Strong In The Broken Places
In stores May 30th, 2017
Wellness expert Quentin Vennie shouldn’t be alive—he’s walked a path that many don’t live long enough to write about. Surrounded by dead ends and haunted by addiction, abandonment and violence, he’s battled anxiety and depression for most of his life. He’s been shot at twice, sold drugs up and down the East Coast, lingered on the brink of incarceration, and stared down death more than once. But when another moment of crisis arose, the Baltimore native made a conscious choice to turn away from his self-destructive path and began a journey of natural healing that ultimately saved his life.
Vennie jumped headfirst into the world of health and healing, and when he opened his arms, it opened its arms in return. By adopting the practice of juicing using a juicer he bought at a local convenience store, plus incorporating yoga and meditation into his lifestyle, he discovered what he now calls the “wellness trinity” that repaired his body, allowed him to cut back on and then quit the many medications he was on for anxiety and mood disorders, overcome his addiction, and transform his soul.
Throughout his memoir Strong in the Broken Places, Vennie shares the meditations, juice recipes, and yoga poses that helped him heal. This is a riveting story about taking the harder path to health, wellness, and healing regardless of the obstacles that stand in the way. Vennie is living proof that during our weakest moments, we have the power to unlock unimaginable strength.
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“Quentin Vennie's life serves as an unfiltered, authentically beautiful guide on how to overcome vices in order to achieve victories. The raw storytelling pushes readers to consider how we can all change our lives for the better. This memoir is a magnificent, compelling work that needs to be read, absorbed, and understood.”
—Wes Moore, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Wes Moore and The Work
“Quentin Vennie is a beautiful leader in the personal growth movement. Through his authentic and honest story you can recognize your own struggles and find the path to recovery. Quentin is a soulful teacher who is lighting up the world!”
—Gabrielle Bernstein, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“We always hear stories about the young black men sucked up by the crack era–– locked away in prisons or buried by the time they pass puberty, but what about the ones that make it out? Quentin Vennie fills that void with a brilliant tale of redemption that has the ability to inspire people from all walks of life. Strong in the Broken Places is a riveting memoir, that forces us to challenge the status quo by examining our own flaws and being brave enough to change them. I highly recommend this book to anyone in search of bettering themselves.”
—D. Watkins, New York Times bestselling author of The Cook Up and The Beast Side