I’m very excited and proud about this announcement. Recently I signed a major book deal with Beyond Words an Imprint of Atria Books and Simon & Schuster. Since the signing I have been busy writing and producing the book along side a great group of individuals to bring to the world a story I’ve been looking forward to telling: “Dear Father – Breaking the Cycle of Pain.”
Many of you know my poem “Dear Father” from my performances over the years. It has been the piece that has brought me the most joy, the most understanding, the most healing, the most peace. Bigger then the effect of the poem is the story itself. Writing this, taking the cool stroll down memory lane, I was reminded of so many lessons, so many blessings, that I was allowed to attain along the way. Here in this book, this life story, this memoir, this compilation of tales, vignettes, and poetry, I look to share what I’ve learned with you and the world.
The goal of this story is to start a conversation with hopes of sparking healing in our society, especially with the younger generation. Many of the ills that we see in the world stem from single-parented homes, but that doesn’t have to mean that all is lost. Many have witnessed the strength of people and my wish is that this tool will serve as reminder of our strength.
Again, this is a very exciting moment, not just for me and my family, but for all that this book can help. So to Beyond Words, Atria Books, and Simon & Schuster I’m looking forward to continuing to rock with you. And to everyone who has supported me and will support “Dear Father – Breaking the Cycle of Pain,” which is due to come out January 27, 2015, I sincerely thank you! Pre-orders available now!
Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Dear-Father-Breaking-Cycle-Pain/dp/1582705089/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1403913271&sr=1-1&keywords=dear+father+j.ivy
Beyond Words: http://www.beyondword.com/product/dear-father
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