October 20, 2017

Books

As an active published author, blogger, and professional speaker, James has traditionally published three poetry and photography books through Woodson and Knowles Publishing Group. Browse each title below as James opens himself to the world through the combined message of the written word and artistic imagery.

James has also published his first nonfiction piece, a memoir specifically focused on his struggles living with bipolar disorder and overcoming his mental illness through the power of Jesus Christ with the support of family and friends. It is a story of survival and redemption and will change the life of any sincere reader who decides to purchase it, learning to experience the world in James’s shoes, from both a manic and depressed individual perspective.

 

 

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One Flight Short of a Cuckoo’s Nest: How Anyone with A Mental Illness Can Survive, Resurrect, and Inspire

In this memoir, James L. Cartee III challenges our institutions, including the Church, to face common failings toward those who suffer mental illness, citing that ignorance and a lack of caring often instigate further hardships. Cartee chronicles his journey with mental illness. Time after time, he falls only to rise again and achieve many of his goals, including attaining a graduate degree and traveling around the world. Cartee shares the message of hope that if he, a man from a simple background, can rise above his mental illness, then anyone can–through the strength and grace of God.
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Eighteen Blessed Detours

By James L. Cartee III

James L. Cartee III offers readers another peek through his photo lens and into his heartfelt thoughts – this time as a displaced person. After moving from familiar surroundings and the network of support he had grown used to, the author finds himself struggling to orient himself in his new world. A delicate psyche can make adjusting to anything new a bit of a struggle but Cartee uses introspection, writing, faith, and his talent as a photographer to find his way. Every life has “detours” and it is how those struggles shape us that define our future lives. James Cartee offers his struggles in Eighteen Blessed Detours for the reader to find both common ground and hope for the future.
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Twenty-Three Deeply Rooted Confessions

By James L. Cartee III

James L. Cartee III shares his photographic eye and poet’s heart in this updated third edition. Each original black and white photograph is paired with a poem composed by the author. The poems are unfiltered in their emotion – be it love, isolation, anger, or acceptance, the reader becomes a confidant as Cartee shares his deeply rooted confessions.

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Thirty-Five Virtuous Blueprints

By James L. Cartee III

James L. Cartee III follows up his first book of black and white photography and poetry, Twenty-Three Deeply Rooted Confessions, with this similar study in full color. An original color photo accompanies each of his poems with additional photos included from some of the author’s travels. As with his first book, Cartee lays bare his soul in these missives, and provides the reader with what will most likely be shared experiences of the human condition.
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