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20 Beautiful Men is a collection of short stories that Will Heal Your Soul, Ignite Your Passion And Inspire Your Divine Purpose. Here's what to expect in chapter two written by, yours truly, LIONELL DIXON. 

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Doubt raised by others simply inspires me to go even harder to get the success that I ultimately know is mine to have.


Lionell Dixon is a book author and motivational speaker from New Jersey. He was born the oldest of three raised by his mother Caroline. Besides growing up and having to battle tough kids in his neighborhood he also shared battles with obesity into his adulthood.

Even as the odds were set again him, he focused investing positive energy which lead him to achieving an inspirational 150 pound weight loss transformation.

To date his life story has ignited a strong passion for helping others lost without hope to come out of the shadows and find enough courage to seek and achieve their dreams. His positive message and success story has marked tremendous impact on lives by the thousands across the world thus far.

Since his transformation he has competed in a few bodybuilding competitions with hope of being a positive example to all others aspiring to achieve the body of their dreams. Today, Lionell, also known as Lonnie Fresh is a book author and motivational speaker.

His first book out entitled Out of the Shadows was released in 2016 followed by his cookbook The 150 Fresh System in 2017. He is also a contributing co-author to Best Selling 20 Beautiful Men and active blogger for the HuffPost.

Lionell believes that, one must be able to conquer the mind in order to be set free of mental self-enslavement.



Why did I change my life?

I changed my life because I got sick and tired of feeling like a loser. I didn't want to keep blaming others for my faults or life circumstances.

I can't believe the number of times I actually felt nauseous after thinking about how I failed to consciously accept responsibility for my own actions.  

I was suffering in the inside. In fact, I knew that I was probably dying. The only hope I had of making it was by taking action towards saving myself, not from the world... BUT FROM MYSELF!

By and by, I began to think, speak, and eat to the best of my potential.  

I adopted the idea of closing my eyes, taking deep breaths and imagining that the new life I wanted to live was simultaneously manifesting before my spiritual eyes.


The repetition of living in those moments faithfully day after day soon convinced me that I had already acquired success though not exactly in within my physically procession. 

Before anybody could say the words,

"I can't believe he actually did it,"

my life had transformed in such a way for the better.

As I look upon THIS day, it humbles me so graciously to see how much of a favor I actually did for myself by adding more years onto my life than I sought to have had in the past.

And to share this testimony among the world, I believe could offer a good sense of hope for all suffering from the same psychological wounds as I from the past. 

So why did I change my life?

I changed my life because I wanted to endure in true happiness mentally, physically and emotionally.





Out of the Shadows  paperback

Out of the Shadows accentuates the sheer courage to soar above the pain of one man's childhood; being abandoned by his father in the rain, gaining over 200 lbs., topping off at 315lbs., in addition suffered from bulimia and homeless almost ended his life with an accidental overdose. His heroic path will inspire readers to look for the silver lining in every storm and never settle for less than you're worth. Lonnie loses half of his body weight and entered numerous championship bodybuilding competitions after weighing in at 150 lbs. His amazing journey is hysterical, but real. A must read for any teenager in crisis. Also, to every parent, there is a message that shouldn't be overlooked, your children need you!

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Out of the Shadows cookbook

Out of the Shadows cookbook offers some of my favorite recipes that I personally created along side my wife, and ate during my weight loss transformation. Today I still incorporate these very recipes to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I learned that transforming my life would take more than just losing weight. It would entail having healthy eating habits to enhance what I'd be doing physically. The is my first volume and truly hope that you and your family will enjoy every delicious selection as you'll be creating new memories. I also encourage you to get a copy of my book "Out of the Shadows" the Lionell Dixon Story. I assure that what I have to offer will absolutely change your life. 


20 Beautiful Men


Atlanta, Georgia (August 12, 2017) - Following the success of "20 Beautiful Women", Best-selling Author and Publisher, Saba Tekle, has released the male version of the title -20 Beautiful Men: 20 Stories That Will Heal Your Soul, Ignite Your Passion And Inspire Your Divine Purpose

"20 Beautiful Men" is an inspiring collection of personal short stories from 20 authors, speakers, and life coaches bonding together for the common goal of brotherhood, and to transform men and women from the inside out. Contributors include Dan Mason, Dr. David Yoder, Kevin Thornton and Lionell Dixon to name a few.

When "20 Beautiful Women" was released in 2014; it had took on a life of its own. The book inspired the #20BeautifulWomen Challenge on social media, which over a million women participated in. It has its own blog on Huffington Post and was featured on as HLN's Daily Share, Huffington Post and Buzzfeed as well as other media outlets. It won an award for Best Script at the New Media Film Festival and “20 Beautiful Women” is set to be made into a documentary.

It also ranked on the best-sellers list topping categories in Women's Personal Growth, Spiritual Healing category Motivational and Self Help-Spiritual. Already, it appears as though "20 Beautiful Men" is mimicking its success. Launched on July 25, 2017, the book hit number 1 in Spiritual Healing, Men's Personal Growth, Self Help and Motivation and has 3 published blogs in The Huffington Post.

One reader summed up the overall impact of the book. He wrote:

"So often men do not share the truth of their stories. Maybe its ego, maybe its shame. I'm not sure. However, this book is a breath of fresh air for everyone. I appreciate each author telling the story of hurt, betrayal, suffering, and more, but also how each has come out on top. I really wish each author had more space for more details. I recommend it without reservation to every man and the ladies for the men in their lives."

20 Beautiful Men: 20 Stories That Will Heal Your Soul, Ignite Your Passion And Inspire Your Divine Purpose is a must have resource for anyone looking for a dose of courage and motivation.

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