The star of the Discovery Channel's Amish Mafia and KREATIVE client "Lebanon" Levi Stoltzfus presents his first book, Amish Confidential, available now for preorder. Lebanon Levi teams with New York Times Bestseller Ellis Henican (Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior, Doc: A Memoir) to tell the story of the Amish people that you've never heard before.
Look past the tourism and simple life, the postcards and brochures. There's more to this secretive society than buggies, bonnets, and beards.
Lebanon Levi pulls no punches and in the process shows a side of the Amish that the rest of us never knew to exist. There is a fascinating and contrarian side to the Amish lifestyle, punctuated by all-night field parties and senseless, hurtful shunnings. And in such a small community, gossip and family feuds are bound to have a role. Quilting bees become stitch-and-bitch sessions, and good-natured community news yields prissy tattletales and nosy neighbors.
And in a community as strict and plain as this, the biggest temptations are things that the rest of us in the English world take for granted. Forbidden joyrides and using prohibited automobiles are just the tip of the iceberg: sex, alcohol, and even Wi-Fi have forbidden allure to some of the Amish people. And even with all of the tantalizing modern amenities that threaten to lure members away from the church, and all of the trappings of small-town drama, there are still random acts of kindness and remarkable forgiveness as well.
Currently available for pre-sale, Amish Confidential is slotted for release on March 31, 2015. Lebanon Levi works with KREATIVE to tell his story with a personal brand development program, website design, and social media profile designs.