I'm way behind in mentioning this, but thought I would put it out there. My second book -- Wake Up to Your Weight Loss -- springs from workshops I've held in the past, with people looking to combine storytelling, healing and weight loss. It's coming out in about 3 weeks, on May 6th, and will be available from most booksellers. (If not, ask them to order it for you!)
Here's the press release from my publicist. Thanks for listening.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Becca@AStoriedLife.com – email
A STORIED LIFE PUBLISHING ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF WAKE UP TO YOUR WEIGHT LOSS
(LOS ANGELES, CA)—(March 26, 2008)—A Storied Life Publishing announced today the release of Wake Up to Your Weight Loss: Using the Art of Personal Narrative to Achieve Your Best Body on May 6, 2008.
“There are truly no accidents,” said Noel Brinkerhoff, executive director of A Storied Life Publishing. “Just as the news about record levels of obesity was hitting the newsstands, Alyson Mead’s Wake Up to Your Weight Loss crossed my desk. Personally, I know dozens of people who are trying to lose weight in a conscious manner, without buying into all of the crazy diet myths out there. I believe this book can really help people achieve the body that works best for them, no matter what their circumstances.”
Using a combination of guided meditations, follow up exercises and instruction on how to identify the internal stories people tell themselves all the time, usually without knowing it, Mead’s program helps readers identify emotional problems behind overeating, provides motivation for exercise and even helps them completely rewrite the story of their lives.
“Overall health is important to me for several reasons,” said Alyson Mead, author of Wake Up to Your Weight Loss. “It’s the baseline from which we all operate, the place that has to be OK if we’re going to achieve anything more. It’s clear to me, from personal experience, that diets just don’t work. Only by dealing with the emotional aspects of weight gain, and eventually weight loss, in conjunction with healthier food choices and exercise can there be real and lasting results. I believe that’s how the Buddha would approach dieting, if he were around today.”
Mead is the author of the acclaimed Wake Up to Your Stories. Her fiction, essays and articles have been published in over 30 publications, including Salon.com, In These Times, The Sun, Whole Life Times, Spirit and the New York Daily News. She has received the Columbine Award for Screenwriting, the Roy W. Dean Filmmaking Grant and a Writer’s Digest Award.
The book will be released through Amazon and major book retailers. Review copies are available by email request to Becca Hornbuckle at Becca@AStoriedLife.com.
Mead is available for interviews.