New Release: May I Be Frank

Posted by – January 06, 2015
Categories: Ecology & Sustainability Food & Nutrition Health & Healing New Release Society & Politics

Wheatgrass looked like the bright green slush left behind in the lawnmower bag after cutting a damp yard. But if consuming stuff from the back of a lawnmower was the answer to all my problems, maybe I needed to give this medicine a chance.

                                                                            — Frank Ferrante, from May I Be Frank

9781583948798.mAt fifty-four years old, Frank Ferrante was sick, lonely, and lost. A former addict, Frank’s host of medical issues was rivaled only by his long list of failed relationships. One night, almost by accident, Frank found himself in a Café Gratitude looking for a cup of coffee. What he got instead changed his life forever.

With the help of three remarkable young men, Frank Ferrante turned his life around. On a strict regimen of daily affirmations, wheatgrass shots, raw vegan food, regular colonics, and yoga, Frank lost 100 pounds, and learned that in order to find love in his life, he needed to start by loving himself. Frank’s journey was documented in the 2005 film May I Be Frank.

His new book of the same name (on sale: January 6, 2015) is painfully honest and brimming with humor. With a foreword Marianne Williamson, author of A Return to Love, Frank’s memoir is sure to resonate with anyone seeking to make a lasting change in his or her life.  Frank calls his inspiring journey from morbid obesity and drug addiction to vibrant health, “a blue-collar, working-class, male version of Eat, Pray, Love.”

About the author

Born on August 26, 1951, Frank Ferrante has been, in no particular order, a New York City cab driver, scrap metal hauler, dishwasher, census taker, mail boy, ditch digger, bouncer, illegal narcotics distributor, general contractor, actor, radio announcer, and carpenter. He is an avid reader, seeker of God, weight gain/weight loss aficionado, alcoholic, ex-pot smoker/junkie/speed freak, raw foodist, vegan, lover, hater, father, husband, grad student, good guy, bad guy, social activist. As the subject of the documentary May I Be Frank, Ferrante has become a spokesperson for personal transformation and weight loss. His experience dealing with these struggles from a holistic perspective compels him to speak out about the power of transformation that rests in all of us. As he says, “I have witnessed the indisputable fact that we are all connected. What we do can and will make a difference. I have learned that it takes courage to say: I don’t know. Would you please help me? I love you.”

Praise for May I Be Frank

“There’s a bit of Frank in all of us—broken yet hopeful, fallen yet getting back up, and often living our lives as smoldering sparks that never quite burn out, or ignite. To witness Frank’s comeback story as he battles demons and comes to terms with failure, and to see him prevail and then soar provides inspiration at its absolute best.” —Mike Dooley, The New York Times best-selling author of Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams

“Frank’s wit and his genuine, heartfelt wisdom make this book an inspiring journey of triumph—a true testimony to the human spirit’s ability to rise against all adversity in the name of passion, love, and life. This is a must-read for anyone wanting to transform their body and live the life of their dreams.” —Jon Gabriel, international best-selling author and creator of The Gabriel Method

“Frank tells it like it is… Through his outrageous, inspiring, and transparent adventures, we not only get to witness his transformation—we also get to witness and realize our own.” —Jason Mraz, musician

“Frank Ferrante’s honest, intimate sharing grounds us in the understanding that every aspect of what life presents is an opportunity to reconnect with our inherent integrity, authenticity, and joy.” —Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Life Visioning

May I Be Frank is a story of redemption. It’s exciting and inspiring. Don’t miss it!” —John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America

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About the Author

Marina is the Marketing & Digital Programs Coordinator at North Atlantic Books. After living in New Orleans and Amsterdam, and exploring a couple of continents, she returned to the San Francisco Bay Area to work at NAB. She's passionate about astrology, nonfiction books, and sustainable living, as well as all things metaphysical.