Bruce W. Brackett: How to Breathe While Suffocating

Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 6:30pm

Literati is proud to welcome Bruce W. Brackett in celebration of his memoir How to Breathe While Suffocating. He'll be joined in conversation by Anna Przy. 

About the Book: Let go of negativity, rediscover your inherent worth, and unlock your true potential.

How To Breathe While Suffocating is your antidote to the all-too-common tendency to surrender, giving up on your life's ambitions. You don't have to give up! For anyone who has gotten caught in the trap of "I can't do it," this book reminds you that you are enough, you possess value, and your unique ability to engage with the world can and will get you to where you want to be. Through simple positive affirmations, unflinching first-person stories, and insightful analysis, author Bruce W. Brackett helps you focus on the positive and keep moving forward.

Society today is experiencing a hidden pandemic of loneliness, disconnection, and resistance to recovery. After the life-altering shutdowns of COVID-19, many of us have simply remained in shutdown mode. This book uses universal concepts, expressed through engaging narrative, to help you grapple with issues like mental health, isolation, gender identity, disconnection, and the overwhelming sense of negativity for our collective future. By the end, you'll learn to turn it around and get back to the business of living. The message of How to Breathe When Suffocating is simple--spread love, inhabit joy, and embrace the power of positivity.

- Gain the inspiration you need to seize your potential, find confidence, and step into your authentic self

- Change your outlook on life with simple slogans and mantras for developing a healthier, more positive attitude

- Realize that you aren't alone in your struggle, and see how others are finding the strength to move forward in difficult times

- Read the compelling story of one man who overcame insurmountable odds and found salvation from negativity and self-doubt

After a two-decade healing journey of intensive trauma therapy, psychiatric treatment, and rehab, Bruce W. Brackett has emerged a survivor. Anyone in the midst of their own healing journey will resonate with benefit from his lived experience, portrayed here with intimate vulnerability and universal appeal.

Bruce W. Brackett (BWB) is a social media personality, author, entrepreneur, self-taught visual artist, and international motivational speaker. BWB’s upcoming memoir, “How To Breathe While Suffocating: A Story of Overcoming Addiction, Recovering From Trauma, and Healing my Soul” is being published by WILEY and will be released April 9th, 2024. Originally from southwest Montana, BWB moved to NYC at the age of 18 to pursue his dreams of being on Broadway. After many distractions, making it to Off-Broadway, and developing several addictions, meth being a big one, BWB found his true calling and his way back to sobriety through art and by advocating for recovery to his online audience of over 1.4 million people.This online community of recovery fuels BWB’s love, passion, creativity, and mission to share positivity and the possibilities of recovery.

Bruce has sold his artwork and “Negativity Be Gone” hand fans and paintings to people in all 50 of the United States and in over 14 countries. BWB now resides with his partner, Teo, and his tuxedo cat, DionE, in the Pocono Mountains as well as in New York City.

Anna Przy, a vibrant social media influencer and the creative force behind the one-woman show, “Keep it up, Cutie!”, captivates over 1.3 million followers with her unique blend of humor and wisdom. As the author of the “Keep it up, Cutie! A Not-Quite-Self-Help Book,” and a sought-after public speaker, Anna infuses her candid advice with a not-so-serious tone that allows us to laugh at the pressures we all feel. Her mission? To empower you to embrace your inner awesome and lead a life that’s unapologetically authentic.


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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
How to Breathe While Suffocating: A Story of Overcoming Addiction, Recovering from Trauma, and Healing My Soul By Bruce W. Brackett Cover Image
ISBN: 9781394217410
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Published: Wiley - April 9th, 2024

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By Anna Przy, Nic Farrell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780789344182
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Published: Universe - February 27th, 2024