Robin Ruddy releases delightful, empowering self-help book


by Dave Carew

If you don’t know who Robin Ruddy is, you probably haven’t kicked around Nashville too long. Long associated with the celebrated Girls with Guitars concerts and a huge array of other Music City events, Robin is an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist who has toured twenty-six countries with artists such as Rod Stewart, Shania Twain, Ray Stevens, and Lynn Anderson.

A person like Robin would seem to be living her dreams. So how did she do it? And how can YOU do it? If you’re feeling despondent . . . or frustrated with your life . . . or “stuck in a rut” that has little or nothing to do with the life you WANT to live . . . how can you break free and achieve your most precious dreams?

An excellent starting point would be to run out and grab a copy of Robin Ruddy’s charming new self-help book Coconuggets: 10 Secrets to Success in a Coconut Shell. By sharing the delightful story of Tarry the tortoise . . . and of his journey from Confusion Island to Prosperity Island . . . Robin shares 10 rich life-lessons that can help ANYONE build a more prosperous life (according to YOUR definition of prosperity for YOUR life).

There are few books you can read in about an hour and get a “take-away benefit” that can enrich the entire rest of your life. This is one of them. Coconuggets is highly recommended for everyone with a dream, who needs a great strategy for making it happen.

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David M. (Dave) Carew is writer/editor of “Underground Nashville” and the author of the novels “Everything Means Nothing to Me: A Novel of Underground Nashville” and “Voice from the Gutter,” both now available at and Dave is also a freelance book editor and ghostwriter, publicist, seminar and workshop leader, journalist, and advertising / marketing / public relations writer.

Everything Means Nothing to Me: A Novel of Underground Nashville by Dave Carew—which was praised by The Tennessean as “beautiful, haunting, powerful”—is now available in an all-new paperback edition. For more information, please visit:

Do you want to help homeless people in Nashville learn culinary arts and other employment skills that provide a specific, effective path off the streets? Please visit (link below) and consider making a financial contribution. Any amount is very helpful and appreciated. Thank you.


Editor’s Note: “Underground Nashville” covers artists, authors, musicians, poets, political figures, and other compelling people and happenings not typically covered by the mainstream Nashville media. It also presents reflections and commentary from an underground/indie perspective, offering “thoughts from the shadows of a great American city.”

Dave Carew


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