“I am finally ready to change lives and encourage victims to take their power back by telling my story…..”, says Young.
Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2010
Celebrity, Norwood Young, is best known for his work with the legendary jazz group ‘Pieces of a Dream," and the infamous Los Angeles landmark, Youngwood Court. Norwood is set to take Hollywood by storm with a riveting, intense documentary that is sure to be the buzz of Hollywood and the nation. “GETTING BACK TO MY ME” is a reality documentary of which was the inspiration of the soon to be released autobiography with the same title, which was written by Norwood Young with Pulitzer Prize Winner, Karen Hunter. The memoir chronicles his life from sexual and drug abuse to the perils of the Hollywood. The documentary talks about how he transformed from being a victim into finding himself again, and reigning victorious.
What is compelling about this footage, is the viewer will actually witness Norwood’s step by step process of reversing facial surgeries which he originally sought to become and recreate someone else in order to numb himself of personal traumatic experiences that brought him unbearable emotional pain.
The return quest shows his visits to a reconstructive surgeon who methodically changes his face back to his original self, as he narrates why he is going through these procedures .“I had to share this because there so many I am sure that have kept secrets of abuse.My secret manifested over the course of many years and almost destroyed me. I want to encourage people by example to dig deep, find strength, talk about it, and find themselves again as I did," says Young.
With Young’s autobiography,” Getting Back To My Me,” now completed , the book is set for official release October 5, 2010 with pre-orders available now through Barnes and Noble Stores and Barnes and Noble online.Published by Simon and Schuster. Young is now embarking on an Abuse Awareness Campaign to create dialogue regarding breaking the silence as it pertains to abuse based on his reality documentary, GETTING BACK TO MY ME. A must see!
Young’s doc is proving to be hot on the wire as he is receiving hundreds of daily responses from fans, supporters and strangers many of which are coming forth with various testimonies of abuse and gratitude for this honest and sometimes graphic portrayal of hope. Those who have seen this in private screenings, walk in reserved, and always exit affected emotionally. The documentary is also underscored by a uplifting song written by Young also called, "Getting back to my me," that is sure to become an all time inspirational classic.
To see GETTING BACK TO MY ME documentary, click on link : http://youtu.be/9amI7DwLVn8?a
In addition to the identity quest, there were many obstacles that remained after stardom, such as racial prejudice endured after he purchased a home in ritzy Hancock Park. Controversy plagued the historic home with him being one of the very few first African Americans in the ritzy neighborhood. After he decorated his front lawn with twenty replicas of world renowned “Michelangelo’s David” Statues, his journey consisted of enduring countless experiences of racial prejudice even in the millennium. Norwood would spend the next thirteen years fighting for his freedom of expression as uptight neighbors tried to get him to get him to take the statues down or better yet move out. The late Honorable Johnny Cochran pro bono, represented Norwood in the cases brought him and won.
Today the infamous Youngwood Court Estate is both a landmark and tourist attraction. As of November 2008 , change has come. As Barack Obama is elected in to the office of the President of the USA, so is Norwood Young inducted as the “King of Hancock Park” by the prestigious “La City Beat” publication, where he received proclamations by Tom Labonge, and Bernard Parks both city councilman. They acknowledged him for his strength and courage to fight for his rights to freedom of speech and self expression. The event was hosted by Natalie Cole. Norwood Young is also synonymous with throwing and producing some of the most over the top and lavish parties /events ever seen in Hollywood .
A philanthropist at heart, Norwood continues to work with restaurants and homeless shelters the city of Los Angeles through his nonprofit “Feed His People.” a non-profit organization that works diligently providing food daily to those in need of food . http://www.wefeedhispeople.org,
“I am finally ready to change lives and encourage victims to take their power back by telling my story,” says Young.
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