- 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
"Ryan Sallans takes his readers on this fantastic, page turning journey about life as a transgender male. . . he offers insight to the personal struggles and triumphs he faces in order to be true to himself . . .a book that will both educate readers and help others. . ."
- Dr. Robi Ludwig- Psychotherapist, TV commentator and Author
". . . a heartbreakingly modern American man's story . . . This is a book for anyone who has ever truly loved or tried to understand another human being. . . This is a brave man's story, bravely told."
-Michael Rowe, Lambda Literary Award and Randy Shilts Nonfiction Award-winning author of Looking For Brothers and Other Men's Sons
". . . When treated academically, gender identity can be a complex and even convoluted topic. Second Son reminds. . .that living your life as you are meant to can be extremely complicated and yet so very simple."
Elizabeth Schroeder, EdD, MSW- Sexuality education expert and Executive Director, Answer
From the Inside Flap
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.