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Transforming Manhood Ryan Sallans

Transforming Manhood released on September 24, 2019.

Ryan Sallans follows up his successful Second Son autobiography with this thought-provoking look at life in contemporary America. While the term “trans” has become much more visible, the undercurrents of what it actually means still rumbles beneath the surface. In this second searing memoir, Sallans leads his readers on a trip through domestic bliss and family fractures, speaking successes and online harassment, personal heights and dizzying falls. In Transforming Manhood, the author confides what it means to be a public personality, showcasing how his profile has earned him adulation, as well as accusations. Transforming Manhood is a book that chronicles Sallans’s everyday struggles to transition into being a better husband, son, and man.

Interviews and Reviews for Transforming Manhood!

Radio Interview about Transforming Manhood

Transforming Manhood: A trans man’s quest to build bridges and knock down walls
A Memoir | Transgender Books
Ryan K. Sallans

Trade Paper (Release date: September 24, 2019)
ISBN 978-0-9895868-7-0
ISBN 978-0-9895868-6-3 (ebook)
6 x 9, 192 pages

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

Second Son

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

Listed as “Required Reading” in Mary Karr’s NYT best-selling book “The Art of Memoir”

Second Son: Transitioning Toward My Destiny, Love and Life is a story that intimately explores the transition experience of Ryan Sallans, born Kimberly Ann Sallans. Each chapter viscerally pulls the reader through Ryan’s transition from infant to child, child to body-obsessed teenage girl, teenage girl to eating-disordered young woman, female to male, daughter to son, and finally a beloved partner to a cherished fiancé. It offers readers a unique glimpse of life and love as lived by a uniquely talented and truth-telling man.

“Ryan has written an important and vital book.  He tells his incredible story of a new life in a style that makes for a terrific read. This book not only will help those who are struggling with their gender identity but will also educate the masses on what it means to be transgender and in today’s society, this is important.  FOUR STARS!!!”

– Larry King

“Ryan Sallans is an incredibly brave young man who has written a powerful book. Second Son will save lives.”

– Dan Savage

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

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

Other Scout Publishing Titles

Ryan’s publishing company, Scout Publishing LLC has also published other LGBTQ authors.

Transgender Comic Book

What’s Normal Anyway? a comic about being trans male
Fiction | Transgender Comic Book
Morgan Boecher
Released November 16, 2015

What’s Normal Anyway? a comic about being trans male depicts a trans male experience through the story of Mel, who takes the big risk of being himself and transitioning from female to male. This comic adds another voice representing a part of the wide spectrum of human diversity, and is funny about it too.

“WHAT’S NORMAL ANYWAY? is a fun, picaresque expedition into early manhood, with the singular and lovable Mel as your faithful guide. As he discovers himself alongside the reader, Mel’s sweet innocence and quirky sense of humor will pull you into each panel and get you think- ing, ‘Just one more,’ before realizing you’ve finished the whole book. A unique, honest character who—refreshingly—refuses to take himself too seriously.”
—T Cooper, author of
REAL MAN ADVENTURES and CHANGERS

Trade Paper 
ISBN 978-0-9895868-4-9
156 pages

Fiction
Transgender people —- Comic book, strips
Gender Identity
Graphic Novel
Gay and Lesbian Studies

OUTsider by Ruth Marimo

OUTsider
Crossing Borders. Breaking Rules. Gaining Pride
Memoir | LGBT Books
by Ruth Marimo
Released: April 11, 2014

“. . . A must-read for women, and the people who love them.”

– Diane Anderson-Minshall, Editor at Large, Advocate Magazine

OUTsider chronicles the journey of Ruth Marimo, who traveled from Africa to the United States, from abused wife to an out lesbian activist, from a life of fear to one filled with joy. Living as an undocumented immigrant, she details the daily struggles to survive as a health-care worker and to thrive as a wife and mother. Complicating matters, for decades Marimo had denied her true identity as a lesbian woman.

Trade Paper
ISBN: 978-0-9895868-0-1
6 x 9, 264 pages

ebook
Memoir
Women immigrants–United States–Biography
Victims of family violence–United States–Biography
Lesbians–Biography
Coming Out
Zimbabweans–United States–Biography
Gay and Lesbian Studies

Literary Journal

The Outrider Review is a literary journal in publication from 2013 to 2014. Each journal includes poetry, nonfiction, fiction and artwork surrounding themes regarding sexuality, gender and identity. Stock is limited. Once the current copies are sold, the TOR will no longer be available for purchase.

Volume 2, Issue 3

The Outrider Review is a quarterly literary journal that features writers and artists from around the world. Each issue contains approximately 76 pages of intrigue, exploration and intersections of identity. 

Volume 2, Issue 2
Volume 2, Issue 1
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