Review: ‘Getting Over the Rainbow’

Getting Over the RainbowBY BETT NORRIS

“Getting Over the Rainbow” by Danielle Ariano
92 pages (E-book only)

Danielle Ariano has written a wonderful memoir about coming out.

Yes, we still need these stories. Of course we do, especially when they are as well-written and engaging as this book.

“Getting Over the Rainbow” follows the author through the years beginning with her accepting her sexuality and ending with her wedding. This memoir immediately sends the reader to the nostalgia train back to one’s own coming out process.

Sometimes painful in its honesty, (Ariano writes the shame she felt about being gay) it is also funny and touching. From beginning to end, it was a pleasure to read. This is her first book. I hope we see more from her in the future.

Danielle Ariano is a writer and cabinetmaker. Her work has been featured on Huffington Post, Baltimore Fishbowl and Cobalt Review. Her forthcoming memoir, “Getting Over the Rainbow,” will be published by Shebooks October 31, 2014.

Ariano lives in Lutherville, Maryland, with her wife and their two dogs. When she is not writing or building, you can usually find her at the beach surfing. She blogs at

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