Alexandra Bogdanovic, Manhattanville College Class of ‘91 has transitioned from an Award-winning journalist to a published author.
What if you were happily married and suddenly learned your spouse was transgender? How would you feel? What would you do? Could you handle the truth?
Those are the questions award-winning reporter Alexandra Bogdanovic tackles in her memoir, Truth Be Told: Adam Becomes Audrey, which is now available on Amazon.com and other major online booksellers.
“Truth Be Told: Adam Becomes Audrey is the true account of how I met, fell in love with and the man of my dreams only to find out that he self-identified as and wanted to have gender reassignment surgery to become a woman,” Bogdanovic said. “I also share what happened after I learned the truth.”
Bogdanovic said she wrote the book, which was published by Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency, in an effort to achieve some measure of catharsis and to share another side of an oft-told story.
“Many members of the LGBT community write books in order to share their experiences, but we seldom hear how those experiences affect their friends and family,” Bogdanovic said. “If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a journalist, it’s that there are always two sides to the story.”
Bogdanovic also said she wouldn’t have been able to write the story at all if she hadn’t gone to Manhattanville College, or been a member of the school’s intercollegiate equestrian team during her junior and senior years.
“Adam and I met at an intercollegiate horse show during my junior year,” she said. “The rest is history.”
Bogdanovic graduated from Manhattanville with a B.A. in English with a concentration in writing in 1991 and devoted more than 20 years to community journalism at newspapers in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area and Virginia. She is the recipient of 10 Virginia Press Association awards and one New York Press Association award.