 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 diari

Language:

English

Length:

8h 45m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:45


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:24


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:52


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:07


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:39


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:42


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:34


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:40


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:35


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:26


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:46


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:15


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:09


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:39


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:31


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:56


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:00


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:01


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:29


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:41


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:04


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:27


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:45


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:35


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:06


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:07


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:15


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:21


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:37


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:45


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:36


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:39


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:20


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:03


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:25


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:03


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:12


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:54


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:42


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:48


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:12


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:28


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:03


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:18


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:15


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:49


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:54


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:55


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:31


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:31


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:13


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:53


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:32


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:36


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:11


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:35


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:24


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:34


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:18


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:52


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:50


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

00:28