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My book will be published soon!
« on: February 22, 2018, 09:58:58 AM »
Hello everyone!
My book, titled "Explosion of Joy -- A memoir of the grief counselor for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370" will be published soon!
It will initially be published independently, and we are looking to be picked up by a publishing house (possibly a university press) later.

I am still looking for endorsement from prominent people. If you have someone to recommend, do let me know and I will send the manuscript!
Same if you know someone at a publishing house!

I have this endorsement from Dr. Ellen Weber: "Explosion of Joy is an extraordinary tribute to counselor Paul Yin and to grieving families of Malaysia Flight 370 disaster. The book illustrates kindness, compassion, advocacy, activism and faith in the face of aviation tragedy. Discover joy and be spellbound in its wake."

Paul
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2018, 10:01:19 AM »
I'm sorry that I can't help with providing connections, but congratulations on finishing the book!
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2018, 10:30:55 AM »
Warm wishes for success!
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2018, 10:36:29 AM »
Warm wishes for success!
Thanks!

You may be interested in the fact that The Word Maestro (Mel) is in one of the chapters.

Maybe the pastor at your church can write an endorsement.  ;)
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2018, 10:44:19 AM »
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Paul Yin, after studying psychology in California, fought hard to chip away at “political thought correction” in China to replace it with real, beneficial counseling. He has lectured to thousands of crowds, trained thousands of counselors, and was instrumental in establishing the Employee Assistance Program in China and parts of Africa. Paul has provided counseling to victims and families of several Chinese National disasters: SARS, the Sichuan Earthquake, Asiana Airlines 214 Disaster, and, most recently, MH370. Paul helped China realize the need for psychology, and he describes the ways he helped people find joy despite unspeakable grief.

That is awesome, what great work - all of that would make a great documentary

as an aside I always wondered about the level of post-traumatic stress for the older generation in China that endured the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2018, 10:46:59 AM »
That is awesome, what great work - all of that would make a great documentary

as an aside I always wondered about the level of post-traumatic stress for the older generation in China that endured the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution

You can add at least half a century worth of trauma on top of that, from the boxer rebellion, to half a century of civil war with Japanese invasion sandwiched in between. Communism brought a period of relief until...
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2018, 10:58:35 AM »
You can add at least half a century worth of trauma on top of that, from the boxer rebellion, to half a century of civil war with Japanese invasion sandwiched in between. Communism brought a period of relief until...

True, then the Taiping rebellion and the Opium Wars - things pretty much sucked for you all since Qianlong died

My history is weak going back before the Qing, but seems like every dynastic change was a catastrophe for ordinary people.  Certainly the Ming-Qing was and of course the mongol invasion.
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2018, 11:05:50 AM »
Thanks!

You may be interested in the fact that The Word Maestro (Mel) is in one of the chapters.

Maybe the pastor at your church can write an endorsement.  ;)

Let me ask!
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2018, 02:15:14 PM »
Congratulations!

Please keep us posted regarding availability.

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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2018, 07:50:45 PM »
Great news, Paul! I wish for continued success your way.
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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2018, 11:00:52 PM »
Great news, Paul! I wish for continued success your way.
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It sounds like an extraordinary book and of great interest. I partly say this as I work as a (voluntary) grief counsellor myself for an organisation called Cruse in the UK. Although I don't really know anyone who could help with funding the project I very much hope that it goes ahead and hope to see the book one day myself.
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« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2018, 09:31:57 AM »
Congratulations. I take it the book is in English? Any plans for a Chinese edition?

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« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2018, 10:08:15 PM »
Congrats! Wishing you all the best and great success with your book.  8)
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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2018, 04:20:27 AM »
Bravissimo!
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« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2018, 05:09:40 AM »
Congratulations Paul.
Have just ordered a copy of this book (from Amazon UK) which looks to be of extraordinary interest.
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« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2018, 05:11:04 AM »
I've wishlisted the Kindle edition, will pull the trigger after Easter.  (I.e., no chance I can read it before then.)
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« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2018, 10:43:19 AM »
The book arrived today (v quick service from Amazon UK). I've already read the moving introduction and look forward to reading the rest. Does the red and white scarf that you have round you on the cover photo mean that you are a Manchester United supporter or does it have another significance? Great photo by the way.
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« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2018, 06:39:37 PM »
The book arrived today (v quick service from Amazon UK). I've already read the moving introduction and look forward to reading the rest. Does the red and white scarf that you have round you on the cover photo mean that you are a Manchester United supporter or does it have another significance? Great photo by the way.
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It is an Arsenal scarf. I am a gooner.
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« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2018, 10:51:37 PM »
It is an Arsenal scarf. I am a gooner.

Well, I'm a Chelsea supporter but I forgive you.  8)

I'm enjoying your book very much and found the Mel episode very powerful and moving.
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