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Ryan Sallans's Book Now Available for Pre-Order!
From his Facebook, “I’m excited to announce that my book, Second Son: Transitioning Toward My Destiny, Love and Life is now available for pre-order! If you are planning to hear me soon, you’ll also be able to purchase a book from me and have it signed! I can’t wait for where this year goes.”
Ryan Sallans is an amazing guy and such a huge asset to the FTM and trans* community. He has single-handedly shaped the transitional lives of many FTMs in the midwest and elsewhere by advocating, changing policy, creating safe spaces for face-to-face support groups, meeting with doctors and medical students, coaching communities, being on national television sharing his story several times, and being a big brother to any and all transmen who ask him for help.
Zak and Adrian cannot say enough good things about this man. He personally held open an entire clinic late so Zak could make it to his first ever appointment to get on testosterone. He aided Adrian in essentially every step in his transitional process including helping him change his name, inviting him to support group, recommending surgeons for hysterectomies and much more. He’s even contributed to this blog! We have much love for Ryan and hope that you all can experience and enjoy him as much as we have.
My first book review on Amazon.com
This review is from: Second Son: Transitioning Toward My Destiny, Love, and Life (Kindle Edition)
I’m the mother of an FTM son and reading about Ryan’s childhood, while much different than own son’s, there were many similar themes that I found very interesting to read about. I recommend this to anyone interested in transgender issues, eating disorders, body image, family relationships, and the sorrow and joy of romantic relationships. He is honest and thorough in his description of his experiences with surgery, without being graphic (you’ll know what happens but if you want details of the surgical process, that would be a different book). This is more a memoir of a man overcoming tremendous inner turmoil and coming out finding his way to happiness. Ryan’s life story is an example of how much better life would be for our children if we LISTENED to them, trusted them to know who they really are, and truly showed them unconditional love. Many transgender people have more horrific family stories to tell. I liked reading Ryan’s story because it seems like his family is just the average family next door. I don’t want to give away his story but there will be transpeople who read this and think Ryan either had a much easier, or much harder, time than they had.
For anyone interested in transgender issues, this book is a must-have for your collection. From a PFLAG mom.