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New Book Chronicles Author’s Journey From Harrowing Childhood to Fulfilling Adulthood

It takes a Village to raise a Child

Mr. Oscar B. Nalls, III has written his first autobiography titled, Beyond The Blessing, One Man’s Journey In Overcoming Self-Defeat and Self-Hatred, that tells a story of heartache, with great sentimentality and no trace of apology. He gives advice throughout the book on the importance of parental involvement, warning signs of juvenile delinquency, and the impact that domestic violence, alcoholism, abuse and neglect can have on our children.

Oscar introduces the reader to his life’s journey as a troubled teen battling the scars that promoted hatred and pain, and how eventually an emotional rollercoaster of low self-esteem, self-defeat and self-hatred consumed his life and caused him to become a crumbled reflection of his pain. He credits the Special Education program as being a powerful influence that allowed him to reach beyond the challenges in his life, to become the man he is today. Readers will find out how author Oscar B. Nalls III faced and overcame all this as he shares his personal story of struggle and triumph in Beyond the Blessing, his new book released through Xlibris.

His story is empowering, inspirational, motivational and educational; it challenges every reader to re-evaluate their relationship with their children and to conduct a self evaluation. It shares the importance of providing a strong spiritual foundation and a positive home environment. Beyond The Blessing, shows that “It takes a Village to raise a Child”, and encourages parents to collaborate with the educational system to ensure that their children are receiving a quality education.

About the Author
Oscar is a committed husband, devoted father, physical trainer, community advocate, author, motivational speaker and mentor. He hopes to inspire men to step into their leadership roles and embrace their responsibilities. He dedicates his time helping fathers and young men in becoming the men that God has destined them to be. The Beyond the Blessing, leadership program is currently offering an outlet for young men and challenges them with physical and mental activities such as: hiking, weight training, and a mentorship program. Oscar is developing workshops geared toward building stronger relationships between fathers and sons. Beyond the Blessing is a memoir that aims to help readers grasp and understand what it means to undergo and overcome one’s adversities in the forms of self-defeat and self-hatred. For more information on this book, log on to

Beyond the Blessing * by Oscar B. Nalls III
One Man’s Journey in Overcoming Self-Defeat and Self-Hated
Publication Date: February 5, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 161 pages; 978-1-4500-2473-0
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 161 pages; 978-1-4500-2474-7

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7479. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7876.

For more information, contact Xlibris at (888) 795-4274 or on the web at


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