For Immediate Release
January 26, 2010
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(BPRW) Becoming One's Own Cause

Poole shares a compilation of posts focusing on self-acceptance and self-expression

 ( BLACK PR WIRE) Alexandria, VA– January 26, 2010 – Book Publisher Xlibris today announces today the release of I Am My Own Cause: An Unfiltered Blog-View of Life As I See It. Authored by Charles K. Poole, this compilation features his thought provoking, inspiring, and humorous blog posts, but also offers a philosophical approach to life that readers will relate to, and embrace.

Poole’s blog,, began as personal journal but soon became a catharsis for him to deal with personal and professional challenges, as well as reflect on everything from popular culture to politics. Little did he know that as he shared his unfiltered thoughts, others would find their own lives reflected in, and inspired by, the words he had written.

Guided by a personal belief that intensive self-care, in all its various forms, is an essential part of our human journey and becoming the best we each can be, I Am My Own Cause is all about accepting ourselves for the unique human beings we are. “The way I see it, the more you’re present for yourself in your own life, the more present you can be in the lives of those for whom you care and love,” Poole says. “I’ve also learned that knowing where you stand, and what you believe, makes for a stronger you. In the book I get to say what’s on my mind, my way, without a filter. And for the first time in a long time I feel completely free as a result.”

With entries focusing on life lessons, race, politics, weight, holidays, pop culture, love, faith, and happiness, this book aims to inspire lives and encourage self acceptance and freedom of thought. For more information on I Am My Own Cause, log on to

About the Author
Charles K. Poole has been writing since college, but predominantly in a professional capacity as an editor/journalist, public relations executive, and communications strategist over the past 25 years. Poole has counseled some of America’s largest companies, developed communications strategies for local and state governments, and helped community-based non-profit organizations communicate more effectively with their audiences.

Poole, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, is also a former communication/journalism professor and currently Chief Strategist for PooleProof Communications, LLC, an Alexandria, Virginia-based public relations and communications consultancy. In this role, he assists clients in reinventing their brands and improving their reputations through authentic communications messaging and anticipatory issues planning.

I Am My Own Cause * by Charles K. Poole
An Unfiltered Blog-View of Life As I See It
Publication Date: December 7, 2009
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 157 pages; 978-1-4500-0072-7
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 157 pages; 978-1-4500-0073-4

To request a complimentary paperback review copy, contact the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7479. Tear sheets may be sent by regular or electronic mail to Marketing Services. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7876. The book is also available via, and