Connecticut, Ma. — This week marks the nationwide release of “Mike Clemons: My Life in Story,” an awe-inspiring biography by author Mike Clemons.

“Big Mike” Clemons is known for many things — touring as a drummer with Usher, Israel and New Breed and Mary J. Blige; producing music; and helping others make a name for themselves. However, most people don’t know how this once overweight musician not only became well known, but also embraced a healthy lifestyle that has forever changed him.

The “My Life in Story” series, captures real life instances from a first-person perspective that brings the reader into the world of celebrities, without losing any of the traditional biographical prose. In this book, get to know the real Mike Clemons as he tells his lifestyle as it is, sharing triumphs and failures in a candid and fascinating narrative.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.

Clemons is an internationally renowned drummer and producer. A native of Stratford, Connecticut, he started his music career with the support of his mother, Pastor Rosa Clemons and their church. As a toddler, his family noticed Clemons’ propensity for rhythm, and he received his first full drum set at the age of three.