Why Should I Read This Book?
I’m not a doctor or a psychologist. I don’t have multiple degrees, twenty years experience encouraging people to be one with their oneness, or ten self-help books about being a leaf on a pond. I’m just a guy with a not-so-average body type who thought his (often humorous) perspective might be something that might help people. For those of you who have been or continue to be “down with the thickness” my hope is this book will be something that you can relate to, and might even be a source of encouragement. For the rest, perhaps it’ll be educational in some regard and maybe help you to see things from another perspective. Regardless of body type there are still experiences that we all, as human beings, share and sometimes the key to overcoming the more difficult of those experiences is to look at things from a fresh point of view, with humor, or even to realize that there are other people out there that have been there and survived.
At the time of my writing this I’m a few months past my thirty-first birthday. In that relatively short time I’ve had many experiences that many would consider unique. I’ve been an agnostic, a licensed minister, and a cynic. I’ve been a volunteer chaplain for a prison, lived in a transitional living facility as a manager with homeless families, and a white youth pastor in an African American church in the middle of the inner city. I’ve dealt with depression, suicide, and being a “morbidly obese” guy living in a world about two or three sizes smaller than me. The following book is my perspective and opinions on things like life, relationships, and even religion. I don’t profess to have all the answers, I just hope that someone somewhere out there might read this and be touched in some way.
Is This Just About Being Fat?
No, not really. I try to address issues that everyone deals with at some point or another, such as relationships, religion, other broad topics that don’t start with R. However, my own experiences, in particular- my size, tends to color my perspective on a lot of these things because it is such a big part of who I am and how I live from day to day.
Will I Be Able To Get a Copy of The Book At Some Point?
Yes, DWTT will be available world-wide for the Amazon Kindle on 8/21/2012 for $0.99 (or it’s equivalent in non-U.S. currency).