So I kinda suck at self-promotion. When I was a kid, I had zero self-esteem. I mean…get rid of ALL of the self-esteem in the world, and that’s how much I had.
“Why is Scott always so quiet?” “Why is Scott so shy?”
Little did they know I had so much to say…I just lacked the confidence to say it. As always…I’m a work in progress.
Which leads me to the book I wrote last year, “From Crappy to Happy: The Naked Truth about Living with Celiac Disease“. A year ago, my friend David, who does a lot of vlogs about the James Bond lifesytle, asked if I wanted to do a video to promote my book before the holidays. “Low self-esteem Scott” wasn’t too fond of the idea, but “throw caution to the wind Scott” was totally up for it.
It turns out I really like “throw caution to the wind Scott”. I had a blast doing it and even though it actually took me a year to post the dang thing, I will be doing a lot more videos moving forward. Stay tuned.
In the video, we talk everything celiac-related: family support, eating out, reading labels, avoiding replacement foods, and more. With a lot of silliness and snarkiness thrown in for good measure. And yes…all while sipping tequila and gluten-free beer. A good time was had by all.
And now a little book-pimping time. It’s a good book. It’s helped a lot of people and it can help you and/or your loved ones and it would make a great little stocking-stuffer. And it’s not just me saying this. The other day, a fellow celiac posted the following on her Instagram.
It’s time our day-to-day got easier. It’s time our support system got stronger. It’s time we stopped standing alone. It’s time we stopped being afraid in our own home. It’s time we got the understanding from our loved ones. It’s time for more awareness.
The best thing I did for me and my family’s sake was buy Gluten Dude’s book. I remember reading it with tears falling down my cheeks. I remember stopping at not one but three different parts because I couldn’t keep my emotions under wraps. This book was my story and because I had trouble telling my story to my family, I gave them this book.
Did all of them read it? No. But, the matriarch of the family, my mother, read it and she made sure that the rest of the family woke up and became aware of my new lifestyle. Till this day – she attributes this book to be the saving Grace.
After this, everything became easier. My relationships with my family members and even my explanations of my own disease became stronger and more defined. If it weren’t for this book, I’d still be struggling with my own emotions and relationships.
If you’re struggling with CD and your relationships – I’d highly suggest Gluten Dude’s book.
Very cool…and exactly why I wrote the book.
I hope you enjoyed, and you’ll be hearing a lot more from “throw caution to the wind Scott” in 2019.