The best advice I ever got: lessons from extraordinary lives
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From the Book - First edition.
Introduction: Born on a sunny day -- Pt. 1: YOU'VE GOTTA HAVE MOXIE: on self-courage and self-confidence -- Life is not a recipe / Mario Batali -- Ask, and ye shall receive / Gail Collins -- Don't be your own worst enemy / Bill Cosby -- Courage is the ultimate career move / Anna Quindlen -- Beware of fear / Helen Mirren -- A lot of Greek chutzpah / Ariana Huffington -- Develop your own brand of self-confidence / David L. Calhoun -- Fortune favors the bold / George Lopez -- Don't be afraid of being afraid / Maria Shriver -- What's the worst that could happen? / Susan Stroman -- Be lucky / Tony Hsieh -- Pt. 2: THE BANK OF EXPERIENCE: on hard work and tenacity -- It's not about the forty seconds / Apolo Ohno -- Pay attention! / Chelsea Handler -- The real eighty percent / Michael Bloomberg -- Be humbled by what you don't know / Jeff Immelt -- Know everything you can / Donald J. Trump -- No job is small / Ellen Johnson Sirlear -- Always do your best / Jimmy Carter -- Learn how to listen / Larry King -- In good times and bad / Muhtar Kent -- The hardest-working guy in showbiz / Ryan Seacrest -- Determination makes the difference / Robin Roberts -- Listen and learn / Steven Spielberg -- Pt. 3: NEVER GIVE IN: on pluck and perseverance -- Use adversity as an opportunity / Drew Brees -- Fall down and get back up / Michelle Kwan -- You don't have the luxury of negative thought / Christina Applegate -- Face history and make history / Ken Chenault -- You were just having trouble / Matthew McConaughey -- You quit, you fail / Morgan Freeman -- Against apparent odds, never give up / Raul de Molina -- Fail better / Tavis Smiley -- Life is unfair / Valerie Plame --
Pt. 4: BE UNREASONABLE: on passion and dreams -- Think about what is valuable / Biz Stone -- Get excited about your life / "Dr. Phil" McGraw -- The question / Alicia Keys -- Follow your bliss / Barbara Walters -- If you love doing it, you'll be very good at it / Ina Garten -- "Here is life..." / Joyce Carol Oates -- Get off the sidelines! / Chris Evert -- Trust your gut / Hugh Jackman -- Oh, Miss Midler... / Marc Shaiman -- I don't want to be reasonable / Matt Goldman -- Inspiration lives in unexpected places / Phil Stanton -- Be an untouchable, do what you love / Thomas Friedman -- Commit with your whole heart / Wynton Marsalis -- Life by design / Vera Wang -- Pt. 5: MINUTE PARTICULARS: on doing what's right -- Momo's rules / Bob Schieffer -- Real success / General Ray Odierno -- Through other eyes / Rania Al Abdullah -- Be open to other people / Jay Leno -- Top ten pieces of advice I just made up for myself... see if any help you / Gloria Steinem -- Never play hide-and-seek with the truth / Madeleine K. Albright -- Be polite / Nia Vardalos -- Do what is right, not what is easy / Suze Orman -- Take time to know yourself / Beyoncé -- Take time to really listen / Mehmet Oz, M.D. -- Remember where ou come from / Kevin, Joe, and Nick Jonas -- Do the best you can / Sheryl Crow -- Be a skeptic, not a cynic / Thomas Friedman -- Do unto others / Whoopi Goldberg -- Pt. 6: DON'T LET THE TURKEYS GET YOU DOWN: on rejection and resilience -- Don't give up, just lie / Kathryn Stockett -- Don't turn on your greatest asset / Malcolm Gladwell -- Don't listen to can't / Davis Guggenheim -- SMIZE ... with your booty / Tyra Banks -- Angela's asterisks / Salman Rushdie -- It doesn't matter where you start / Colin Powell -- Never read your own reviews / Laura Linney -- Gather the good things / Martha Stewart -- Sadness / M. Night Shyamalan -- Push beyond prejudice / Soledad O'Brien --
Pt. 7 EVERYONE NEEDS A CHEERLEADER: on mentors and encouragement -- Thank you, Colonel Shaki / Christiane Amanpour -- Willard's way / Al Roker -- Have faith, not fear / Wes Moore -- The power of words / Alex Rodriguez -- My other (less neurotic) half / Curtis Sittenfeld -- In defense of class clowns / Jay Leno -- Curb your enthusiasm, please / Larry David -- Get over yourself / Ellen Levine -- Hurry up and take your time / Craig Ferguson -- You never stop learning / Maria Elena Salinas -- Not going through it ... growing through it / Mo'Nique -- The sky's the limit / Melinda Gates -- Pt. 8: LOOK OUTSIDE YOURSELF: on commitment and contribution -- Do something lasting / Ken Burns -- Commit to something bigger than yourself / Jacqueline Novogratz -- Empathy opens doors / Meryl Streep -- Not every path should be linear / John Wood -- Give of yourself / Lisa Ling -- Everything you need is everything you have / Maggie Doyne -- Giving is living / Mitch Ablom -- Be grateful / Michael J. Fox -- You're sitting on a winning lottery ticket... invest it wisely / Scott Case -- Be a good citizen / William J. Clinton -- Pt. 9: WHAT BOATS ARE BUILT FOR: on taking risks and seeking opportunity -- Be true to yourself / Ellen DeGeneres -- Find your next adventure / Condoleezza Rice -- Sometimes you gotta go off course / Matt Lauer -- Be comfortable with the uncomfortable / General David H. Petraeus -- Run fast, but don't run scared / Fareed Zakaria -- Opportunity will find you / Indra Nooyi -- Life is a series of happy accidents / Jane Lynch -- When there isn't a right choice... / Marissa Mayer -- Say yes / Eric Schmidt -- Make your own path / Maya Angelou -- A cold bucket of water / Rugh J. Simmons -- Yess... and that's the word / Stephen Colbert -- Take chances / Steve Martin --
Pt. 10: FIND THE JOY: on wisdom and happiness
Wisdom you can eat / Jimmy Kimmel
Dare to be happy / Jane Aronson, M.D.
Advice I wish I'd taken / Julie Bowen
Don't miss out on life / David Axelrod
Marry your conscience / Jay Leno
Find your magic / Jorge Ramos
What I've learned from Elmo / Kevin Clash
Feast on your life / Rosario Dawson
Ten ways to avoid mucking up the world any worse than it already is / Russell Baker
Positive energy is the new pink / Wendy Walker
but mostly, have a really fun time / Eric Stonestreet
Conclusion: doing the best we can
Before I die / Edmund N. Carpenter, II.
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