Demi Lovato Seeks to Inspire Fans With New Book ‘Staying Strong’
Lovatics have long been inspired by their hero: Demi Lovato has risen above her much-publicized personal struggles to reclaim a successful career, keeping fans informed about every step of her recovery process through confessional posts on social media.
Those efforts are being celebrated in a new book, ‘Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year,’ to be released Nov. 19 by Macmillan Publishers. A Spanish edition will hit stores Dec. 3. Her two-book contract with the publisher also calls for a memoir to be released at an as-yet-undisclosed date.
‘Staying Strong’ will include 365 of Demi’s favorite quotes alongside daily affirmations. “I am a firm believer in starting off the day right with an inspirational quote and sort of a morning meditation,” Demi says in a Keek video announcing the book today (Sept. 9).
The book’s cover shows a background portrait of the 21-year-old star, with images of soaring blue birds superimposed. A sneak peek at a few inside pages can be seen here.
The ‘X Factor’ judge has been unusually open about her life-long issues with addition and eating disorders, and recently revealed she was suicidal at the age of 7.
An obviously excited Demi drummed up interest in the project over the past few days with a series of positive-message tweets to her nearly 18 million followers:
When your feet start to hurt, place yourself in someone else’s shoes. #StayingStrongMonday
— demetria lovato (@ddlovato) September 6, 2013
Learn from the past and share your experience with others. Cherish the present and look forward to the future. #StayingStrongMonday
— demetria lovato (@ddlovato) September 7, 2013
She hopes her enthusiasm for the feel-good project is infectious. “It’s just something that I’m excited about,” she says. “I hope you all like it and I hope it inspires you all to be staying strong.”
Watch Demi Lovato’s ‘Staying Strong’ Book Announcement