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Hillside Author Discusses His Efforts to Restore Male Image at The Newark Public Library
July 11, 2007
Media only, please contact:
Heidi Cramer at (973) 733-7837

Hillside author and clothier, Alex Ellis will explore his unique sense of style and his passion for fashion at an evening lecture and book signing at The Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street, Wednesday, July 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The program will take place in Centennial Hall on The Libraryís second floor.

In his book, Restoring the Male Image: A Look from the Inside Out, Ellis maintains that a manís appearance reflects his inner self. He urges a return to the style and dignity of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920ís. Dress well, he contends, and you can live well, too.

Ellis, CEO of Simply Ellis, LLC, offers customers hand-tailored suits, shirts and menís furnishings. His drive to revive the Harlem Renaissance man has attracted such gospel industry clients as Tye Tribbett, Byron Cage and Jonathan Nelson, Bishop Thomas Weeks, Bishop Larry Trotter, and Bishop Donald Hilliard.

In his book, Ellis introduces his readers to an acronym of the word image. For Ellis, IMAGE stands for: Integrity, Manhood, Authority, Generosity and overall Excellence as a human. Outward appearance is inexorably linked to inner values.

He now speaks across the nation about image from the inside out to men both young and old. Ellis holds a Master's in Theology, with a concentration in Urban Ministry, from New Brunswick Theological Seminary, as well as an M.S. Degree in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University. He is a member of the Berkeley College Fashion Advisory Board, 100 Black Men of America, National Urban League Young Professionals, and serves as mentor for the "Boys to Men" program.

The book signing is open to the public without charge. For information, please call Anthony Clark, 973-424-1831.


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