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Featured Indie Book: Truth Be Told: Adam becomes Audrey (Alexandra Bogdanovic)

Truth Be Told: Adam becomes Audrey (Alexandra Bogdanovic)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Memoir Truth Be Told: Adam becomes Audrey by Alexandra Bogdanovic.

Truth Be Told: Adam becomes Audrey: While many members of the LGBT community come forward to share their experiences, we seldom hear about how those experiences affect their friends and families. The author told her story in order to give those people a voice, to let them know their stories are also important and that it is okay to share them if they feel so inclined.

The Book has been published via Strategic Book Publishing and is available as Paperback - 174 pages - released in August 2012.

About the Book

Chastity Bono is now Chaz. Her decision to "become" a man made headlines around the world, but she is not alone. Transgender men and women frequently appear on television talk shows and reality programs to share their stories. By doing so, they inevitably get the attention they seek, but not necessarily the kind of attention they want. While some come forth in an effort to promote tolerance, acceptance and understanding in mainstream society, their decision to live as or in some cases have surgery to become - the opposite gender often sparks curiosity and more visceral reactions born out of ignorance.

But this is the other side of the story.

Truth Be Told: Adam Becomes Audrey is a tragedy, a comedy and a love story. It is the Author's story. In vivid detail, she recalls how she met, fell in love with and married the man of her dreams, only to find that he self-identified as and wanted to become a woman. Read what happened after she learned the truth.

Truth Be Told: Adam becomes Audrey (Alexandra Bogdanovic)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "[...] A heartfelt, well written story. If you like true stories told from the heart, I highly recommend this one. " - Joanne Stewart

- "Truth Be Told is a bittersweet story, sad but with hope; it's about finding yourself, finding also love in the meantime, and losing it; it's about second chances that arrive if you are courageous enough to open your heart.
This is the first book from this author that I've read. Excellent short story. The characters we'll define and the author dragged me into the story. The ending was a surprise, but also so very perfect. Please write more, as I will be reading your works. "
- MaryAnn

- "[...] this is a book for people with an open mind. Do not judge someone on the choices they make, until you have been in their spot. I applaud Alex for being so brave as to bear her emotions and her heart in this way. This is a very private and personal journey that she decided to share. " - Garnett1377

- "[...] She'll take you inside her head, and let you figure out how she reeled, rebounded, and endures. If you want a truly unique memoir experience, I suggest you get this book. " - Joseph A Turkot

- "Alexandra Bogdanovic's Truth Be Told Adam Becomes Audrey was a fascinating read. It provided a glimpse of an ordinary couple's life that very suddenly became anything but ordinary. After a satisfying courtship and several happy years of marriage to Adam, Alexandra, at a counselor's office, is suddenly faced with the news that her husband is really a woman. [...] " - Kris

About the Author

Author Alexandra Bogdanovic
Author Alexandra Bogdanovic
Alexandra Bogdanovic was born in Bronxville, N.Y. and grew up in Greenwich, Conn. She knew she wanted to be a reporter at age 12, and received her first byline in the Greenwich Time when she was a high school freshman. By the time she graduated from the Convent of the Sacred Heart in 1987, she'd been covering high school sports for a daily newspaper for four years.

In 1991, Bogdanovic graduated from Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y., with a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in writing. She officially began her journalism career as an editorial assistant at The Advocate in Stamford, Conn., soon after graduation. After paying her dues at a daily newspaper, Bogdanovic decided to devote her efforts to community journalism in order to have a more direct and meaningful impact in the towns and villages where she worked.

Bogdanovic covered police, courts and municipal government at several weekly newspapers in the New York City suburbs from 1996 to 2003. As a reporter for The Sound Shore Review, she received recognition from New York Press Association for a story about poor emergency response to a bomb threat at an elementary school. One of her greatest challenges while working in Rye was covering the mutual aid response and local reaction to the Terrorist Attacks of September 11.

After receiving 10 Virginia Press Association awards for her work at a twice-weekly newspaper in Warrenton, Va., from 2004 to 2012, the veteran reporter returned to Connecticut, where she is now a freelance writer.

She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, chilling with her cat, Eli and watching and photographing high-goal polo.

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Truth Be Told: Adam becomes Audrey (Alexandra Bogdanovic)