Saving Alex: When I was Fifteen I Told My Mormon Parents I Was Gay, and Thats When My Nightmare Began Audiobook, by Alex Cooper Play Audiobook Sample

Saving Alex: When I was Fifteen I Told My Mormon Parents I Was Gay, and That's When My Nightmare Began Audiobook

Saving Alex: When I was Fifteen I Told My Mormon Parents I Was Gay, and Thats When My Nightmare Began Audiobook, by Alex Cooper Play Audiobook Sample
FlexPass™ Price: $19.95
$9.95 for new members!
(Includes UNLIMITED podcast listening)
  • Love your audiobook or we'll exchange it
  • No credits to manage, just big savings
  • Unlimited podcast listening
Add to Cart
$9.95/m - cancel anytime - 
learn more
OR
Regular Price: $27.99 Add to Cart
Read By: Luci Christian, Luci Christian Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: March 2016 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780062455291

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

22

Longest Chapter Length:

65:45 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

19 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

24:00 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

1

Publisher Description

Days after Alex Cooper told her parents that she was gay, they drove Alex from their home in Southern California to Utah, where they signed over guardianship to fellow Mormons who promised to save Alex from her homosexuality.

For eight harrowing months, Alex was held captive in an unlicensed “residential treatment program,” modeled on the many “therapeutic” boot camps scattered across Utah. Alex was physically and verbally abused, and forced to stand facing a wall for up to eighteen hours a day wearing a heavy backpack full of rocks. “God’s plan does not apply to gay people,” her captors told her, using faith to punish and terrorize her. With the help of a dedicated legal team in Salt Lake City, Alex would eventually escape and make legal history in Utah by winning the right to live under the law’s protection as an openly gay teenager.

Saving Alex is a horrific yet uplifting story of identity, faith, courage, acceptance, and freedom that reveals what happens when religion goes too far and how a group of dedicated Americans and one young woman fought for her rights, including finding the strength and courage to be herself, and how her story has inspired countless others along the way.

Download and start listening now!

“The suspenseful, well-written account of Alex’s eight months of ‘reparative’ therapy makes for compelling reading. Alex’s horrifying story is one that needs to be heard, and her book is an eloquent testament to that. It is encouraging proof that, as Alex is told, things do get better.”

— Booklist (starred review) 

Quotes

  • “Alex’s engrossing and shocking story is the triumph of courage, authenticity and hope over shame, bigotry and ignorance. The nightmare of Alex’s story is a key reason we will soon succeed in ending the cruel and dangerous practice of conversion therapy.”

    — Kate Kendell, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights
  • “Expressive, moving, and honest…Cooper’s story demonstrates how it is still possible to endure and prevail.”

    — Kirkus Reviews

Saving Alex Listener Reviews

Be the first to write a review about this audiobook!

About the Authors

Alex Cooper would make legal history in Utah by winning the right to live under the law’s protection as an openly gay teenager. Now in her twenties, she lives in Portland, Oregon, with her girlfriend.

Joanna Brooks lives in San Diego, California. An author and recognized expert on Mormonism, gender issues, and LGBTQ advocacy, she is the chair of the Department of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University.

About the Narrators

Luci Christian is an actress and writer, known for her voice-over performance in One Piece, Starship Troopers: Invasion, and Appleseed Alpha, among many other animated films and television series. She has been married to Michael Bell since 2008. They have two children.

Luci Christian is an actress and writer, known for her voice-over performance in One Piece, Starship Troopers: Invasion, and Appleseed Alpha, among many other animated films and television series. She has been married to Michael Bell since 2008. They have two children.