Tuesday, April 5, 2011

New Book by Tyrese Gibson - "How To Get Out Your Own Way"

Tyrese Gibson is an actor, R&B singer, former fashion model, and now an author.  Tyrese was raised in Los Angeles, California by a single mother.  His career began when he won a talent show at age fourteen.  An appearance in a Coca-Cola commercial singing "Always Coca-Cola," led to wider fame.  I remember that commercial so well.  It's hard to believe that was almost twenty years ago!

The 32-year-old star is shining in a different way now.  His new book, How To Get Out Your Own Way, is a memoir and inspirational guide. The book is organized into a series of questions that helped Tyrese redefine who he was and to evolve as a man.  It is a guide to helping yourself, using his experiences as a learning tool.

Last week, I had the privilege of participating in an online press conference with Tyrese.  He spoke with Linda Duggins, Director of Multicultural Publicity of Hachette Book Group and he took questions from reporters.  He was very candid about why he wrote the book.  He really desires to inspire people to be the best that they can be.  He spoke about how, as a youth, he was inspired by everyday people that successfully faced challenges - his mother, neighbors, etc.  He wants to use his success as a way to reach out to people.  Fans may see his picture on the cover of his book and pick it up because they admire his talent.  However, once they begin reading it, they will receive a powerful message.  I was impressed by how sincere Tyrese was during the press conference.  He was very down to earth and he has a lot to say.  I think this book will accomplish his goal of inspiration.

Click here to purchase How To Get Out Your Own Way from The Quality Corner

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