My Coffee Table Tuesday feature this week is Me Versus Me by Author, Screenwriter, Director,and Producer Shyla Miles. After releasing Broken Promises in 2014, a self-published urban fiction novel, she has since ghostwritten, produced, and directed various projects.In 2015, Shyla founded Shyla Miles Productions, a small company formed solely to create independent films in her hometown of Virginia. As Chief Executive Officer, she collaborated with fellow filmmakers to create the dramatic screenplay adaptation of Broken Promises, which premiered on the big screen later that year. Shyla made her directorial debut in 2016 with a documentary entitled “Say My Piece,” created on the premise of raw, underrated Spoken Word artists in Virginia.Prior to filmmaking, she worked as a freelance writing coach, film conceptualizer, and ghostwriter.A true believer and supporter of literacy, Shyla is the founder of Inking Out Loud, a set of uniquely strategized workshops, designed for aspiring authors to learn how to write competitive manuscripts and publish their content. Shyla penned her latest literary work, a memoir titled Me Versus Me; while battling Clinical Depression, subsequently becoming an advocate for both depression and suicide awareness. The book will be available October 7, 2017 and it comes with a memoir release party ticket that I'll be providing the soundtrack for below.
"Shyla “Tiffannie” McQueen, a Virginia bred, self-proclaimed tomboy, had always known she was different. Her fair skin, curly red hair and freckles told her so, as did her intuition. Despite her hunches, however, nothing could prepare her for the bomb about to be dropped by the person deemed to have loved her most.
Blindsided, Tiffannie’s seemingly predictable world is disrupted in exchange for secrets, unanswered questions, and more secrets; secrets buried by one family, and ignored by another. Nevertheless, she is determined to find out who she is and from where she came . . . at all costs. It is only then that she begins to stumble across skeletons she never knew existed, simultaneously unveiling deeply rooted insecurities, as well as her legal name: Shyla Miles.
In this much-anticipated and emotionally stirring memoir, Shyla gives her whole heart and 90s soul in a brutally honest, and at times, hilarious page-turning journey through her childhood to the woman she became, and the woman she is destined to become. Me Versus Me;, moving and transgressive in its frankness, chronicles how Shyla goes from spoiled and sheltered, to homeless and battling bouts of depression and suicidal thoughts. She shares her story of how the lack of self-love led to poor choices and almost losing the most valuable possession of all; her life.
Shyla’s transparency throughout her quest to discover not only her family secrets, but also herself, will take you on a heartrending rollercoaster of both unreachable highs, and unbearable lows."
Make sure you pre-order your copy and attend the memoir release party now by clicking the pic above.
Hope you guys enjoy this book. Have a great day!!
DJ DIRTY DI