Odd Man Out: a Gay Black Swimmer
Odd Man Out: An Autobiography is more than just a story of Jeff Commings' journey through a swimming career that took him to two Olympic Trials, granted him a place on several USA Swimming national teams and helped him break several Masters swimming world records.
The true stories you will read in this book also tell of a young man struggling to live his life as a gay man in a sport and a society that he feared wouldn't accept him. Equally heartbreaking and funny, this book is an uncompromising tale of the courage, perseverance, talent and friendships that help bring out the best in you. It tests readers from all walks of life to look inwardly and reflect on their own fears and insecurities.
Jeff Commings is a world-class swimmer, USA National Team veteran, U.S. Masters Swimming world record holder and Swimming World TV associate producer. Now he's an author. He published his autobiography, ODD MAN OUT: True Stories from a Gay Black Swimmer. To order a copy, go to http://www.dolphinsofthedesert.com/odd_man_out.htm
Watch the videos below about his process of coming out and writing his autobiography.