transgender books

Second Son: Transitioning Toward My Destiny, Love and Life
A Memoir | Transgender Books
Ryan K. Sallans

Second Son is a unique lens on life and love, intimately exploring the transition experience of Ryan Sallans—born Kimberly Ann Sallans. Ride alongside Ryan’s transition from a child to a body-obsessed young woman with an eating disorder; from female to male, daughter to son, and finally a beloved partner to a cherished fiancee’. Ryan candidly shares his struggle to find love and acceptance; a struggle that transcends through every layer of society. He nearly died from an extreme case of anorexia as an insecure female college student. The only thing that saved him was his inner spirit begging for a chance to live. Second Son chronicles Ryan’s battle with his family, his romantic partner, and his body. It is an unblinking focus on self-empowerment tracing Ryan’s evolution into manhood as he underwent gender reassignment surgeries. It took twenty-nine years for Ryan to find himself. Second Son is an intimate and honest autobiography that will educate and empower anyone journeying to find their own destiny, love, and life.

“. . . an important and vital book. . . His honesty about his transition is one we don’t see often and it’s very refreshing. This book . . . will educate the masses on what it means to be transgender and in today’s society . . . FOUR STARS!!!”
Larry King, Talk Show Host

“Ryan Sallans is an incredibly brave young man who has written a powerful book. Second Son will save lives.”
Dan Savage, co-founder, It Gets Better Project


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Trade Paper
ISBN 978-0-9895868-2-5
6 x 9, 240 pages

Transgender  people —- Identity
Sex —- psychological aspects
Gender Identity
Coming Out
Eating Disorders
Gay and Lesbian Studies

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Ryan Sallans is a national speaker who shares his journey from female to male-bodied and his struggles with an eating disorder. Ryan received a Master of Arts degree in English and Educational Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Specializing in gender and sexuality with over eleven years of professional experience, Ryan is a LGBTQ-Inclusion Trainer, Consultant, and Author.

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