Here's a sobering snapshot of American life: Nearly 90,000 books on Amazon deal with self-esteem, and recent statistics report antidepressants are one of the top prescribed drugs in the USA, as more than 40 million Americans annually experience a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety.
Given these facts, it's not surprising that others might be looking for ways to find out why there is this apparent epidemic of sadness and disappointment.
First time author William Combs isn't surprised by these statistics because he believes deep down every person feels inadequate—what he calls naked.
"Even if you clothe yourself with everything the world can offer in an attempt to be complete and fulfilled, you will always find circumstances that undercut your confidence, leaving you feeling vulnerable and naked," Combs said.
By taking readers all the way back to the life of Adam and Eve in the garden, Combs explores this feeling of being incomplete and vulnerable and finds fresh ways of looking at who we are in his just released book, "Who Told You That You Were Naked? A Refreshing Reexamination of the Garden of Eden."