Drawn from Playwright/Actor, Director/Producer & Author Daniel Beaty’s powerful, true journey from a childhood rife with poverty, incarceration, addiction, and rage to the successful adult life he has achieved, the award winning performer, writer, and motivational speaker presents the tools that readers need to overcome any obstacle and tap into their full capabilities. Beaty’s story-supported by deeply personal advice from notable mentors including Bill Crosby, Leontyne Price, Sydney Poitier, Ossie Davis, and Ruby Dee-serves as a poignant reminder that success is ultimately possible, not in spite of struggles but as a result of lessons learned and power drawn from those conflicts.
116th Street & Seventh A
“No matter where you come from or where you are, in this moment, you have within you the unlimited potential to create, do, or be anything. No matter the pain you have experienced in your past or may be experiencing in this very moment, you can transform that pain to power… You can live the life of your dreams. My life is proof that with a choice to believe, a little bravery, a lot of diligence, and the right tools you can transform your pain to power.”–Daniel Beaty
“Through bravely exposing his own painful childhood, writer and performer Daniel Beaty has given us a wise and passionate book that lovingly guides us through steps to heal our souls and harness the power of joy. It offers home grown remedies to combat the negativity and self-doubt that keep us from reaching our true potential.” —Lynn Nottage, Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright
“Cherish this book, share it with your children, with your grandchildren, so they can experience this powerful work.” —Bill Cosby
“Daniel Beaty’s beautifully rendered book takes us on a hero’s journey home to the self. Soul-searching and illuminating, there is a real potential for Transforming Pain to Power to help us create a needed new world. There is profound wisdom about life and healing deeply embedded in these pages.”–Susan L. Taylor, Best Selling Author, Former Editor in Chief, Essence Magazine, and Founder, National CARES Mentoring Movement
“Beaty is the voice of a movement that needs to be heard.” —Ben Vereen, Tony Award Winner
“Daniel Beaty has chosen to share his compelling story to send a message of hope and healing to others working to overcome painful obstacles, including very difficult childhoods like his own. He reminds readers never to give up on themselves and their own power to transform their futures.” —Marian Wright Edelman, Children’s Defense Fund