The Beautiful No
And Other Tales of Trial, Transcendence, and Transformation
By Sheri Salata, former Executive Producer of the Oprah Winfrey Show
Harper Wave (2019)
What happens when you realize you’ve had the career of your dreams, but you don’t have the life of your dreams? This was the stark reality facing Sheri Salata when she left her twenty-year stint at The Oprah Winfrey Show. After years of telling other people’s makeover stories, Sheri decided to “produce” her own life transformation. Part cautionary tale, part middle-of-life rallying cry, Sheri’s stories offer profound inspiration for personal renewal.
Grazie mille to the magnificent Ellen Daly for making me so much better, collaborating seamlessly, and coaching me to the finish line.
“Bracingly honest, tenderhearted, profoundly human . . .
Sheri Salata peels back the layers of a life that, on the surface, looks like pure success, and tells the truth of what it is to struggle, to fear, to grieve, to desire—in other words, to live. The Beautiful No will make you laugh. It will make you cry. It will make you feel. It will make you want to be Sheri Salata’s friend.”
—Dani Shapiro, New York Times bestselling author of Inheritance
“This book will bring help and hope to so many people . . .
“For years, Sheri Salata used her magical powers, work ethic, and generous spirit to make other people’s lives better. But finally she had to learn how to turn that magic inward, in order to master the ultimate challenge of improving, rescuing and loving herself. Being the generous soul she is, she took notes along the way. The Beautiful No is a road map for transformation—an honest, funny, and soulful look at what it really means to take stewardship over your own existence. ”
—Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love
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