Josia Nakash
Founder, Good Vibe Agency

My Friend Wrote A Book About Addiction: The Egotist

My friend Jesse Bogner wrote this book, The Egotist, about how he went from being a self-centered and not very healthy individual to changing his entire perception of the world in a matter of months. But the truth is that we are all quite misguided these days and part of an ill society that needs healing.

Watch Jesse talk about the transition he went through in this clip:

You can read an excerpt from The Egotist here.

I am sharing with you the press release we put out last week that received a very positive response, especially from the Jewish media.

The Egotist tracks its author’s development from a hedonistic New Yorker to a Kabbalist, on a path to find the meaning of life.

With the season of giving right around the corner, we are promoting an unusual book in our traditional line of Kabbalah books; a book by a rich Jewish kid with a lot of issues that has recently released. The Egotist tracks Jesse Bogner’s transition from an individual fighting his own demons with no compass, map or clear explanation of what is happening in his life. Luckily fate was on his side and he gradually acquired much needed insight from an unexpected source – the wisdom of Kabbalah. This knowledge helped him reach a new awareness that sheds light on every aspect of life, and especially why so many people are suffering from depression and substance abuse in today’s world.

The Egotist offers a glimpse into the misunderstood world of Kabbalah and how the collective plea of Kabbalists has the power to correct the egos of individuals and the world at large. Never before has a Kabbalah student in such excruciating detail illuminated the nature of his own spiritual development.

Customer Reviews on Amazon:

Aaron Chester:
“This is a must read for anybody with questions about life. It’s heartfelt and personal, and at the same time addresses the general problems and questions facing people as a whole. It’s a wonderful story tied together with a really thoughtful explanation of the wisdom of Kabbalah for anyone in search of the meaning of life.”

Seth Breitman:
“I’m used to Wayne Dyer and Deepak Chopra’s teaching to see the good, visualize the life you want, because the reality is, you are God and all is truly goodness. Jesse wants that too, he wants to feel comfortable in his skin, to feel meaning and purpose in life, to feel significant and recognized and a part of the great unified whole. In this book, the difference I see is that Kabbalah and Jesse’s experience of it is down and dirty real. Try to imagine a spiritual guide telling you that the reason you feel disconnected, sick, lonely and desperate is because you are seeing the world clearly for what it is! (Page 69) It hurts to read that. But it’s refreshing. And then comes this, “We are all shattered vessels from one soul, disconnected from one another, searching for truth in a web of lies.” It’s true! Jesse goes on to describe how he, a broken, recovering drug addicted, alcoholic American egoist finds a remedy for his and the world’s problems in intentional, human connection, taking care of another’s needs as if they were your own. It’s a simple answer and it’s sublime.”

Andrea Malkiewicz:
“This book explains the human condition and the longing for deeper meaning that we all feel, sometimes without even knowing it! I have read lots of spiritual books and this one is a true joy and pleasure to read.”

About The Author
Jesse Bogner is a twenty-six year old graduate of Bard College with a BA in Creative Writing, pursuing a degree in Education. A freelance writer and screenwriter, he moved from New York City, where he was born and raised, to study Kabbalah in Israel under Michael Laitman.

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About the Author
Josia Nakash made Aliya from Canada at the age of 12 on a 28-foot Cape Dory sailboat. She loves sharing all the good Israel has to offer the world. Josia has a BA in International Relations and Political Science. She was the IDF's second female sniper instructor and is a top marketing consultant and copywriter.
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