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Alan Samry

Lead Writer
Alan Samry is an author, librarian, and local historian who dons and doffs a below-knee prosthesis every day. Amid COVID-19, Alan has embraced the gig economy. He’s an independent scholar, free-lance writer, part-time librarian, and tour guide. His local history book, Clay City Tile: Frank Brown and the Company that Built Fairhope, was published in July. Stump the Librarian: A Writer’s Book of Legs, a memoir and history of leg amputees, was published in 2018. Alan and his wife Susan have lived in Fairhope since 2005. When he’s downtown, Alan is easy to recognize. Look for the guy wearing a fake leg riding a red bicycle or walking down Fairhope Avenue wearing a blue leg.