Buy My Book…Please

This is the awkward post that I knew I’d have to publish one day.  The day is here.

My book, Raising My Rainbow, goes on sale in exactly two weeks.   So, here I am officially asking you to please buy my book.  Not just buy it, but preorder it.

Why?  Because preorders increase the chance that the book will make it onto local and national bestseller lists, which will help immensely in (hopefully) inspiring a conversation that raises awareness of, understanding about and acceptance for gender creative kids.

I am the kind of person who hates asking for help.  If I can find a way to do something myself and not bother anybody else, I always will.  I can’t do this by myself.

I never thought that I’d be an author or advocate, but here I am – thanks to you all – and I fully intend to use this book to do whatever I can for the greater good of kids like my sweet and sparkly C.J.

We appreciate your help “for real-sies,” as C.J. would say.  Here are the preorder buttons.  Thank you times infinity and with total sincerity.

Pre-order the Raising My Rainbow book!



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45 Responses to Buy My Book…Please

  1. msdivastar says:

    Reblogged this on msdivastar and commented:
    I’m totally too damn broke to buy this right now, but if YOU can afford to, you totally should! Especially if you know someone, love someone or you yourself are raising a Gender Creative Child.

  2. deb says:

    Reblogged this on walkingphilly and commented:
    Yes, please, buy her book. Read it and learn. Read it and teach. Pass it along to friends and family. Donate it to organizations that work with kids…

  3. Brady says:

    Pre-ordered the paperback, despite having a Kindle Fire. Something about actually holding a book I can’t get away from. Looking forward to it!

  4. JohnDavid in Phoenix says:

    Lori: I was impressed with — and appreciative of — your presentation at the Gender Spectrum Family Conference in mid-July. Just finished pre-ordering the RMR book at Amazon. Thanks for the pre-order alert/request. Please keep up the great work/parenting!

  5. Amanda says:

    Yes yes I planned to buy it but…NEIL PATRICK HARRIS WROTE YOUR FORWARD? Please oh please tell us more about that!!! ❤

    I'm actually very much looking forward to handing your book to a friend whose son loves all things pink and "girlie" but whose husband is an ultra conservative who calls his 5yo's preferences deviant. She supports her son as best she can but the husband is heartbreak waiting to happen. 😦

  6. Isabelle says:

    Already pre-ordered & looking forward to it!

  7. Britney Crosson says:

    I’m just seeing that NPH & David did the foreward. That’s so funny because I actually remember tweeting NPH a while back telling him that he just had to get C.J. a ticket to the Tony’s. I had no idea that they were going to be writing this and probably already knew y’all. That’s too cool. I’m really looking forward to reading your book. Congratulations to you. 🙂

  8. Ellen says:

    done! Can’t wait to read it and give it as a gift to all 3 kids and my mom….

  9. boysinthepinkaisle says:

    Reblogged this on boysinthepinkaisle and commented:
    I am really looking forward to reading this book. I’m hoping it’ll sell well enough to increase awareness and get some serious discussion going about gender non-conformity and why it’s important to support our kids.

    • MM says:

      Hey, I hope lots of readers notice the link to boysinthepinkaisle and go there from your link, like I just did…… Another blog similar to raising my rainbow…….but looks like it is somewhat undiscovered! Or less discovered……..

  10. Erica K. says:

    Preordered on AmazonKindle. Thanks for having that option available!

  11. Kimberly says:

    I preorded it a while back. Would love an audible version.

  12. Coincidentally, I am going on my long journey in a little over two weeks, and I will need something to read for the six hour long plane trip! I’ll definitely preorder it!

  13. Bought and can’t wait to read it. xoxo Paulette

  14. Lois gross says:

    Why are you apologizing for asking people to read a really good, significant book? If I hadn’t already read and reviewed it, I’d order it. (Unpaid advertisement. 🙂

  15. doubleinvert says:

    Pre-order complete!


  16. jonathanmayo says:

    I’ve never preordered a book before, but I knew I had to have this one!

  17. Ziya Tamesis says:

    Reblogged this on a day with depression and commented:
    I’m very happy to have pre-ordered Raising My Rainbow. Please join me in supporting a fellow blogger and very awesome mom raising a gender-creative child. All the best to you, Lori!

  18. ShannonT says:

    It’s also available on kobo.

  19. antarabesque says:

    Pre-ordered! No problems ordering through Eagerly awaiting the book’s arrival.

  20. Lisa says:

    Already preordered one for myself and just ordered another as a gift. It’s gonna be a best seller, Lori. I’m excited for you. Thank you for the work you do advocating for our youth.

  21. Laurie says:

    Easy-peasy– and VERY glad to do it.

  22. Co says:

    $11.25 on amazon…
    (adding almost the same amount for shipping fee all the way to hong kong, i did preorder it! 😀 )

  23. Dawn says:

    You asked so nicely, how could I refuse?? Actually – I already had it marked to get and am looking forward to reading it. Good luck!!

  24. Paula Turner says:

    Also pre-ordered from Canada…..happy to have the date so close FINALLY! Good luck, congratulations and thank you.

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  26. Joe says:

    Pre-Order Complete. Works great on iBooks. Looking forward to the read and thanks so much for your tremendous support of CJ. It will do more than you can imagine for his self-esteem and self-worth. My mother was my biggest advocate, motivation, and inspiration. Although she’s gone now, she’s still my greatest source of inspiration. Thanks for doing your part to make things right!

  27. Ethelthefrog says:

    Oddly enough, seem to have it as “By: Harris, Neil Patrick”. Whilst I sure he’d be flattered, half a foreword isn’t really the whole book.

  28. Michele says:


  29. Seems to be no Kindle version available here downunder. Hope you can make it available for those of us outside the US. Have loved your blog, so would love to read the book.

  30. schmizo says:

    Oh can’t get it on the iBookstore in Australia 😦

  31. I’m struggling to see the images to preorder??

  32. Claire says:

    Just pre ordered it from Hong Kong through the Book Depository. Can’t wait to read it!

  33. Is it okay if we get the Kindle book on preorder?

  34. mrBrennan says:

    Oh – and Aussies like me can pre-order from Fishpond – free shipping! 🙂 (

  35. mrBrennan says:

    Hi Lori, it looks like the buttons to click on to pre-order (from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc) aren’t working – I’m just getting a “missing image” picture.

    • mrBrennan says:

      the ones under “Pre-order the Raising My Rainbow book”, that is. The other buttons on the right-hand-side look just fine.

  36. You got it 🙂 I will get it on my Nook! Congratulations and best wishes on your new “baby” 🙂 xo

  37. Jw says:

    Already preordered! Happy it is available in Canada. Thanks for being an advocate!

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