Dear Storytellers, self-help junkies, self-help writers, truth seekers, Celebrity News Fanatics, Publicists, and Fan’s of Dark Humor
Since Americans spend millions of dollars a year on self-help books, it might shock them to learn that about one hundred titles that were published by well-recognized names were actually written by one man – Michael Enzo. Confessions of a Self-Help Writer (The Journal of Michael Enzo) by once-close friend Ben DeHaven, exposes how “Enzo defrauded the industry (and the public) for nearly two decades.” While the author had hoped that a recent unveiling party for the book in Las Vegas would draw Enzo out of hiding (seeking payback of his own) – he never showed!
Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an engaging interview with Ben DeHaven on his shocking new book. Thank you.
Please listen to Ben in a great interview with KAZM’s Madison Morgan at: http://youtu.be/6UPWJz2IKs8.
Richard Marcus Ascot Media Group firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Exposing A Man Audacious Enough To Defraud A Billion Dollar Industry For Nearly Two Decades
Chicago, IL, August 11, 2014 – You have to be either very bold or very angry to expose an old friend to the world as a fraud; Benjamin W. DeHaven is both! His latest book, Confessions of a Self-Help Writer (The Journal of Michael Enzo) from Lagniappe Publishing, takes the lid off the billion-dollar industry of self-help books and exposes how, for nearly two decades, Michael Enzo was the ghost writer of more than one hundred self-help books for many celebrities, politicians and business leaders.
“The fact that one man, abusing drugs and alcohol, with no clue of what’s considered ‘normal’ is penning ‘help’ for anyone looking to improve their life, is both brilliant and shocking!” says DeHaven. Written as fiction but based on detailed facts from Enzo’s own personal journal and his past close relationship with DeHaven, the author offers rare insight into the mystery of a man who thought nothing of using and abusing anyone in his path, starting with DeHaven! The perfect blend of extravagance, sex, corruption, lies and deceit, give this sizzling exposé all the makings of an incredible box office smash hit!
DeHaven, Enzo’s former friend and collaborator, whose own checkered past was often filled with immorality and substance abuse, gleaned a great deal of information about his old friend’s mindset from Enzo’s personal journal, salvaged from his estate after hurricane Katrina. It’s clear that Enzo was a man who read people well, and then used their weaknesses against them to profit from it. As one of Enzo’s victims, it’s only right that some sweet revenge is woven into the pages of DeHaven’s book, but it’s also meant to reach others who were damaged by Enzo and help them try to move forward.
On IndieBound’s ‘Most Wished for Book of 2014’ list for over 10 weeks, and nominated as Best New Voice in Fiction by the American Library Association, this witty, powerful, often outrageous book makes for one hard-to-put-down read.
Ben DeHaven is a graduate of Columbia College in Chicago, and earned an MBA from Tulane University in New Orleans. While Ben has written for numerous magazines, media outlets, and edited screenplay, he actually began his writing career with an independent film company in Chicago. He was also the editor-in-chief of the Nola Shopper, a free art newspaper and the second-largest monthly paper in the New Orleans MSA (until it went into bankruptcy, thanks to Enzo).
Ben DeHaven currently resides in Las Vegas. For more information, please visit: www.bdehaven.com.
Confessions of a Self-Help Writer (The Journal of Michael Enzo)
Lagniappe Publishing; Distributed by Midpoint Trade Books
#1 MOST WISHED-FOR BOOK OF 2014 (Indie bound)
Foreword Magazine: “This pontificating, self-centered character offers unexpected insight in an entertaining and edgy way.”
Ken Wilbur, PHD, Marketing Magazine Journal, California: “DeHaven is either a thinking man’s Tucker Max, or an idiot’s Hunter S. Thompson.”
Donovan, Midwest Book Review “Eye-opening (even eye-popping at points) and involving, Confessions reads like a thriller but is true life at its best.”
Michael Scripps, Scripps Media: “DeHaven makes Bukowski read like a Disney story!”
Ed Helm, Studio News: “Here is one book you must read that also asks you-“What’s the meaning of life?” and is there really a God upstairs guiding your decisions?”