Book Review: Becoming Nicole: The Extraordinary Transformation of an American Family

Amy Ellis Nutt’s perfectly selected title drives straight to the heart of the matter. Though Nicole Maines is the transgender member of her family, her path to gender affirmation transforms not only her life but the lives of her identical twin brother, Jonas, her mom, Kelly, her dad, Wayne, and the family, friends, and community who support her. This highly relatable biography chronicles over two decades of the social, medical, emotional, and legal challenges — and triumphs — that drove the extraordinary evolution of the Maines family.

The book can be purchased here.