Media Personality and New York Times Bestselling Author Charlamagne Tha God to Publish New Book with Touchstone

NEW YORK, May 7 —Charlamagne Tha God, co-host of the nationally syndicated iHeartRadio program The Breakfast Club, television and media personality, and New York Times bestselling author, will publish his next highly anticipated book Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks On Me with Touchstone in October 2018.  Following the publication of his instant New York Times bestseller Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It (Touchstone, 2017), Shook One will reveal how anxiety has been a damaging and yet motivating force in Charlamagne’s life since childhood, and how readers too, can harness anxiety’s power to accomplish personal goals.

Throughout his life, Charlamagne Tha God has been plagued by fears and self-doubt: fear of being unpopular at school, falling into a life of crime, failing as a husband, as a father, and fear of failure itself. He’s not alone and yet, anxiety remains one of the least discussed subjects among a range of communities, from celebrities and professional athletes to those stuck in dead-end jobs and destructive relationships. Shook One insists that individuals should openly discuss and channel their anxiety to fuel achievement, rather than be crippled by it. The book title is inspired by the Mobb Deep song “Shook Ones,” which viewed being scared or shook as a weakness. Shook One is Charlamagne’s emphatic response.

“People think I’m successful because I’m fearless,” said Charlamagne Tha God. “But the truth is, I’m successful because I’m scared. I want people to know it’s okay to be scared, that we may be more ‘shook’ than we let on. I also want people to recognize that being so-called ‘soft’ can save your life. Shook One is about how facing your fears is the greatest action you can take to realize your dreams.”

“This next great book from Charlamagne continues his commitment to live his own truth publically,” said Touchstone executive editor Matthew Benjamin. “This is a journey he is currently on and one he is determined to show is a healthy path for many.”

As co-host of The Breakfast Club (nationally syndicated in more than 50 markets), social media influencer, T.V. personality, and an executive producer with his own production company, Charlamagne Tha God is one of the most important voices in hip-hop. He is also co-host of the popular podcast “Brilliant Idiots.” Born and raised in a small town in South Carolina, Charlamagne quickly rose to become one of the most unique and compelling media personalities. Today, thanks to his controversial opinions and provocative celebrity interviews, he helps drive the daily national conversation about issues related to culture, race, society, and politics.

Matthew Benjamin acquired world and audio rights from Dupree Miller & Associates.

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