MI – Darryl “DMC” McDaniels Signing

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels from the iconic Rap group Run-DMC visits Source Booksellers on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 6:00 PM to discuss his new book “Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide.”

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels had it all—public adulation, the respect of his peers, money, and celebrity status. But, it all imploded when, overwhelmed by such success at a young age, he sank into a world of depression, alcoholism, and regular thoughts of suicide. In his brutally frank memoir, TEN WAYS NOT TO COMMIT SUICIDE, McDaniels recounts his slide into emotional darkness and the ways he worked to rise out of his depression and embrace the gift of life. McDaniels’s story has particular resonance in our time, with a rising epidemic of suicide among black men. Indeed, suicide is the #3 leading cause of death among African Americans.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Source Booksellers
4240 Cass Ave, Ste 105, Detroit, Michigan 48201
(313) 832-1155

UK – DMC Signs

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Hip hop legend Darryl “DMC” McDaniels will be signing his memoir Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 9th November from 6 – 7pm!

In this surprising and moving memoir, the legendary rap star and co-founder of Run DMC keeps it a hundred percent, speaking out about his battle with depression and overcoming suicidal thoughts — one of the most devastating yet little known health issues plaguing the black community today.

Also available will be his Graphic Novel, DMC, which imagines an alternate history that blends traditional comic book storytelling with the pressures and anxieties of 1980’s NYC, and explores how we got to where we are now. DMC is a superhero for those who need one most.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

CA – Darryl “DMC” McDaniels Signing

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Darryl “DMC” McDaniels appears at Book Soup on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at noon to sign his latest memoir Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide.

Press Release:

In this surprising and moving memoir, the legendary rap star and co-founder of Run D.M.C. keeps it a hundred percent, speaking out about his battle with depression and overcoming suicidal thoughts one of the most devastating yet little known health issues plaguing the black community today.   As one third of the legendary rap group Run D.M.C., Darryl DMC McDaniels aka Legendary MC, The Devastating Mic Controller, and the King of Rock had it all: talent, money, fame, prestige. While hitting #1 on the Billboard charts was exhilarating, the group’s success soon became overwhelming. A creative guy who enjoyed being at home alone or with his family, DMC turned to alcohol to numb himself, a retreat that became an addiction. For years, he went through the motions. But in 1997, when intoxication could no longer keep the pain at bay, he plunged into severe depression and became suicidal. He wasn’t alone. During the same period, suicide became the number three leading cause of death among black people a health crisis that continues to this day.

In this riveting memoir, DMC speaks openly about his emotional and psychological struggles and the impact on his life, and addresses the many reasons that led him and thousands of others to consider suicide. Some of the factors include not being true to who you are, feelings of loneliness, isolation, and alienation, and a lack of understanding and support from friends and family when it’s needed most. He also provides essential information on resources for getting help. Revealing how even the most successful people can suffer from depression, DMC offers inspiration for everyone in pain information and insight that he hopes can help save other lives. (Amistad Press)

EVENT GUIDELINES:

  • Arrive early. We will form a line outside. Seating is limited and we will be at capacity. We can accommodate approximately 60 people in the store. Once we reach capacity we will hold an overflow line outside.
  • The discussion is free and we will try to post it live on Periscope.
  • For the book signing, a purchase of Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide: A Memoir from Book Soup is required. Your register receipt or online order confirmation is your line ticket. Receipts will be checked in line.
  • No memorabilia.
  • Personalizations & photos are fine.

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
310.659.3110