I gotta to thank Shaun for inviting me to her personal myspace group where she talks about self-esteem and pride issues for teens. I think Shaun thinks I am a teen. Isn’t that cute. A few weeks ago, I got an invite from Random House for her Barnes and Noble Booksigning on a date I already had booked for an event, but made sure to find out how all went and it looks like Shaun’s book is a hit and sure bet contendor for a NAACP IMAGE AWARD. She’s doing her thing and I am recommending her book for everyone to read because for one, what other celebrated journalist is holding it down on tv for years without any controversy and just as beautiful as ever and secure in herself. Shaun is a true role model. Little girls will be inspired to go after their dreams with Shaun’s over all leadership. A classy lady is going to the top and is now a celebrated author.
Here is an article from OMG that I began reading:
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — She’s won an Emmy, written columns for popular magazines and of course, is the weekend co-host and a correspondent for Access Hollywood, but when Shaun Robinson sat down to write her first book, she decided to not pen her manuscript about the glitz and glamour of the entertainment world.
“People are asking me, ‘Is there any scandal in the book?'” Shaun explained to AccessHollywood.com about the curiosity surrounding “Exactly As I Am: Celebrated Women Share Candid Advice with Today’s Girls on What It Takes to Believe in Yourself,” out today on Ballantine Books. “And I said, ‘Nope, sorry, no scandal. That’s a book somebody else can write.”
Instead, after receiving questions from young women across the country who desperately want to be like their celebrity idols in television and film, Shaun decided to write a book offering self-esteem boosting words of wisdom from her own life and with the help of a host of celebrities.
“Girls today are so influenced by what they see on television and in magazines, film and media across the board and I began to realize how those images affect girls and how they feel about themselves,” Shaun explained. “That’s really nothing new, but I think the topic has taken on more of an urgency because there’s becoming more of an emphasis on looks. With all these messages of female empowerment, girls are still feeling incredibly, incredibly inadequate.”
To find out more about Shaun Robinson, visit her site at www.ShaunRobinson.com.