UTA timed super-agent Wealthy Paul’s e-book occasion completely. “We simply came upon at present that it’s a New York Occasions best-seller,” company CEO Jeremy Zimmer introduced to the gang at Beverly Hills’ UTA Artist House on Oct. 18, “which, if you recognize Wealthy, in fact it’s no shock as a result of if he’s going to write down a e-book, it’s going to be on the best-seller listing — that’s simply how he rolls.”
Paul teamed with writer Roc Lit 101 for the emotional Fortunate Me: A Memoir of Altering the Odds, written with Jesse Washington and that includes a foreword by lengthytime greatest pal and shopper LeBron James.
Earlier than elevating a glass of Lobos tequila to rejoice the day’s information, Paul revealed that writing the tome grew to become a cathartic expertise. “It was truly one thing that I wanted for myself. Oftentimes, you maintain that trauma inside and don’t know the place to put it. Being a younger Black man, it stunts your progress from a communication perspective, from a vulnerability perspective, and finally, a maturation perspective. So, at 42 years of age, I’ve discovered that I’m nonetheless maturing.”
As for a way he landed on the title, Paul joked that he was making an attempt to be a little bit sarcastic — however in the long run, the joke was on him. “It’s truly true. Have a look at this room. I’m truly very fortunate to have the help of individuals in my life,” he mentioned. “The place I got here from, that is Disney World.”
A model of this story first appeared within the Oct. 25 situation of The Hollywood Reporter journal. Click on right here to subscribe.