Alex Myers

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Alex Myers is a writer, teacher, speaker, and activist. Since high school, Alex has campaigned for transgender rights. As a female-to-male transgender person, Alex began his transition at Phillips Exeter Academy and was the first transgender student in that academy’s history. Alex was also the first openly transgender student at Harvard and worked to change the university’s nondiscrimination clause to include gender identity. For the past decade, he has taught English at private high schools and currently lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and two cats.

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“A remarkable novel” (The New York Times) about America’s first female soldier, Deborah Sampson Gannett, who ran away from home in 1782, successfully disguised herself as a man, and fought valiantly in the Revolutionary War.At a time when rigid societal norms seemed absolute, Deborah Sampson risked everything in search of something better. Revolutionary, Alex Myers’s richly imagined and carefully researched debut novel, tells the story of a fierce-tempered young woman...

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Alex Myers: Author of REVOLUTIONARY

REVOLUTIONARY is a fascinating retelling of the story of America’s first female soldier who successfully disguised herself as a man and fought valiantly in the Revolutionary War.

My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. If I am not for myself, who is? (Reb Hillel)

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Kindness, patience, reliability

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. The act of loving and being loved... a balance of having basic wants satisfied but still wanting something profound & sublime.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I'd like to play the guitar well.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Waking up with no memory and no sense of self.

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