The Stonewall Inn has sanctioned the book as an inspiring tale written by a courageous young gay man and is proud to be hosting the official book launch event on July 10, hoping to bring more attention to the book and its powerful message.
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New York, NY (PRWEB) July 02, 2016
The struggle is real for many people—whether it is addiction, homelessness, bullying, forgotten dreams, age, race, sexuality, gender identity or whatever it is that troubles human beings and makes them feel so alone. Kody Christiansen, a new voice for the struggling, gives them hope with his brand new tell-all memoir “Hollywood Heartbreak | New York Dreams.”
"Dreams can often turn into heartbreak. Just ask Kaleb, a renowned Britney Spears impersonator whose tumultuous journey from Texas to New York to Hollywood, and back again, serves as the catalyst for this tragic but ultimately inspiring true story. Appearing on national television as his alter ego "Sarah Summers," Kaleb immerses himself in the Hollywood celebrity culture, including heavy drug and alcohol abuse. He uses his talents to beguile women while confusing men. When he falls in love with a famous rock star, his world is turned upside down. Every peak Kaleb reaches in the entertainment world is followed by stumbles into many self-imposed despairing valleys. A series of tragic events sends him back to New York where his world becomes even darker and more ominous as this once enchanting creature turns into a homeless alcoholic struggling through New York City's shelter system. Kaleb's determination to turn his life around and resurrect his entertainment career is hard fought and awe inspiring.” —Author’s Synopsis.
Kathryn Bennett, in her international 5-Star review for ReadersFavorite.com, eloquently reveals the powerful message behind the book: “This is not a fictional tale being told for extremes, but someone's real life. I held my breath in parts, cried in others, and laughed as well. I was joyful when Kaleb managed to pick himself up from the pit of being addicted and on the streets of New York to find life again. A true inspiration to all of us. It leaves the reader with a feeling of the ability to overcome almost anything.”
“I was honored and touched by her review. I went through the hardest years of my life, I was at the brink of suicide a few times, but I knew I was meant for more. I was able to come back to life with a resolute commitment to my sobriety and the dreams I had all but given up on. With a little faith in myself and the support from unexpected sources, I was able to let go of my ego and live a happy ending for this story. I figured if the Universe forced me to go through all this struggle, then it was my duty to write down my story, in hopes that it could help others, no matter their issues,” says Kody in response.
Kody Christiansen looks forward to sharing his harrowing tale to new audiences around the world through additional television and print interviews. Host Ginger Broderick of GingerNewYork TV Show at Manhattan Neighborhood Network raved about “Hollywood Heartbreak | New York Dreams” during her interview with the author. “It’s a great read, I’ve been going through it, peering into your life and I thought 'wow'! It’s really mouth-dropping,” she said. Get Out! Magazine compliments Kody’s work by stating, “He is a clever storyteller, taking the reader on this roller coaster journey without any seat belts for protection.”
The world-famous birthplace of the American gay rights movement, now a national monument, The Stonewall Inn, hosts the official book release party for “Hollywood Heartbreak | New York Dreams” on July 10, 2016, at 7:00 pm. The Stonewall Inn has sanctioned the book as an inspiring tale written by a courageous young gay man and is proud to be hosting the official book launch event on July 10, hoping to bring more attention to the book and its powerful message.
Hollywood Heartbreak | New York Dreams is on sale now at:
Barnes and Noble:
In store purchase at:
- McNally Jackson, Prince Street, NY, NY
- The NYU Bookstore, Broadway, NY, NY
- Barnes and Noble – Union Square, NY, NY
- Book Soup, Sunset Blvd., LA, CA
Video - Live Video Interview with GingerNewYork at: https://youtu.be/i1ylN_Z5xOY