Thursday, April 29, 2010

Virtual Book Tour & Review: "Lessons Learned" by Tinish N. Johnson

Lessons Learned: Loving Yourself As A Black Woman
Author: Tinisha Nichole Johnson
Publisher: Xpress Yourself Publishing
ISBN: 9780977939886
Genre: Nonfiction, Self-Help

Synopsis (taken from author's website):

"As a Black woman, have you ever dealt with insecurities and pressures from the world that made you feel unsure about yourself or life in general? Do you want answers and solutions to your most deepest, darkest feelings?
If so, Lessons Learned: Loving Yourself As A Black Woman is a book you need to read. It’s an inspirational and uplifting book, emphasizing ten life lessons that addresses your most intimate, personal, and professional life.
In Lessons Learned, the author passionately and straightforwardly expresses and lays out the following:
  • The “Q&A Method” of problem solving life’s problems
  • Understanding your deepest feelings and using the positive to overcome the negative
  • Recognizing and learning the importance of self-worth 
  • What Women tend to think the definition of true happiness is
  • The Five most common types of Black women
  • What some Black women say to themselves that they would never say out loud
  • Why Black women sacrifice their souls
  • Balancing Children, Family, and Friends
The author thought it necessary to create a book specifically catered to Black women in the self-healing process while laying out techniques on how to gain more self-confidence and strengthen your self-worth and your overall life.

The book
Lessons Learned reminds Black women the importance of loving themselves first.

If you would like to read an excerpt of the book, you can visit Tinisha's website and click the link next to her book cover.

My Thoughts:

Tinisha Nicole Johnson writes with such captivating prose and honesty, that you will find yourself not only entertained but will be nodding your head in agreement. She draws from her life experiences, creating a "real" self-help book instead of one that feels like it was written by the professional that has no idea what life really is.

"Lessons Learned" is written for the black woman, but the lessons can and do cross over into every race of woman. The book contains 10 lessons covering such things as: happiness, controlling, self-worth, exercising your mind & body, gratefulness, healthy relationships, don't sacrifice your soul, be positive, loving your "Sister", prayer and family time.

Personally, I found Nichole's book to be a wonderful and useful tool that she has given to women, but especially to the black woman. She started this as her own self-help journal, and ended up creating a book to help others. Her experiences, heart and soul pour out through the pages, and make you realize that you aren't the only one who has thought and felt a certain way. A very nice touch to the book is the areas she has included where you can write thoughts/feelings to help you focus on certain things in your life.

This is definitely a book that should be read, not only by the black woman, but by every woman. It will give you a different perspective and much more gratitude! I can say this from experience. Tinisha's book has been a true blessing to me.

I was lucky to have Tinisha write a guest post for this blog a few days ago. If you haven't read Tinisha's Guest Post, please make sure you do.

About The Author:

Tinisha Nicole Johnson is an author, writer, and poet. She resides in Denver, Colorado with her two children. Besides writing, Tinisha also hosts political and sports teleconferences as a profession. To date, Tinisha has written five books. She is also co-founder of Authors Supporting Authors (ASA) a non-profit group that provides support to other authors and promotes literacy. You can visit Tinisha’s website at: You can also find Tinish on Twitter and Facebook.

This book was supplied by Pump Up Your Book for me to honestly review.


  1. Wow, it sounds like there's a lot there! Thanks for letting us know about this book.

  2. This is such a nice review and I love the theme of the book. Thanks for hosting Tinisha.

  3. This sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it.


  4. Thank you very much for the book review.



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