Event date: 
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Event Location

Avid Bookshop presents Pervis Taylor for his book, Surthrival Mode. This event will take place on Thursday, May 2, 2019, from 6:30-7:30pm at our Prince Avenue location and is free and open to the public. We encourage you to purchase a copy of the book to get it signed by the author!


Surthrival Mode (Sur-thrive-al) is the latest book from award-winning celebrity life coach, speaker and best selling author Pervis Taylor.

The book is best described as a how-to-guide for men to navigate through their emotions and trauma using the 4 A’s of Surthrival Mode (Acknowledgement, Acceptance, Articulation and Alchemy). The book aims to bridge the gap in men between just surviving and getting by in life to ultimately thriving within their emotions, mental health and relationships with others and themselves. With suicide rates and mental health issues rising rapidly with men, Surthrival Mode aims to be an effective tool to be used in the healing of men.

By depicting his own personal narrative of abuse, depression and low self-esteem, Pervis illustrates an easy to follow guide for how he used the 4A’s of Surthrival Mode to transmute his life story. Readers will be left with actionable steps and tools to apply as they embark on their journey to Surthrive.


Pervis Taylor, III, M.A., is an award-winning celebrity life coach, speaker, and best selling author of Pervis Principles, Volumes 1 & 2 and Single Man, Married Man. As a result of his own trauma, Pervis has dedicated his life to the betterment of one’s mental and emotional growth. Through his honing methods, he continues to transform the lives of his extensive client roster that reaches both celebrities, executives, organizations and most importantly inner city youth by pinpointing their needs and goals. Pervis has a Bachelors in Marketing from University of Miami and his Masters in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University. He currently resides in Brooklyn.