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Actor, Singer Tyrese Gibson Previews New Book at Howard
Journalist Jeff Johnson to interview Gibson

WASHINGTON (March 22, 2011) – Grammy-Award nominated singer and actor Tyrese Gibson will speak about life and the lessons he has learned with Jeff Johnson at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6 in Cramton Auditorium.

Gibson is the author of How to Get Out of Your Own Way, which will be released on April 7. He will discuss some of the most intimate details of his life – from his challenging childhood in Watts, Calif., to his battle with weight and his recent divorce – revealing how he has learned to change his patterns in order to find peace and fulfillment. Gibson hopes that the conversation will inspire others, especially young people.

“I was no saint, and I was no sinner. I was merely a survivor,” Gibson said.  “A man who learned how to get out of his own way before it was too late.”

Jeff Johnson is an award-winning journalist, social activist, political commentator and author. Currently, he is an MSNBC contributor and the Chief White House Correspondent for He is also the weekly commentator on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show.

Gibson’s four albums have sold almost three million copies. He starred in Baby Boy (2001), 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009). This year, Gibson will star in Fast and Furious 5 and Transformers 3.

The conversation is open to the public. A question and answer session as well as a book signing will follow the discussion. The Howard University Bookstore will host a table at the event with copies of the book for sale.

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