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R&B Legend Syleena Johnson's Self-Help Book, The Weight is Over, Now Available

R&B Legend Syleena Johnson's Self-Help Book, The Weight is Over, Now Available Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Syleena Johnson is sharing her story to help others in The Weight Is Over: My Journey to Loving My Body from the Outside in.

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NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2018

NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Syleena Johnson has released plenty of R&B and soul music over her career. Now she is releasing a book about what was happening behind the scenes. A negative body image led Syleena to doubt her own self-worth and down a destructive path of unhealthy behavior. She overcame those challenges, and now, as an advocate of wellness in mind, body, and soul, is sharing her story to help others.

Her new self-help book "The Weight Is Over" chronicles her battles with self-acceptance that began in adolescence. Her heart-warming story outlines her compelling and painful journey toward optimal mental, emotional, and physical health.

Syleena is the daughter of famed soul and blues singer Syl Johnson. Surrounded by music all her life, she has also spread her talent out in other directions. "Singer, songwriter, model, actress, and now talk-show host, Syleena Johnson, is the definition of major goals and paving a legacy of true black woman excellence," begins a profile in Atlanta Magazine.

The author describes growing up as an athlete with body confidence, but that was destroyed when she joined the music industry, discovering that regardless of talent, there was enormous pressure to be a size zero. She expresses the unconditional love provided by her husband, the challenges she faces as the mother of a son with autism, and how she tries to be the best person she can be as a woman of faith, with core values and perseverance.

This highly anticipated book – with a foreword by Professor Michael Eric Dyson, author and media celebrity – sets a tone for reflection, resurgence, and redemption, which will touch readers everywhere.

"The Weight is Over" is now available through Amazon at

About the Author: Born in Chicago, Syleena Johnson's remarkable talent shines through in every note she sings. She has collaborated with everyone from Kanye West and Common, to Anthony Hamilton and R. Kelly. In recent years, she has appeared on TV One's "R&B Divas: Atlanta" and WE TV's "Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars." This inspiring woman believes that "true soul music tells stories … stories that can heal a nation," and how appreciating your own self-worth can heal yourself. Visit her website at

"We are extremely proud to be the publisher of this highly inspiring book that will help readers discover and appreciate their best inner self," said Robert Fletcher, CEO of Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency.

THE WEIGHT IS OVER: MY JOURNEY TO LOVING MY BODY FROM THE OUTSIDE IN (ISBN: 978-1-948858-06-9) is available in softcover for $12.50 and in hardcover (ISBN: 978-1-949483-08-6) for $25.50 and can be ordered at or

WHOLESALERS: This book is distributed by Ingram Books and other wholesale distributors. Contact your representative with the ISBN for purchase. Wholesale purchase for retailers, universities, libraries, and other organizations is also available through the publisher; please email bookorder(at)sbpra(dot)net.

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Last Updated: 15-Oct-2018