Wambui Bahati


Wambui Bahati (a.k.a. John Ann Washington) is an entertainer, author and speaker. She began her formal theatrical studies at New York University School of the Arts. Her numerous theater credits include starring roles on Broadway, Broadway show tours, regional and stock theater.

Wambui wrote, produced and stars in the one-woman shows, "Balancing Act – The Musical" (About Mental illness) and "I Am Domestic Violence". Both of these shows have received national acclaim for the unique way that they provide outstanding entertainment while dealing with important issues in our communities.

The native North Carolinian lives in New York City and is the proud mother of two adult daughters. She is the author of the highly acclaimed, tell-all, autobiographical empowerment book, "You Don't Know Crazy—My Life Before, During, After, Above and Beyond Mental Illness". Her passion: "Reminding You of Your Magnificence."

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They Are Not Going To Save Us
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,220. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General
In this anthology of her essays, poetry, lyrics, illustrations and notes, entertainer and author, Wambui Bahati, opens her life, mind, soul and spirit for the reader to embark on a wonderful and powerful emotional roller-coaster ride. Smile, laugh, cry, be inspired, love, remember your strength and power, or take a trip down memory lane—back to the 1960s—or, the ol' plantation.
Domestic Violence and Relationship Abuse Awareness and Prevention for College Women—A Reminder
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Dysfunctional relationships, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Student life
It is due to the alarming college dating abuse statistics that this book is written specifically to college women but generally for all young women. Disrespect and abuse of young women is becoming so prevalent that many women are starting to accept it as normal. This book serves as a reminder that love should not hurt and other information to help avoid and/or get out of abusive relationships.
You Don't Know Crazy
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 85,070. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
From Broadway star to mental patient. Her struggle with mental illness is the underlying and recurring theme in her life until, the day, she walked away from the mental health system and became her own doctor and healer. Wambui shares how mental illness stole her life and how she took it back and re-invented herself.

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Smashwords book reviews by Wambui Bahati

  • Smashwords Style Guide on Jan. 06, 2011

    This style guide is very informative. It helped me to better understand ebook publishing in general. It took some very concentrated time but I found the guide to be easy to understand and follow. I actually had fun formatting my book. I also learned some things about Microsoft Word that I didn't know before.