RECORDING ARTIST LEDISI DEBUTS BOOK

SINGER LEDISI RELEASES AN INSPIRING NEW BOOK

ESSENCE PRESENTS LEDISI: BETTER THAN ALRIGHT

ESSENCE magazine recently partnered with recording artist Ledisi to share the moments that have led the multiple Grammy nominated singer to a greater sense of self, purpose and peace in the upcoming book, Better Than Alright: Finding Peace, Love & Power (Time Home Entertainment Inc.; Hardcover, on sale June 5, 2012, $16.95).

 

Better Than Alright, is an innovative collaboration with ESSENCE and Ledisi in her writing debut, that is filled with the singer’s personal photos, quotes, lyrics and richly detailed stories of the musician’s journey to acceptance of her beauty, talent and power.

 

Fans of the singer’s anthems such as “Pieces of Me” and “Bravo,” Ledisi’s recently-released single, will enjoy the uplifting and colorful tone of Better Than Alright. Readers searching for rich personal tales enveloped in vibrant prose will also enjoy this innovative book’s meditations, musings, poetry, and deeply personal essays. Ledisi also contributes many of the dazzling images that illuminate the text.

 

ESSENCE, the world’s premier brand for African-American women, has a tradition of introducing new writing talent beginning in 1974 when Terry McMillan won the magazine’s annual college writing contest. Over the years ESSENCE has introduced a wide range of African American authors from Bebe Moore Campbell to recent National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward (Salvage the Bones).

 

Ledisi, who has been described as having a mix of Tina Turner’s energy, Nina Simone’s brilliance, and Ella Fitzgerald’s range, debut Better Than Alright promises to be used as a “real life” inspiration to others.

 

Better Than Alright hits bookstores everywhere on June 5. If you would like to arrange an interview at BOOKEXPO, Please contact:

 

VANESSE LLOYD-SGAMBATI

THE LITERARY MEDIA AND PUBLISHING CONSULTANTS

(215) 877-2012/(215) 888-4673

vlloydsgam@aol.com

 

 

ABOUT ESSENCE COMMUNICATIONS INC.:

Essence Communications Inc. (ECI) is the number one media company dedicated to African-American women, with a multi-platform presence in publishing, live events, and online.  The company’s flagship publication, ESSENCE magazine, is the preeminent lifestyle magazine for African-American women; generating brand extensions such as the Essence Music Festival, ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood and Black Women in Music, Window on Our Women and Smart Beauty consumer insights series, the Essence Book Club, Essence.com, and ventures in digital media (mobile, television and VOD). For 42 years, ESSENCE, which has a brand reach of over 8 million, has been the leading source of cutting-edge information and specific solutions relating to every area of African-American women’s lives.  Additional information about ECI and ESSENCE is available at www.essence.com.

 

Mozell Miley-Bailey, ESSENCE                                          Sheila Harris, ESSENCE

212-522-1634                                                                          212-522-1089

mmileybailey@essence.com                                                 sharris@essence.com

 

 

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