Raising My Rainbow Named One of the Best Books of 2013!

9-1I’m pinching myself.  Again.

Publishers Weekly has named Raising My Rainbow one of their Best Books of 2013 in the lifestyle category!

Chosen from the nearly 9,000 reviews, PW’s 101 Best Books of 2013 span all the adult genres — nonfiction; fiction; poetry; religion; mysteries and thrillers; cookbooks and lifestyle; health; parenting; crafts and hobbies; comics and graphic novels; science fiction, fantasy and horror; and romance and erotica.

See the full list here.

This year’s selection “rewards the famous as well as the undiscovered,” according to PW v-p and reviews editor Louisa Ermelino. She added that PW “avoids popularity contests, aiming instead for a wide-reaching spectrum of books.”

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you who have purchased my book and shared it with others.  I’m humbled, honored and, frankly, a little giddy.

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photo-24This weekend I was at Palm Springs Pride meeting readers, signing books, giving hugs, taking photos and sweating because I decided to wear jeans in the desert.  It was so nice meeting all of you who stopped by the Author’s Village.

This month, I’ll be out and about.  I want to meet you!

November 13:  PFLAG Long Beach

November 20: PFLAG Los Angeles



About raisingmyrainbow

RaisingMyRainbow.com is a blog about the adventures in raising a fabulous, gender creative son.
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28 Responses to Raising My Rainbow Named One of the Best Books of 2013!

  1. Pingback: Best Books 2013 — Goodreads Choice Awards | What Made me

  2. Congratulations! I look forward to reading this and checking out your posts. My partner and I are both Early Childhood Educators and work very hard with gender biases and to support all children in being themselves. We applaud you!

  3. Woo hoo for you, your book, your rainbow boy, your family, and TOLERANCE!!! You go girl!!!

  4. Korou says:

    I read this post, bought the book and loved reading it! How can you squeeze so much sweetness, happiness and sadness between two covers?
    For me, the most emotional part was the chapter on Chase being bullied. Well done for your handling it!
    Please keep up the good work. I’m glad to have had a tiny part in helping it by buying the book.

  5. Mousme says:

    Congratulations! You’ve done something really special here. You all should be so proud of yourselves!

  6. Ally says:

    What amazing things are happening to you all because you chose love over fear, and your child’s well being over what anyone else thought or said. One of these days when he’s older, I hope CJ starts his own blog from his perspective. I would love to hear his thoughts on when he first realizes how his mom decided to change the world, instead of trying to change him.

  7. So amazing. I’m so happy to hear you are getting great press!

  8. Jeff H. says:

    Been reading you for awhile now, even though this has nothing to do with the above topic I thought you might want to introduce CJ to Eddie Izzard, he is a comedian who likes to dress in women’s clothes. Even though CJ might not get his jokes, it might be nice for him to see a male in the public eye who shares his passion for women’s fashion. I find him very funny and he is very successful.

  9. Cathilee Sharretts says:

    What a wonderful honor–and one you certainly deserve. Please accept my heartiest congratulations!! YOU GO GIRL!!! xoxo Cathilee

  10. Lisa says:

    Congratulations on a well-deserved honor. You and your family are trailblazers. You deserve this accolade and many more! Love the work you are doing!

  11. Dawn Briscoe says:

    Well deserved!! Be sure to take a moment to appreciate the work you have done and the difference you have made to so many lives. Then CELEBRATE!!

  12. Catie Hubley says:

    Just finished the book and it was awesome! I only wish you had written it 12 yrs ago when my son was 3! He was exactly like C.J.! He is 15 now and although he has grown out of the “girl” stage, we are still not sure where he is going to end up. We love him no matter what!
    You are an amazing Mom and I support every decision you make…both of your boys are lucky!
    Keep up the great work!!

  13. Brian says:

    Thank you for writing your book. I only found your blog a few months ago so reading the book brought me up to date and informed me of some of the processes that you went through. What wonderful parents you are. CJ is so lucky. You can read my review of your book at my blog:
    Keep up the good work.

  14. Sofia says:

    You deserve it Lori, congrats…. You’re Amazeballs

  15. Dawn Conti says:

    Hi Lori, Do you have any influence over Barns and Noble?? They seem to lag behind on controversial subjects.. The Noble near me here in N.J. does not have your book. and They do not have Janet Mocks book ( Fish Food) , as well. been looking for hers and vyours. Can`t find them… Don`t have Pay Pal. so ordering is out of the question…Where else can I buy them?

  16. riselikeair says:

    Wonderful news. Congratulations.

  17. Adira says:

    wonderful, a great book

  18. samatwitch says:

    Congratulations! I loved the book.

  19. strawberryquicksand says:

    Well done, Lori!

  20. Ziya Tamesis says:

    Congratulations! You definitely earned it.

  21. Kira says:


  22. Congratulations, that’s amazing! Love reading your blog, I’ll have to download your eBook from Amazon over here in Korea since they lack Barnes and Nobles 🙂 What are the boys saying about all these book tours, TV appearances and all of the other wonderful fame-like-things that are happening in your family? I’m sure they’re ecstatic as well and very proud of their mom!

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