*DALLAS –– In this new and unprecedented book Touch Yourself , 30 Ways to Boldly Live, Love and Let Go!, by Tom Joyner Morning Show producer and former Miss Black USA, Deya “Direct” Smith, offers a provocative, spiritual, insightful and uniquely personal perspective that meets every woman right where she is in her life. The outspoken written anthem Touch Yourself goes on sale today, January 8th, available for purchase now on www.touchmebooks.com.
Touch Yourself covers it all. Smith gets “Direct” about everything including giving us an enlightened understanding of foreplay as well as a clear vision on how to brand yourself in your personal and professional relationships as well as in the media. It is a timely piece that gives a different spin on why it’s critical to engage in the political process, while also teaching every woman who reads it that she can use her influence to make a significant difference that impacts the world.
Smith explains, “This project is about taking responsibility for every area of your life – from your body to the boardroom. Think about it, if you’ve been living with yourself, your body all of your life, then it’s your responsibility to figure out what works for you; and then you can share that with others. Unfortunately, as women we continually give up our power when seeking pleasure and validation from others who aren’t equipped to make our lives work. That’s our job.”
Known for her direct, inspirational and provocative style, Deya works as a producer for the nationally-syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS). The TJMS reaches an audience of more than 8 million listeners. She is also the creator and host of Girlfriend FM, a short-form video show-commentary-blog targeting women of today with female-driven hot topics on Tom Joyner TV and BlackAmericaweb.com. Smith, who’s byline is DEYA DIRECT, speaks directly to the hearts, minds and souls of America with her engaging approach and is on her way to becoming a powerful voice in today’s society.
Finally, Smith gives us pearls of wisdom and perspectives of various women, including public figures that she’s interviewed from the likes of Alicia Keyes, Divorce Court’s Judge Toler, R &B sensation Tamia, breakout star of Hollywood Exes, Andrea Kelly, and legendary actress Pam Grier just to name a few. Most importantly, Smith reveals the naked truth to us through her “Deya Directives.”
Smith says, “Touch Yourself is designed to help every woman who reads it come into her own. I hope this book will serve as an unofficial mentor for young women everywhere who are trying to figure out how to be successful and take their lives to the next level.”
Here is what just a few influential personalities are saying about Deya Direct and her new written work:
“From Foreplay to Climax, Deya uses her own life examples and those she has interviewed to help us find a new path. Prepare to get out of your own way in order to discover your true and best self.” –Sybil Wilkes – Co-Host, Tom Joyner Morning Show
“Sweet, sassy, smart and sophisticated. Deya “Direct” Smith has it all! She’s one of the best in the business.” — Lamman Rucker (Actor, Educator, Entrepreneur)
“In her new book, ‘Touch Yourself,’ everyone’s favorite sister-friend Deya Direct encourages readers to live your life out loud and chase your dreams without making any apologies about it! Deya believes you should live your best life as you work to come into your own. It speaks to your life regardless of the stage you’re in. ‘Touch Yourself’ is spiritual, it’s funny, it’s real and it’s timely! A must-read for today’s woman. — Jawn Murray, Editor in Chief of AlwaysAList.com
“You can’t give away what you don’t have. You can’t ‘touch others’ or tell others how to ‘touch you’ until you know what type of touch turns you on! Touch Yourself is Deya’s “coming out” declaration that I have been waiting on for years. YES! Now that she’s unapologetically fearless to really ‘touch herself’ ~ the world can now be touched by her amazing spirit, wit, candor, & authenticity!” –Elder Vikki Kennedy Johnson, Chief Visionary Officer, Every Woman Enterprises, Author of Addicted to Counterfeit Love
To learn more or to purchase the book, visit http://www.touchmebooks.com/ .
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About the Author:
Deya Smith, who’s byline is “DEYA DIRECT,” is a former Miss Black USA and Ebony Magazine’s pick as a “Future Leader.” Known for her direct, inspirational and provocative style, Deya works as a producer for the nationally-syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS). The TJMS reaches an audience of more than 8 million listeners. She is also the creator and host of Girlfriend FM, a short-form video show-commentary-blog targeting women of today with female-driven hot topics on Tom Joyner TV and BlackAmericaweb.com. Deya brings her unique skills as a national correspondent; her passion and knowledge as a social activist; and charisma and sense of humor as an actress, blogger and motivational speaker to the world of multi-media.
Maiya Hollie, MHPR
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