‘The Bachelor’ Alum Mike Johnson Teases New Book About Self-Love

Mike Johnson’s upcoming book “Making The Love You Want ” released for pre-order Wednesday, sharing his journey and advice to finding self-love.

Meagan Lynn

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: August 5th, 2020 3:45 pm pst

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From the second he stepped into Bachelor Nation, Mike Johnson’s bright smile and infectious personality exuded cool confidence. Now he’s teaching others to find their own self-worth in his first book, “Making The Love You Want,” which became available for pre-order Wednesday. 

“I have many raw emotions today. My baby – my book – is finally out in the world,” he shared on Instagram. “The rollercoaster ride I (and my team) endured while writing this book is beyond words. The editing that kept me up till morning hours, the tears that landed on my laptop keyboard, the truths and hard conversations shared with loved ones – it’s all been worth it!”

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The joy of being authentic, the burden that lifts and opens you to freedom – like a mighty exhale. I have many raw emotions today. My baby – my book – is finally out in the world. I honestly can't believe we've made it. The rollercoaster ride I (and my team) endured while writing this book is beyond words. The editing that kept me up till morning hours, the tears that landed on my laptop keyboard, the truths and hard conversations shared with loved ones – it's all been worth it! And so, I share with you now the key: My heart, my book, to ignite you and inspire you to go on your journey – as I have mine – to make the love you want! Let's not merely exist; Let's thrive, grow and never stop exploring the boundaries of everything we have to offer the world. *Deep breath* And, here we go…! Making The Love You Want! (Only 500 copies available for presale! Click the link in my bio for more details 🙏🏾) #MTLYW

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Johnson first appeared on Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette in 2019, followed by Bachelor in Paradise that summer. While he didn’t find the love of his life on the franchise, he did develop a better relationship with himself.

“In trying to find the love that I was in fact looking for all along, I found out it was within me,” Johnson told E! News. “And then when I realized all love begins with self love—really standing up for yourself and being true to your values, quite honestly—is the key to success. Everything changed at that moment. I knew I wanted to share that truth and my truth with more people and that is what inspired this.”

Johnson said the biggest lesson he learned from being on the show was the “life-changing power of courage” and vulnerability.

“Quite honestly, being on a show, being around so many different cultures, so many different personalities for sure, a lot of alpha men in the house I learned that love self, love all. That’s pretty much everything,” he said. 

Along with self-help advice, readers can also expect an inside look at what it’s like to be on the hit reality show. The Bachelor host Chris Harrison shared his support for the book with a quote on the cover. 

“The love and compassion you feel when you see Mike’s contagious smile comes out in his book,” he wrote. “Mike will help you learn to truly love yourself and transform your life…what are you waiting for?”

In keeping with his bright personality, Johnson’s book will be released on World Smile Day: Oct. 2, 2020. You can pre-order the book now.

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Meagan Lynn is a host at AfterBuzz TV and Elon University graduate with a degree in journalism. She loves singing, listening to inspirational podcasts and watching reality TV.

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