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"The Beautiful No", book signing event with special guest author Sheri Sala...

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Come join us for a special evening with Sheri Salata. Ticket price includes a signed copy of The Beautiful No, cocktails, light bites and fun giveaways. There will also be available to guests of the event exclusive dining discounts at participating Tivoli restaurants. A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to Cleveland Clinic-Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

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THE BEAUTIFUL NO

And Other Tales of Trial, Transcendence, and Transformation

By Sheri Salata

For 20 years, Sheri Salata gave her undivided focus to her dream job at The Oprah Winfrey Show, Harpo Studios and the OWN network. She had access to the most influential, prolific teachers and wisdom keepers of our time, helped millions transform their own lives, and shaped some of the most memorable and moving stories on television. But at fifty-six, she found herself ready and willing to rewrite the story of her own life. Sheri writes, “I had manifested the career of my dreams but not the life of my dreams.”

THE BEAUTIFUL NO: And Other Tales of Trial, Transcendence, and Transformation (Harper Wave; June 4, 2019) is Salata’s humorous, touching, thought-provoking and inspiring story of how she finally decided to “produce” her own life transformation and how readers can, too.

Launching her middle of life reinvention, Salata realized that much of the cultural messaging for woman in their fifties and beyond was about “winding down the party.” She writes: “In our culture, once women hit fifty-four nobody cares what we think. The media industry stops tracking our opinions, viewing habits, our spending. At fifty-five I ran a television network that, from a demographic perspective, could not have cared less about me.” Salata shares how it takes courage for women in the middle of life to revision their lives rather than continue down a well-worn path. Having the courage to step out and think up new possibilities having lived through decades is very different from the wide-eyed hoping of a kid who wants to someday become someone. On top of that, she says, “many of us are steeped in generational beliefs that will challenge the idea that we are even supposed to make the rest of our dreams come true.

After a deep and thorough reckoning, Salata embarked on a year of committed radical self-care. She outlined the areas of her life where she would begin to make new dreams come true. Body, Health, Spirituality, Relationships, Romance & Sex, and new professional dream to chart her own course as the cofounder of a media company with her BFF and podcast cohost, Nancy Hala. Step one was establishing the foundational premise that being selfish is not even in the same universe as narcissism. Acknowledging and cultivating your own well-being must come first—it’s the very best offering you can give the people in your life, your community, the world. Salata acknowledges that the recipe will look different for each person and life can present challenges--maybe the kids are still at home, parents are depending on you, you’re burdened by debt--but your own quest begins right where YOU are and it’s never too late to rewrite the story of your life.

  • Salata’s quest begins with a serious focus on her health: one hundred pounds overweight and aging biologically at warp speed, she sets out to heal herself physically. All told against the background of some very funny travails, including detoxing in the desert and braving humiliation at Hollywood’s favorite fitness studio.
  • Salata reveals her windy twisty-turny career path—the failures, disappointments, frustrations and ultimately success: from the typing pool to managing a 7-eleven store to the high-flying Hollywood glamour of producing television commercials while harboring a seemingly impossible dream to one day work for Oprah. And yet, through a miraculous series of jaw-dropping events that she calls “The Beautiful No” --that impossible dream came true. At thirty-five years old, 14 years after her graduation from The University of Iowa, she walked into The Oprah Winfrey Show doors with an entry level position. Salata encourages readers to view the “nos” in their own lives as big glorious gifts that allow what’s better to unfold.

  • She weighs in on the work-life-balance conversation: “I don’t believe in it. I don’t believe in work/life balance. The very nature of balance is about being out of it and coming back into it. Rinse and repeat. Now you’ve set yourself up for a wobbly game of maneuvering back and forth on an imaginary Twister mat to make your life “right”. ‘Am I in balance? How’s this?’ Saying goodbye to that thinking has settled something inside of me. It has quieted that voice of mine that says ‘You’re not doing enough here there or everywhere’.”
  • The power and importance of “new: “I’m discovering at this stage of life is that there aren't going to be a whole lot of ‘new’ things showing up at my doorstep to surprise me. So, I will have to dive into “new” as often as I can to make sure the life force keeps on flowing by adventuring, learning, discovering--doesn't matter what it is as long as it's unfamiliar territory.”

Throughout THE BEAUTIFUL NO, Salata takes readers behind scenes of two of the last episodes of the Oprah show at the United Center; shares the life lessons she’s learned from her English bulldog, Kissy; how she is learning to channel and reclaim her “divine feminine energy” (baring her soul in sex therapy and dancing wildly in her room), plus she shares the heartbreaking shock of her younger brother’s sudden death and touchingly recounts her mother’s last days. Part cautionary tale, part middle-of-life rallying cry, Sheri’s stories offer profound inspiration for personal renewal.


Sheri Salata is a writer/producer, co founder of thepillarlife.com and co host of the podcast The Sheri + Nancy Show. Her current ventures are the evolution of her 20-year career with Oprah Winfrey. 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 Co-President of Harpo Studios and OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network. She has been named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100 and the 2017 Feminist Press Power Award winners. Sheri is a proud Iowa Hawkeye.

https://thepillarlife.com/the-beautiful-no/


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