Written by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Becoming Nicole is the sometimes heartbreaking, always inspiring true story of a transgender girl, and an ordinary American family's extraordinary journey.
AMY ELLIS NUTT won the Pulitzer Prize in 2011 for her feature series 'The Wreck of the Lady Mary', about the 2009 sinking of a fishing boat off the New Jersey coast. She is a health and science writer at The Washington Post, the author of Shadows Bright as Glass, and the co-author of the New York Times bestseller The Teenage Brain. She was a Nieman Fellow in Journalism at Harvard University, a Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton, and an instructor of journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in Washington, D.C.
If you aren't moved by Becoming Nicole, I'd suggest there's
a lump of dark matter where your heart should be * New York Times
A transgender girl's coming-of-age saga, 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. * Time *
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. -- Jennifer Finney Boylan
Gripping... Timely and significant * Kirkus *