Starvin’ Artist: Hunger for Success


Author:  Anthony Waldren
ISBN-13-digit:  978-1737945000
ISBN-10-digit:  1737945002
Pub. date:  October 20, 2021
Format: Paperback, Hardcover, e-book, audiobook
Trim size:  5.5 x 8.5″
Page count:  224 pgs.
Publishers:  Aleah Jean Publishing, LLC
Genre:  Memoir
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Price: $12.99


Editorial Reviews:
“On its surface Starvin’ Artist: Hunger for Success is an inspirational memoir by graphic artist and businessman Anthony Waldren. On a deeper level, it’s a thoughtful, insightful, and reflective work of philosophy about life based on the lessons Waldren has learned. As a memoir, it’s impressive.” – Readers’ Favorite

“The humanity in Starvin’ Artist is remarkable. It affirms that there is truly no excuse when you want to make things happen. I enjoyed reading this memoir and you will, too.” – Readers’ Favorite

“This book is a seminal example of a memoir, written as an exercise in vulnerability and contemplation on the effect on a person’s life of being able to express yourself as you struggle through hardships. Anthony Waldren’s life story is one from which every reader can learn a lesson of hope and determination, and his frankness about his life’s hardships and the effort needed to overcome them creates a realistic but inspirational response in the reader.” – Readers’ Favorite



2022 International Award Winner – Readers’ Favorite

“…A poignant and revealing memoir, with helpful guidance and priceless tips for everyone, especially future entrepreneurs and go-getters.” ~ Dackeyia Q. Sterling CEO/Publisher – Entertainment Power Players®

Finding success in this thing called “life” can be complicated. Sometimes we’re driven by an insatiable hunger; other times, we drift in life aimlessly looking for purpose. Yet, what appears to be circumstances meant to bury us can become the foundation from which we grow. In life, we grow strong and resilient simply because of our courage to continue through seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

This book is an example of what happens when perseverance becomes less of an admirable quality and more of a way of life. Starvin’ Artist: Hunger for Success is a truly inspirational story of how poverty, violence, and drug abuse ran rampant in underserved minority communities and how those experiences shaped a young Black boy into a successful husband, father, and business owner. Anthony found peace and solace in art. Despite many challenges, Anthony used the adversity of his reality to fuel his hunger for success.

Starvin’ Artist: Hunger for Success is a reminder that everything—every win, every conquest, every loss, every obstacle, every speed bump, every mistake, and every mishap—can be a stepping stone to success. This book is a guide for taking life experiences (not only in Anthony’s life but the lives of many others) and finding lessons in them and using those lessons to change the trajectory of your life.