I am in the thick of publishing my new book, launching my podcast, building my entertainment industry team, crafting my solo performance, AND staying sober. It’s a juggling act, to say the least. I get proud, sometimes. I don’t want to ask for support when I have not given it. And the truth is I have been treading water since my surgery and divorce.
I simply haven’t had the energy or clarity of mind to be useful to you.
I am well. I have a great therapist and I’m attending AA meetings. I have too much riding on me, to leave remaining well to chance, risking it by “being strong.” I have slowed down to not overwhelm me. And I am bringing on amazing experts to take things away from me, so I only do my genius. God is faithful.
So, I didn’t reach out to you. I apologize. I should have communicated and let you choose instead of silencing you by not letting you in. So today, I am swallowing my pride and asking for help.
I am reaching out for feedback, specifically concerning my book description. I don’t know if I should include gender in the description. Does the description communicate?
The title of the book, tour and performance piece is The Raw Truth: A Pimp Daughter’s Diary.
The tour has a different subtitle: “How to (or The Alchemy/The Art of…) Pimp Pain into Peace, Purpose, Passion, and Profits.” The solo performance has the same name as the book but with an image of me (see attached graphic) while the book has a beautiful cover design.
The book description is below:
From the mean streets of Baltimore to Stanford Ph.D., to a multiple seven-figure earner, this is a relentlessly honest and emotionally intimate account of spiritual healing, salvation, and reclamation of personal power. Ruthlessly authentic, sensually erotic, and viscerally explicit, this story is a road map to guide anyone (brave enough to tell their “real and raw truth”) from socially acceptable acts of self-hate to self-making, self-love but most importantly… self-respect.
SHOULD I ADD “…THIS IS ONE WOMAN’S RELENTLESSLY HONEST ACCOUNT…” OR LEAVE IT AS IS?
IS THE DESCRIPTION CLEAR AND COMPELLING? IS IT TOO THICK? OR IS IT JUST RIGHT?
Thanks in advance for your feedback. I know I don’t deserve it, but I thank you for taking the time out of your life to read my words.
Dr. Venus Opal Reese
Ps: This graphic is a work in progress. It will NOT be the cover for the book. It may be the cover for the solo performance. To grab a seat, go here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-raw-truthtm-a-pimp-daughters-diary-tickets-73737343379