Author: Jeff Johnson
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
THE TOM JOYNER MORNING SHOW has a long history of prolific writers among the on-air talent. Starting with Tom Joyner and his wonderful, “I’m Just a DJ, But….” Tavis Smiley gave us a number of well-written books, Stephanie Robinson co-wrote with Tavis the amazing “Accountable,” and let’s not forget J. Anthony Brown’s collection of “Reverend Adenoid’s Church Announcements.” Now joining the list of fine authors is Stephanie’s partner in commentary, Jeff Johnson’s “Everything I’m Not Made Me Everything I Am.”
Since the title is taken from a Kanye West song, who better than Kanye to write the foreward? I don’t know if you’ve heard anything about Kanye lately, but I’m thinking “timely.”
I have heard “Everything I’m Not Made Me Everything I Am” described as a self-help book. It’s so much more than that. It is a necessary guide in as the book says, “discovering your personal best” “Everything I’m Not” may be aimed at a younger reader, but trust, there are a number of older readers who could use a session or two or three with Cousin Jeff. This is written in a wonderful conversational manner in which the reader feels like he or she is really working it out with Jeff.
“Everything I’m Not” is broken down into four parts with several chapters making up each section. In this discovery of our personal best, Jeff not only shares life stories of others, but shares his stories as well. As he encourages us to crack open that shell a la Humpty Dumpty, in chapters chronicling the need to Blow Up to Break Through,” he helps us to put ourselves back together again by the time we get to “Living Your Best.”
I love books that teach me new things or open me up to new ways of thinking. “Everything I’m Not Made Me Everything I Am,” certainly does that and because of that, let it come as no surprise to my family and friends that this is one book they will be receiving for a long time to come. It is The Truth.
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This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (6/18-6/24)
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1. Me & the homie @jaleelwhite #RujohnFoundation Happy to be in Jamaica! Good times
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5. Good Morning. Early day in Detroit! Making press rounds for @thebossnetwork's Ladies That Lead Tour. Thank you @traycemadre and @colourbynumbr for my glam.
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6. POWER the best show on TV @djenvy, Queens we so big out here. #EFFENVODKA #FRIGO
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7. They said u lost a step, wasn't explosive as once was, the best days was in the real view, questioned your drive, your leadership, your commitment, you don't have killer instinct, going back home is the worst mistake in your career, he got the coach fired, players traded, won't work between him and Kyrie, Him and Kev won't work, love your teammates to much, there's no way he can deliver a championship in his hometown, etc etc etc.... But guess what THATS NONE OF MY BUSINESS #StriveForGreatness #ThisOneIsForTheLand #PutSomeRespeckOnMyName Hahahaha!!! Yes sir
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8. Oooooh weeee this man right here is responsible for at least three of our four babies!! #JOE ❤❤❤🎤 #rnb #king #voicelikebutter #ForPeetesSake
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9. Hanging with my @abcnetwork family! @abcunclebuck tonite y'all check us out ! @anthonyanderson @traceeellisross
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10. My broski ( @sayeedshahidi ) and I are on Top 5 Live on @go90 at 5 (which is super duper close)! Make sure to tune in :) #UncleBuck #Blackish
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11. Lights out💤 #GoodNight
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12. Late nights mornings
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13. Ran into the lovely talented @siedahgarrett on this brutiful favvuz deh!
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14. #halal #love #thedargans #kattwilliamsSHOW #mashallah when that Jennah piece HIT!! @sweetjennahcollection glasses by @baddieglamaccessories LIZ 😍 @dynamiteko top @dazzledmv and jeans @thevision414 and shoes: @louboutinworld
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15. Big Hair and Optical Illusions #OceanDrive #MiamiLiving #coverparty
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16. MAMA and THE SAVAGES ... ⚓️ #supportyourlocalgirlgang
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17. From the bottom of my ❤️, thank you new followers & old! & hello fellow night owls! #grateful #racheltrue #naturalhair #curlyhair #curlygirl #healthyhair
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18. I feel so grateful because I met these amazing young minds, visiting from Houston TX, during their college tour stop today at #usc.These students are ALL extraordinary and embody academic excellence so I'm humbled to have shared a few moments with them to applaud and celebrate their bright futures ahead! Thank you @EmergeFellows for inviting me to speak and blessing me with your love and attention this afternoon!
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19. Happy Fathers Day Pops. U taught me how to be a man. Lessons of love, hard work & gratefulness. Sorry the fishing didn't stick. LOL. I Love U!
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20. Sky Zone and Ice Cream! Best Fathers Day Ever!! Photo credit @mariahcarey
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21. Look what finally came in the mail 😎 #mtvmovieawards2016 💥+🌽! #straightouttacompton
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22. Claudia Jordan: ....
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23. 'Member that time I almost knocked a bajillion dollar camera off the car? Really? Yeah, me neither! #Greenleaf Episode 2 comin atcha!
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24. Full of love. #birthday #Cabo
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25. Oh hey! Look who just joined Snapchat
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