Lori Duron's Poignant, Heartbreaking, And Laugh-out-loud Funny Memoir Raising My Rainbow
Description: Lori Duron’s Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son (Broadway Books; September 3, 2013), based on her incredibly popular blog of the same name and featuring a foreword by Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, is the first memoir written by a mother that chronicles the daily joys, struggles, and sometimes embarrassments of raising a gender-creative child. Once it became clear that her little boy was happier shopping in the pink aisles of the toy store and preferred Snow White to Superman for his Halloween costume, Lori decided she and her husband needed to shift their parenting perspective—and also needed help figuring out how to encourage their little boy who liked girl things to stay true to himself, all while protecting him from a world that isn’t comfortable challenging gender norms. In Raising My Rainbow, Lori offers a heartfelt and beautifully rendered memoir as well as an important look into the more serious issues that come with parenting a gender-creative child, including understanding the differences between sex, gender, and sexuality, and how society’s interpretation of gender norms (from the toys we give our children to the colors we think they should be attracted to) affected her and her husband’s parenting decisions.
Published on Sep 27, 2013