First time author Eddie K. Wright is a fitness trainer, Yoga instructor, spiritual motivational speaker and an inmate at a federal prison. His personal transformation upon realizing the Universal laws and love of life, supports his conviction in his "Gangster to Guru" book series. The premier release "VOICE FOR THE SILENT FATHERS" details the struggle and inner conflict with being the parent of a homosexual child in the day, and a known connected gangster at night. Overcoming his "No son of mine" mentality, by realizing the true meaning of unconditional love wasn't easy, but his deep insight, heartfelt honesty, and 'laugh to keep from crying' attitude, makes for a humorous read for anyone touched by this issue which means it's for everyone!
What kind of books do you write?
I write self/help books, because the ones I feel write them the best are the ones that have made the biggest mistakes in life!! I try not to be all preachy where you lose the reader. I take a spiritual self-empowerment approach to life, with accepting full responsibility for the conditions we find our lives in. God doesn't give you what you want, God gives you what you believe! Coming from that gangster lifestyle and seeing so many young guys in here, it's sad because they have no idea who they truly are, and I'm able to see it so clearly because I was the same way. The gangs are so attractive to them because they want to be a part of something bigger then themselves. Without realizing the true greatness of what they already are, they just don’t know any other way to live life except for what they've experienced being a gang member. I speak every week a group of fellow convicts who all have either 20 years or more or multiple life sentences. I have to give them hope to make the best out of the situation "THEY" created for themselves based on the life they choose to live. Now that's not always easy to do and honestly I'm often met with a lot of hostility (especially when I do my gang bashing talks). But I know that it comes from confusion, anger and pain. I often joke that I'm doing the ultimate internship because if I can talk about peace hope and even that almighty word Love in here and do it in a way that these guys are receptive to what I'm conveying...I can do it in the free world also, and of course express it in my writing.
What is your most current book about?
It's my memoir detailing the controversial experience of being the young father of a son who would grow up to be the gayest man on the planet! My “NO SON OF MINE!!” street gangster mentality evolves during my difficult life journey coming to realize that my responsibility as a loving father didn’t change just because my son is gay.
An introduction to my new series of self-help books that will touch on multiple topics including but not limited to, parenting, relationships, health and well being, cookbooks, physical fitness, Universal laws, and Principals.
Eddie K. Wrights memoir detailing the controversial experience of being the young father of a son who would grow up to be the gayest man on the planet! His “No son of mine!” street gangster mentality evolves during his difficult life journey coming to realize that his responsibility as a loving father didn’t change just because his son is gay.