If I Die, Here's What I Meant by Ryan Truax Summary
Ryan Truax is an American author and musician from Los Angeles, California. His journey from initially starting out as an honor student, a promising athlete and musician, to falling into a world of drug use, to dropping out of high school and losing his Father to suicide, to making his way back to sobriety and redemption again - all while losing his Mother to Cancer following a 6 year battle with the disease - has garnered global attention through his bold, raw and vulnerable approach to writing. After resigning from ten years in the corporate world - within the first year of his writing career - Ryan’s social media platform (Instagram: @rytruax) grew to over 123,000 followers from over 50 countries, and resulted in his first book, “If I Die, Here’s What I Meant,” becoming a #1 Bestseller on Amazon in 3 categories, and a #1 New Release in 9 categories. It ranked at #2 in Amazon Poetry overall, only to be surpassed by Rupi Kaur at #1. It also ranked in the top 50 Amazon books for American Poetry within the 1st month of its release. His work has been shared on social media over 500,000 times, reposted on the world’s largest writing accounts including The Good Quote and Poets, and his story has generated more than twenty press articles nationwide, including publications from Business Insider, Yahoo Finance, and MarketWatch. Ryan is currently beginning the process of writing his 2nd book, and he will be launching a YouTube channel that will contain in-depth, on-camera content which thoroughly discusses mental health, sobriety, fitness, spiritual growth, relational issues, societal stigmas, and writing. The purpose of the channel is to offer value to anyone seeking help. In Ryan’s spare time, his hobbies include playing drums for his local church, exercising 6 days a week, playing baseball, playing guitar, traveling, discovering new coffee blends, and reading new books.