updated 6/23/2011 10:16:41 AM ET 2011-06-23T14:16:41

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 23, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Taking a few extra paper clips home from the office; talking about your friend behind her back; purchasing a pair of shoes that you can't afford nor fit your feet into? We've all done it – unfortunately. But now, finally there is a book about personal honesty that makes sense of it all, shows us how we are only cheating ourselves, and makes us laugh in the process. "You Can't Get to Heaven Wearing Tight Shoes: A Book About Personal Honesty," is written by Dr. Patricia St. E. Darlington and published by Llumnia Press.  It is now available at amazon.com, online at www.notightshoesinheaven.com and in Barnes & Noble bookstores nationwide. Dr. Darlington is a female author and award-winning professor, who has taught the principles of communication around the world.

Early on in her life, Dr. Darlington pondered the existence of heaven and hell and wondered what it really took to gain entry into either. In her process of understanding, Dr. Darlington quickly realized what was of most importance: one's personal honesty. This concept of doing what is right for you, not hiding behind facades (or eye lashes) and most importantly being honest with one's self is at the center of Dr. Darlington's book.

She explains: "You can't get to heaven wearing someone else's hair, someone else's nails, a Victoria Secret push-up bra, and claim it's all yours 'cause you paid for it! Why? Let's be honest… 'Cause tonight you have to take them all off and look in the mirror. That's why!"

A thoughtful, funny, non-sugar coated, narrative, "You Can't Get to Heaven Wearing Tight Shoes" is a must read in today's society, where so often we live for an image or perception and forget, at the end of the day, that it's what we see in the mirror that's most important.

About Dr. Darlington

Patricia St. E. Darlington, Ph.D., is a writer and college professor who has dedicated her life to helping others reach their greatest potential. Dr. Darlington received a master's degree in Mass Communication and Public Relations, and a Doctorate in Communication and Cognitive Psychology from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Darlington is currently an Associate Professor of Intercultural Communication at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. She is the recipient of the 2011 FAU Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and was nominated for the 2010 Inspire Integrity Award given by The National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Dr. Darlington is the founder of the Not-for Profit organization Life Skills Academy, which is dedicated to the personal and social development of youth in order to create competent, effective, productive, global citizens, and Life Skills Training and Consulting, Inc., which provides educational services for corporations. She is the author of the forthcoming book entitled Cultural Minority Representation in the Media: A Historic View of Television's Underserved, and co-author of the book entitled Women, Power and Ethnicity: Working Toward Reciprocal Empowerment. She is also the author of several scholarly journal articles. She has presented numerous workshops across the United States, including Hawaii, and in West Africa, on the value of diversity, personal empowerment and the power of women.

Dr. Darlington is an Ordained Non-Denominational Minister, and is the mother of three young adults, Bashir, Rolda, and Headley III. She lives in South Florida with her husband Headley II. Learn more at www.notightshoesinheaven.com.

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