Harper Wave Books: Unexpected Perspectives on Mind, Body, and Soul

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Selected Format: Trade PB

Format Details

  • Published:

    Feb 16, 2021
  • ISBN:

    9780062743206
  • Pages:

    352
  • Size:

    5.3" x 8"
  • Weight:

    0.6 lb
  • Territory:

    US, Canada, Open Market
  • List Price:

    $17.99 US$21.99 CAN

Book Title and Author Byline

The Beautiful No

And Other Tales of Trial, Transcendence, and Transformation

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Product Description and Author Information

About the Book

Includes a new workbook

“Thursday morning. One hundred pounds overweight, no man in sight, and rounding the bend to 57 years old—a full-blown catastrophe.”

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, Harpo Studios and the OWN network. She had dedicated decades to her dream job, and loved (almost) every minute of it, but had left the rest of her life gathering dust on the shelf.

After years of telling other people’s makeover stories, Sheri decided to “produce” her own life transformation. And this meant revisiting her past, excavating its lessons, and boldly reimagining her future. In these pages, she invites readers along for the ride—detoxing in the desert, braving humiliation at Hollywood’s favorite fitness studio, grappling with losses, reinventing friendships, baring her soul in sex therapy, and more. Part cautionary tale, part middle-of-life rallying cry, Sheri’s stories offer profound inspiration for personal renewal.

About the Author

Sheri Salata

Photo of Sheri Salata

Sheri Salata is an author, speaker, and producer. Her action-packed days as executive producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show were chronicled in the acclaimed docuseries Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes. Sheri also served as copresident of Harpo Studios and OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network. Sheri has been named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, the Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100, and a Feminist Press Power Award winner. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa and lives happily ever after in Napa Valley.

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