TAKING THE CAPE OFF by Patrick J. Kenny is an Award-Winning Finalist – 2021 Best Book Awards sponsored by American Book Fest
For immediate release:
November 16, 2021
TAKING THE CAPE OFF How to Lead Through Mental Illness, Unimaginable Grief and Loss by Patrick J. Kenny, is an Award-Winning Finalist in the Parenting & Family, Spirituality, categories of the 2021 Best Book Awards sponsored by American Book Fest and is available at Amazon and other book selling sites.
Pat Kenny states, “I am honored to be recognized as a finalist in 2 separate categories by the American Book Fest. There are so many distinguished authors in this competition and I am humbled that the message of Taking the Cape Off resonated with the judges. I’m grateful my son Sean’s message can be shared with more people that mental illness is a physical illness.”
Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of American Book Fest says of the awards, now in their 19th year, “The 2021 results represent a phenomenal mix of books from a wide array of publishers throughout the United States. Our success begins with the enthusiastic participation of authors and publishers and continues with our distinguished panel of industry judges who bring to the table their extensive editorial, PR, marketing, and design expertise.”
Winners and finalists traversed the publishing landscape: HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, John Wiley and Sons, Rowman & Littlefield, Revell/Baker Publishing, Macmillan Publishers, Routledge/Taylor and Francis, Sounds True, HCI Press, New World Library, Lake Union Publishing, She Writes Press, American Psychological Association, NYU Press, Oxford University Press, John Hopkins University Press and hundreds of Independent Houses contribute to this year’s outstanding competition!
American Book Fest is an online publication providing coverage for books from mainstream and independent publishers to the world online community.
About The Book
Taking the Cape Off shares Fire Chief Pat Kenny’s journey to overcome his perceived failure as a leader in his most cherished duty, that of being a protector. His “Cape” failed to protect his 20-year-old son Sean from dying by suicide after a lifelong battle with mental illness. His anguish was complicated by his role as the leader of a fire department.
This is not a story of darkness but rather one of hope as he reveals the path he took to move forward with his life and return to a leadership role. In this book, he will share:
- How you as a leader can address the stigma attached to mental illness in the workplace, at home, or with friends, utilizing professional resources and relying on your faith.
- How you can develop the leadership communication skills necessary to help you both personally and professionally when faced with any health crisis.
- How to foster a continuing, loving relationship with your deceased loved one’s memory by acknowledging the signs you receive from the hereafter.
TAKING THE CAPE OFF How to Lead Through Mental Illness, Unimaginable Grief and Loss is available on Amazon and other book selling sites.