If you haven’t heard of Dr. Marissa Pei, you will.
I met Dr. Pei while I was working at the store in February. We talked briefly about her book “8 Ways to Happiness”, and what it takes to sell and promote it.
Take one look at Dr. Pei’s website and you will see hard work. A lot of hard work to make what you create into a bestseller. Dr. Pei has spoken on radio (“Take My Advice, I’m Not Using It: Get Balanced with Dr. Marissa”) for 6 years broadcasting LIVE out of the Shonda Rhime’s Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood California with UBNRadio/TV, syndicated on IHeartRADIO, CNBC, NBC News Radio KCAA AM/FM home of Dave Ramsey and the Stephanie Miller Show.
Dr. Marissa has interviewed A-level celebrities on the red carpet and on her show. She has talked to: John Travolta, Halle Berry, Quincy Jones, bestselling authors Dr. John Gray, Marianne Williamson, Neale Donald Walsch, Geneen Roth, Don Miguel Ruiz, TV icons Potsie and Mrs. C. from Happy Days Anson Williams and Marion Ross, Fran Drescher, Corey Feldman and Music greats Supremes Scherrie Payne, Toni Tennille, ShaNaNa, Jefferson Starship Cathy Richardson, Santana Andy Vargas, Keiko Matsui and Dave Koz, Olympic Gold Medalists Shannon Miller and Laurie Hernandez, famous fathers Laila Ali and Kerri Kasem, Humanitarians and Activists Ric O’Berry (The Cove) and CNN Hero Bruno Serato to name a very small portion of the 318 unique consecutive weeks of show and Red Carpet guests over the past 5 years. (Courtesy of Dr. Marissa Pei’s website)
From the Amazon website: “8 Ways to Happiness is for anyone who has stopped to ask themselves, “Am I happy?” or “Why am I not happy?”, and is not willing to spend 10 years in therapy or take a pill with side effects that make them feel even worse than they do now. Furthermore, it is for those who ARE taking medication for their “Dis-Ease” with life and STILL not feeling better. The 8 chapters are focused on common places that human beings get stuck, such as Loneliness, Loss, Hatred, Shame, and Heartbreak, with relatable snapshots and exercises to build new roads into Hope, Love, Faith, and Happiness. Dr. Marissa Pei’s own pain from the past and fear of the future identify with readers and relay a message of hope. She provides those struggling to find happiness with alternative ways of seeing their own reality, as well as a chance to practice balance tools that shovel out the shii-take from their past and return it as fertilizer for new seeds of understanding about the unique, beautiful, wonderful, precious beings we all are.”
I had a great time talking to Dr. Marissa. The problem with talking to someone that you enjoy speaking to during a book signing is that you have about 5 minutes. She was very busy not only signing books, but being interviewed.
I recommend buying and reading her book.