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The Only Way is Up: The Journey of an Immigrant – a New Motivational Book by Folake Taylor – Makes its Debut

Atlanta, GA–Author Folake Taylor was inspired to write this book by the troubling social trends in the developed world. She is a foreign born MD who has dared to express an opinion about issues she believes are in need of a new direction in the American society and most of the western countries. She offers solutions to alleviate these and other problems, even as she makes a connection to global views and personal experiences. According to Folake Taylor, “Though leaders politically and economically, America and many industrialized countries are not leaders socially. We have fallen short in this regard. Do we have to trade modernization for social values?”

The Only Way is Up: The Journey of an Immigrant is a phenomenal read and though literature exists on similar subjects, they are usually not authored by an immigrant (with a view from within and without); neither do they contain such an array of information in a single book. Folake Taylor provides an interesting perspective for women and African Americans most especially, as seen through the eyes of an immigrant. She paints a picture of unique struggles and triumphs that one scarcely ever reads on paper while offering a matchless viewpoint to assist immigrants from the third world.

In this self-help book, Folake Taylor constantly exudes positivity and emphasizes empowerment through promoting self esteem and instilling a sense of self worth which build the foundation for success in life. She ties in her global and professional experiences as an MD and the expertise this affords concerning certain subject matters.

Some of the issues that are the focus of this book are:

Identity & Gender roles
Health & Preventive medicine
Finding a mate
Relationships & Family
Single parenthood
Teenage pregnancies
Diet & Nutrition
Global exposure
Positivity & Loving yourself
Life outside the United States

Her objective for this book is to facilitate change in her environment by the collective involvement of each individual in the community. Though dealing with critical issues, this book is an easy read.

Folake Taylor is a board certified outpatient Internal Medicine MD in the suburbs of Atlanta GA. Her residency training was at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta GA. She has published work and conference abstract presentations in the field of Medicine to her credit.

For book sales please visit http://www.theonlywayisup.net or amazon.com

For interviews and/ or review copies, requests may be addressed to FT@theonlywayisup.net

ISBN 9781448618019

Paperback 5.25 X 8 inches 168 pages ISBN 978–1448618019 Suggested Retail Price $14.99

Information for Booksellers: For orders please email orders@theonlywayisup.net

Terms: Net 30 days Discounts: 35% for 1-99 copies 40% for 100-499 copies 45% for 500 or more copies Customer pays shipping Fully returnable for one year


The Only Way is Up:

The Journey of an Immigrant

by Folake Taylor

Looking for answers? This book provides insight and solutions to the following:

Health & Preventive Medicine
Finding a mate
Relationships & Family
Single parenthood
Teenage pregnancies
Gender roles
Diet & Nutrition
Global exposure
Positivity & Loving yourself
Life outside the United States
And much more…

Praise for The Only Way is Up–The Journey of an Immigrant:

“This book is a trail blazer that will influence many immigrants and all who believe in rising above all kinds of divides. For those who seek to positively shift life’s boundaries and rise above ceilings that limit individuals. You must read it.”

–Professor Mary E. Modupe Kolawole Author, Womanism and African Consciousness

(Africa World Press, Trenton NJ, 1997)

Author Bio for Folake Taylor

Folake Taylor was born in the United Kingdom to Nigerian–born parents in the early 70s and was raised in both countries before settling in the United States to live the American dream.

Taylor obtained her medical degree (MB ChB–Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) in 1998 from the Obafemi Awolowo University College of Health Sciences in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. After medical school, she underwent a year of rotational internship in Nigeria after which she relocated to the United States. She is a 2006 graduate of the Internal Medicine Residency Program of the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA.

During residency, she participated in research. Folake Taylor is co-author of “Dyspnea, Dry cough and Fever in a woman with treated Rheumatoid Arthritis” (Photo Quiz in American Family Physician January 2007). She was the Presenter and a Co-author for “Identifying Priority Areas for Improving Patient Satisfaction in an Inner City Public Hospital,” an abstract presentation at the regional American College of Physicians (ACP) meeting (April 2005). She also co-authored “Resident Satisfaction with Continuity of Care Experience in a Public Hospital setting,” another ACP abstract presentation.

Taylor was active during her three year residency in Internal Medicine. She was acting Chief resident for a month, a position that requires leadership, organizational and people skills. After this, she received the Chief Residents’ Award for “going above and beyond”. For a period in residency, Taylor was a motivational speaker for the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) for some years. In addition, she was a role play participant in the Step II CS USMLE exams (medical licensing exams) also for some years. She was a front runner for the coveted position of Chief Resident after completion of her residency in 2006, a position she declined to take up a Primary Care position in an underserved area. This is where she currently practices outpatient Internal Medicine in the Atlanta metro area and resides in the suburbs of Atlanta with her husband and toddler.

Taylor is a member of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).

Folake Taylor is a practicing Christian and was raised as one. Like Michael J. Fox, she describes herself as an incurable optimist. According to Taylor, the best part of her job is being able to affect people’s lives positively. Writing this book satisfies her goal of reaching an even bigger audience with her message.

Her website is http://www.theonlywayisup.net

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