344 Pounds: The Book is Coming
I’ve been working on something pretty big the last few months. I’ve hinted about it in various posts and comments since January, but I wanted to wait until we were closer to announce anything. We’re close enough.
I’m planning to write a book about my journey.
I’ve had an agent since January and we’ve been crafting a book proposal (an outline of the book) to send to publishers. I thought it was a good time to announce the book as we just started sending the proposal off to publishers during the last couple of weeks — a few of whom already read the blog.
So, what will the book be about?
The book will cover my journey and struggle with obesity throughout my life. I’ll share what it was like growing up overweight, having few friends, dealing with bullies and the struggles I had being grossly overweight as a teenager in public school. Of course, the majority of the book will cover 2009, month by month, as I detail how I lost 125 pounds in a year.
The book will go more in-depth than I ever could on 344Pounds.com.
I don’t have any details on a release date, official title, etc., as that will all come down the road after we have a publishing company. For now, though, I just wanted you guys to know what was happening. This blog has always been about transparency (we started with a video of me shirtless at 344 pounds, after all) and I’ll keep you updated as we go along.
Publishers: Feel free to e-mail me and I’ll put you in touch with my agent.
Everyone else: Would you buy my book?