I HATE JOCKS: A survival guide for freaks, weirdos, and social outcasts.
It’s been almost two years since I’ve began sculpting out the concept for this book. It’s taken on different directions and all too often sat on a shelf waiting on me to complete other projects.
Let me take a step back and introduce you to the book. I’m looking to crowd-source a book written by creatives for young creatives. I wish to provide a “no-holds barred” advice to teens and adults in their early 20’s. The book is to be free of any Dr. Laura finger wagging or “expert opinions” and in their place will be the real gritty details of what it means to feel isolated, how to deal with feelings of suicide, real advice on dealing with bullies, drugs, alcohol, and caring for your fellow man.
Why write this? The goal is simple: a book that can be handed to a young creative (not so unlike you or myself) in the hopes that this provides them with the guidance that they are not alone. Providing a clear message that in fact, yes, high school sucks, and by the time you get to college you’ll get to meet more likeminded people…but it still kind of sucks, but by the time you make it into “the real world” people will be looking to you to provide their organizations with ideas to lay the future ground work.
Now I’m reaching out for help. There are many ways that you can can come to the table to make this book come to life. I’m asking for help through contributors who feel that they have a powerful story to share (angry teen to successful creative)…or if writing isn’t your strong suit maybe you would be willing to help artistically through designing the cover….maybe you are able to help with some of the financial burden of going to print and marketing costs (yes, even a marketing strategist can’t get a free website).
If you’re interested in the project, please contact me through my web form and let’s talk about how you can help!
Thank you for your consideration and remember, we’re all in this together.