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TBI Guy’s Learnin’ Lessons: Showing Bullies Love.


TitleTBI Guy’s Learnin’ Lessons: Showing Bullies Love.

AuthorsJ. R. Hatcher and A. L. Brooks

GenreChildren’s Book



  • In this engaging children’s book, TBI Guy (a work-related traumatic brain injury survivor) shares real-to-life, moment-to-moment experiences.
  • Written as a fictional narrative through the guise of a storyteller, TBI Guy entertains young readers while teaching them about life as a TBI Survivor.
  • The stories focus on disability awareness and adventures in recovery.


Coping With Bullies explores how TBI Guy encounters bullies on a daily basis in a small rural town. As he navigates these challenges, he wonders, “Do all bullies know they are bullying?” and “How can I make friends and cope with the bullies at the same time while continuing to ‘reel it in’?”


Other Books in the Series:

  • TBI Guy’s Learnin’ Lessons: Raking Grandiflora Magnolia Leaves (Volume I)
  • TBI Guy's Learnin' Lessons: Dealin' With Bullies (Volume II)
  • TBI Guy's Learnin' Lessons: Coping With Bullies (Volume III)
  • TBI Guy’s Learnin’ Lessons: Showing Bullies Love (Volume IV)
  • TBI Guy’s Learnin’ Lessons: Awakenings, New Beginnings, Learnin’ Lessons (Volume V, co-authored with A. L. Brooks)


About the Authors:

  • J. R. Hatcher: A traumatic brain injury survivor of over twenty years, J. R. Hatcher defied doctors’ expectations during his post-trauma recovery. His commitment to disability awareness shines through his writing.
  • A. L. Brooks: A talented author, A. L. Brooks brings her unique perspective to the series. Her collaboration with J. R. Hatcher adds depth and insight to the TBI Guy stories.


TBI Guy’s Learnin’ Lessons: Showing Bullies Love.

This heartwarming book encourages empathy, resilience, and understanding, making it an essential read for children and their families.


J.R. Hatcher: The TBI Guy


A Journey of Resilience and Advocacy

J.R. Hatcher, also known as TBI Guy, is a remarkable individual whose life story intertwines with courage, creativity, and a commitment to raising awareness about traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Here’s a closer look at his inspiring journey:


Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury:

  • J.R. Hatcher’s life took an unexpected turn when he became a traumatic brain injury survivor. His personal experience with TBI shaped his perspective and fueled his determination to educate others.
  • Through his writing, he shares real-life moments, challenges, and triumphs, providing valuable insights into the world of TBI survivors.


Authorship and the TBI Guy’s Learnin’ Lessons Series:

  • TBI Guy’s Learnin’ Lessons is a series of books that bridges entertainment and education. J.R. Hatcher, along with co-author A.L. Brooks, crafted this collection to resonate with both children and adults.
  • The series humorously and authentically portrays the day-to-day experiences of a TBI survivor. Each book focuses on different aspects of life after brain injury, emphasizing disability awareness and coping strategies.


Advocacy and Empathy:

  • As an advocate, J.R. Hatcher aims to demystify the challenges faced by TBI survivors. His titles serve as valuable resources for families, teachers, and friends seeking to understand and support individuals with brain injuries.
  • His approach combines empathy, humor, and practical advice, making the TBI Guy’s Learnin’ Lessons series relatable and educational.


Beyond Writing:

  • J.R. Hatcher’s commitment extends beyond the written word. He is a Certified Personal Trainer, emphasizing physical well-being alongside mental resilience.
  • His determination to raise awareness also drives him to become a coach and engage in speaking engagements at book events.


Legacy and Impact:

  • J.R. Hatcher’s legacy lies in his ability to connect with readers. His firsthand knowledge of TBI allows him to address misconceptions and promote understanding.
  • By sharing his journey, he encourages compassion, resilience, and hope for TBI survivors and their communities.


A Beacon of Hope

J.R. Hatcher’s work transcends the pages of his books, touching lives and fostering greater awareness. His dedication to advocacy and education continues to inspire those navigating the complexities of traumatic brain injuries.

TBI Guy's Learnin' Lessons: Showing Bullies Love

Excluding Sales Tax
  • Trade paperback published in the United States.

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