Non-Fiction, Memoir, Self-Help
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In the Author's Words // The book is about my lifelong struggle with and recovery from Body Dysmorphia (also known as the “Broken Mirror Disorder). It is a psychological disorder in which a person sees a distorted image of himself in the mirror, causing unhealthy and destructive behaviors to fix the image. Childhood bullying is a factor in over 60 percent of sufferers.
Much of my book addresses the various events in my life that triggered the disorder and how I have dealt with those events to move forward. This includes a near suicide attempt, bulimia and anorexia, steroid addiction that almost resulted in my losing my leg, clinical depression, and cocaine and alcohol abuse as well as multiple cosmetic procedures. The point of relaying these experiences is to demonstrate that Body Dysmorphic Disorder does not occur in vacuum. It is a process of self-image shaping events built like a brick house with the events as the bricks and the reaction to those events as a mortar. The book also discusses how I overcame these self-destructive behaviors through both novel and traditional approaches.
About the Author // Brian Cuban is a practicing attorney in Dallas. He received his law degree in 1986 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He’s currently a segment producer (Brian Cuban’s Legal Briefs) on EyeOpener TV, which is broadcast in five major markets and online.
Net Minds Assessment // He’s got a big personality, just like his brother, Mark Cuban, and a Klout score of 82, which means he has a large and engaged following online. This is an underserved subject, with an estimated 1-5 percent of the general population effected. There are no narrative books on the market, which means it could break new ground in print and via PR.
Ideal Partner Qualities and Styles // It is important for me to work with someone who shares the passion for the content and message of the book as compared to just an assignment. At a minimum the people involved need to have their interest piqued on the subject matter and want to learn more. If the premise of the book does not even interest the people involved I have problems.
Full Project Survey // Get all the project details in the author's words.