Personal Note To My Readers

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting this site. In 2015, I lost my way. The man who stood as the patriarch of my family took his last breath. And, for me, it was my first dose of the gut-wrenching, life-changing, soul-shaking agony of grief. The death of my grandfather was devastating and, as a result, my life spiraled out of control. I was living a nightmare. It got so bad that I was afraid to answer the phone. I lost 17 people in the 13 months proceeding my granddads' death. Some friends, some family, and I even had my own brushes with the end. I am blessed to be alive and I plan to reclaim my time. Life is hard. It takes a lot of strength to get up every day, to put on a good face and to engage the world without bitterness. 2 Corinthians 12:9 tells us, HIS strength is made perfect in our weakness. With that being said, I am ready to make you a promise- I will continue to write, badly, and often, in efforts to refine this talent God has given me and to share it with the world polished up and shining. If something sucks, tell me about it. Email me, subscribe for updates and event details, follow me on the social media links found below and watch me grow! If you or organization are interested in booking me to come speak please click the link below.  

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I Prayed and Everything

Does trouble seem to follow you? Are you still beating yourself up for things you've done in the past? Are you constantly battling perception and labels? Are self-defeating thoughts blocking you from re-defining yourself? In "I Prayed and Everything" author, poet, and motivational speaker Estrell Young III offers five autobiographical short stories illustrating how God's grace saved him from an all-too-common fate for young black men, death or jail. His mantra, #ProgressOVRPerfection, is simple yet profound and it was derived from a basic understanding of how hard life is. 


One has to be incredibly strong to wake up each day, put a smile on their face, and take on the world. But you can do it! Just put one foot in front of the other and pro-gress.


In these pages, you will discover the three things that led him to a life of service:


* Perfection is unobtainable so just pro-gress.

* You're always one decision from a totally different life.

* You're NOT the worst thing you've ever done.  


If you're looking for a little inspiration or motivation to be better than you used to be, this book is for you!

A Painting of A Gentleman

A collection of poems. Beginning with a blank canvas, this author attempts to create a Van Gogh-like painting that will illustrate his transition from the treacherous streets of Atlanta to the classroom of a local university.  Mr. Young's slogan of choice these days is to "Be better than you used to Be" and by going totally legit he is setting a great example for young people across the country. There is more to life than just the streets. It's raw, brutally honest, and thought-provoking prose.

Real Life, Little Time

A collection of poems depicting the world through 18 year old eyes.

**Please note, this book is ONLY available in e-book format. Sorry for the inconvenience.