Outskirts Press Author Appears in Oprah’s Audience: Alexander Devereux

Alexander Devereux
Alexander is in the first row on the right.

On Friday, November 5, 2010, Alexander was in the audience of the Oprah Winfrey show, along with 200 other men who suffered from sexual abuse during their childhood. This is the same abuse he shares in detail in his book, Gar Fish & Long Gravy.

Alexander Devereux’s Gar Fish & Long Gravy: Memoirs of Southern Sensibility, published by Outskirts Press, collects the stories, insight, tragedies, and uproarious wit of an unforgettable cast of characters.

Based on real-life experiences, Gar Fish & Long Gravy is about the mistakes we make, the loves we share, and the stories we tell each other that make us who we are. It is the touching story of a boy who ultimately breaks free of the poverty and abuse of his extended family, yet never forgets the important lessons he learned along the way.


Alexander Devereux overcame epilepsy at birth, dyslexia, and poverty to graduate from college and become a highly successful professional. An ordained minister, he works in the administrative field of higher education. Devereux is at work on his second book, a follow-up to Gar Fish and Long Gravy. He lives in Atlanta.

A brief interview with Alexander is featured here: http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/In-His-Own-Words-Male-Survivors-Speak-Out/20.

For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/alexanderdevereux.



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