From Judge to Jail to Joy

Dr. Lesly Devereaux releases her long awaited book, Breaking Codependency: How to navigate the traps that sabotage your life

Former New Jersey Commerce Commission Chief of Staff, Dr. Lesly Devereaux, has published her long awaited book, Breaking Codependency: How to Navigate the Traps that Sabotage Your Life.She will celebratewith a Book Launch Soirée, Friday, September 26, 2014 at 6:00 PM at the Essex Sports Café, 18 Green Street, Newark, NJ.

Coming on the heels of her rise from a major fall – from Judge to Jail to Joy, Dr. Lesly is extremely transparent with the readers as she shares her experience and perspective on breaking codependency. She pulls no punches, offering readers a unique and practical guide to self-discovery and authentic living, free from the traps of codependency. She shares that her family life played a major role in her personal struggle with enabling as well as her triumph over self-acceptance, forgiveness and resilience. What differentiates her book from other books on this topic is the reader is brought into the life of the author as she navigates being incarcerated, while reflecting on the enabling behaviors that put her there in the first place. The book is full of great advice and elaborates on Dr. Lesly’s tried and tested methods.

John Filimon, Senior Producer Dr. Oz Show says, “With her new book, Dr. Lesly literally reinvents the self-help genre. Breaking Codependency: How to Navigate the Traps that Sabotage Your Life is an exhilarating page-turner with all the grit of a thrilling suspense novel. This autobiographical journey kept me on the edge of my seat, while offering concrete solutions to the pitfalls of codependency and enabling. Its uplifting, inspirational message makes it a must read for women everywhere.

Dr. Lesly will read her favorite passages, answer questions, and autograph books, which will be available for purchase. Attorney Paulette Brown, President-Elect of the American Bar, will be the Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening. Light refreshments will be served...

Dr. Lesly Devereaux is a graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law, and both her Masters and Doctor of Ministry from New Brunswick Theological Seminary. She is the wife of Leslie Devereaux and they are the parents of three young men of which they are very proud.

For more information about Dr. Lesly and to pre-order your copy of Breaking Codependency: How to Navigate the Traps that Sabotage Your Life, please visit

To book Dr. Lesly for interviews and/or schedule a book signing, contact Vesta Godwin Clark at 908-803-6086.

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3 years ago

Thank you for your message, and your transparency. It ministers.