More MS news articles for September 2000

Emmy Award-Winning Talk Show Host Montel Williams Publishes Second Book

All Royalties Donated to Multiple Sclerosis Research

Friday September 29, 6:00 am Eastern Time
Press Release
SOURCE: Montel Williams

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Montel Williams today announced the release of his second book, "Life Lessons and Reflections," an inspiring collection of quotes and sayings by Williams himself and other noteworthy figures, complemented by beautiful sepiatone photographs. Dedicating his life to the fight for a cure of multiple sclerosis (also known as MS), a disease he has been steadfastly battling since he was diagnosed with it over a year ago, Williams has donated 100 percent of his royalties to The Montel Williams MS Foundation. The funds will benefit three organizations Williams has worked very closely with over the past year: The Foundation for Neurologic Diseases, through Harvard and the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, The Nancy Davis Center Without Walls and the Karolinska Nobel Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Published by Mountain Movers Press, an imprint of Hay House, Inc., that Williams recently formed in a co-venture with the publisher, "Life Lessons and Reflections" hits bookstore shelves in late September.

As a nationally syndicated talk show host, lecturer and author, Williams has spent many years speaking with people in virtually all walks of life, on a diverse array of topics that reflect the human condition. His wealth of knowledge is highlighted through the life lessons and reflections he offers in this thought-provoking book, which will appeal to both the visual and intuitive senses.

With access to a large public forum, Williams is intent on offering himself as a positive example of someone living and thriving with MS. "I want to inspire people and show them that they can live and prosper with MS," said Williams. "MS picked the wrong person. I have a big mouth and I am going to continue flapping it until there is a cure!"

In addition to promoting his latest book, Williams is celebrating a 10-year milestone with his award-winning talk show "The Montel Williams Show," which continually garners high ratings, reaching over 95% of the country, for Paramount Domestic Television. Leaving no rest for the weary, he also recently completed his feature film directorial debut with the making of the drama "Little Pieces," which is currently being shopped for distribution.

Williams' next book under his publishing partnership with Hay House, Inc., "Practical Parenting," is slated to be released October 1, 2000. Co-authored with Jeffrey Gardere, Ph.D., family therapist and father, "Practical Parenting" takes a comprehensive look at a variety of parenting issues. From initially deciding to have children, nurturing and setting rules to discipline, sibling rivalry and educational goals, the two fathers cover it all.

For the first time since being diagnosed with the disease, Williams can directly support important, life-saving research through the newly established Montel Williams MS Foundation. Contributions can be sent to the organization at 331 W. 57th Street, Suite 420, New York, NY, 10019. One hundred percent of the funds received will be earmarked for research. For additional information on The Montel Williams MS Foundation, contact the foundation's director, Melanie McLaughlin, at 212-830-0347.

Montel Williams is one of the most charismatic, admired and successful personalities on television today. He is seen by 10 to 12 million viewers on his talk show every day. He has also authored the New York Times bestseller, "Mountain, Get Out Of My Way," an autobiographical book that discusses such topics as racism, mentoring, affirmative action and the importance of family. Born in Baltimore's inner city, Williams was the youngest of four children in a family that was hardworking and loving. At the age of 18, he joined the Marine Corps and later became a Naval Intelligence Officer. There, he acquired an education, a sense of direction and a respect for discipline -- values he would never forget. Williams currently resides in New York City and is the father of four children.

For more information, please contact: Chrisette Suter of B|W|R Public Relations - LA, 310-550-7776, or Mirian Arias of B|W|R Public Relations - NY, 212-582-0700, both for Montel Williams.

SOURCE: Montel Williams