JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Benita Tyler, author of Addicted to Dysfunction: Released to Live Life Out Loud
(Beloved Daffadolis Inspiration)
My book is a personal memoir that reflects my life from birth to the present. The reader is invited to take an in-dept look at my life’s dysfunction. In turn, the reader is able to take an inconspicuous analysis of their own life’s dysfunction.
The book is broken down into five lessons that the (5) most significant males in my life came to teach me. Those lessons were: Disappointment, Choices, Awareness, Forgiveness, and Acceptance.
The book reminds the reader that God will never leave or forsake them.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Addicted to Dysfunction: Released to Live Life Out Loud?
Benita Tyler: I have always wanted to write a book. I needed a vehicle that would allow me to release my pain, and Addicted to Dysfunction gave me that vehicle. I believe whole heatedly that my life story will motivate and inspire others to live life out loud without shame or guilt.
JP: What sets Addicted to Dysfunction apart from other books in the same genre?
BT: Addicted to Dysfunction is unique in the fact that it is not only a memoir, but it also provides the reader with a practical road map for combating the harsh realities of life. We are all addicted to dysfunction in some way. My book provides hope.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to Addicted to Dysfunction getting out to the public?
BT: I have always had a unique ability to motivate and inspire others. God equipped me with a charismatic disposition that allows me to connect with individuals through my writings.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish Addicted to Dysfunction:?
BT: It took me about five months to actually write Addicted to Dysfunction. I enjoy pouring my thoughts out on a canvas and editing them later.
JP: What’s next for Benita Tyler?
BT: I have already started my next book, which is also a memoir. It is based on my husband’s alter ego “Salty Dog”, who is immersed in the urban motorcycle world. The story line consists of him always being on a quest for the next big street race. The book is called Put Up or Shut Up: An Urban Tale into the Motorcycle World As I Know It.