She's won an Emmy, written columns for popular magazines and of course, is the weekend co-host and a correspondent for Access Hollywood, but when Shaun Robinson sat down to write her first book, she decided to not pen her manuscript about the glitz and glamour of the entertainment world.
Instead, after receiving questions from young women across the country who desperately wanted to be like their celebrity idols, Shaun decided to write a book offering self-esteem boosting words of wisdom from her own life and with the help of a host of celebrities.
In Shaun's book, "Exactly As I Am", she shares her own stories, as well as those from Oprah Winfrey , Alicia Keys, Celine Dion, Indie Arie, Meredith Vieira, Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson, the latter who revealed a school play director once told her, her voice was the best, but the part went to someone else because of her weight.
Through this rich tapestry of voices, women of all ages, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds explore how to stay grounded and develop positive self-esteem, something Robinson calls “your ticket to freedom and making your dreams come true.” They also discuss the importance of mentors and friends, being able to laugh at oneself, and giving back to others. The collected wisdom of shared experiences in "Exactly As I Am" is designed to give every girl and woman the opportunity to dream big, stay strong, and remain true to herself. Available at your favorite book retailer.