NEW YORK, NY – July 12 –Jeter Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of THE STUFF: Unlock Your Power to Overcome Challenges, Soar, and Succeed by New York Times bestselling author Sampson Davis, M.D. and Sharlee Jeter, it was announced today by Louise Burke, President of the Gallery Books Group.
Over the past decade, Sharlee Jeter and Dr. Sampson Davis have studied the psychologies and coping mechanisms of a range of individuals who’ve faced tremendous risks and dangers, along with those who have overcome overwhelming odds, to understand what these people have in common. In doing so, Jeter and Davis have identified what they call THE STUFF: A cultivatable inner fortitude used by people to overcome obstacles, soar, and succeed. Everyone has this fortitude but only some people are able to harness it and thrive.
In THE STUFF, Davis and Jeter highlight 11 core elements that allow individuals not only to survive, but to flourish in the face of extraordinarily challenging circumstances. The book features men and women who have THE STUFF – athletes, entrepreneurs, parents, and others – and whose stories will inspire readers to realize that no matter how difficult their lives may be, they can employ the core practices found in the book to find hope, happiness, and fulfillment.
“Growing up in Newark, I faced my share of challenges, and what always inspired me was people who didn’t ignore or run from what life threw at them but confronted it head on and emerged stronger. THE STUFF is my way of sharing that same inspiration with anyone looking for the certainty they need to conquer life’s tests,” said Dr. Davis.
“In the course of my life and work with the Turn 2 Foundation, I have encountered remarkable people whose ability to overcome seemingly impossible circumstances has inspired me. We wrote “The Stuff” as a way to share their incredible stories, document my search for more real-life superheroes, and uncover the special quality that drives individuals to do extraordinary things. My hope is to empower young people to dig deep and believe they can achieve anything,” said Sharlee Jeter.
“The stories of triumph that Sampson and Sharlee have uncovered in researching The Stuff are truly inspirational,” Burke said. “The message speaks to the heart of the Jeter Publishing mission, and we couldn’t be happier to bring this to readers everywhere,” said Louise Burke.
Dr. Sampson Davis is an emergency room physician, public speaker, philanthropist and New York Times bestselling author of THE PACT. He is one of the founders of The Three Doctors Foundation, a non-profit organization that offers free public programs focused on health education, leadership, and mentoring. Dr. Davis received the Essence Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. He is the youngest physician to receive the National Medical Association’s highest honor, the Scroll of Merit, and was honored at the 2009 BET Awards. He has co-authored several bestselling books including THE PACT and LIVING AND DYING IN BRICK CITY. Sharlee Jeter is the president of the Turn 2 Foundation, which was established by her brother, Derek Jeter. The Foundation has successfully channel fundraising power into results as demonstrated by its signature initiative, Jeter’s Leaders, a leadership development program for high school students.
Simultaneously, Davis and Jeter are launching theSTUFFmovement.com, an online platform and community for readers, and followers, to share their stories, and nominate themselves, or others, who embody the STUFF. Select stories may be chosen for inclusion in the STUFF.
Senior Editor Adam Wilson acquired world and audio rights from Todd Shuster at Aevitas Creative Management, LLC. THE STUFF is scheduled for publication in May 2018.
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Jeter Publishing, a multi-faceted partnership with Gallery Books and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing that launched in November 2013, marks sports icon Derek Jeter’s first foray into the publishing world. With Jeter’s editorial guidance, the imprint will feature both sports and lifestyle content encompassing adult non-fiction titles. Jeter Children’s, a division of Jeter Publishing, will produce books that align with the core values and life lessons of Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation, which will include picture books, middle grade fiction and ready-to-read books.
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