In the two decades since she first appeared on Good Morning America and instantly captured our hearts with her infectious good humor and early-morning enthusiasm, Joan Lunden has become a rare and genuine American treasure.
In the face of countless challengeseach compounded by the relentless spotlight of celebrityJoan has never sacrificed her upbeat outlook and always refused to abandon her dreams and goals. And now, after a pair of beloved New York Times bestselling life-guides, Joan offers her most revealing, empowering, and inspired book yet as she shares with readers the various and often surprising sources from which she draws her remarkable strength.
Full of photographs and priceless, refreshingly straightforward advice, Wake-Up Calls reveals a "behind-the-scenes" Joancandid, content, and clear-eyedas she doles out the sage guidance that has kept her thriving throughout her long tenure in the public eye. Through a spirited mix of beautifully written ruminations on some of her most personal experiences, poems, and hundreds of priceless quotes from notable figures in all walks of life, Joan Lunden demonstrates the matchless value of a positive, "you-can-do-it" attitude as she shows us: how to unravel the mind-sets that might be keeping us trapped in the past; how to declare and redefine our notions of what it means to be fulfilled and contented; how to connect to all of the motivational resources that we have at our fingertips but may not see; and how to cultivate a powerful community of family and friends who will support and reinforce our most cherished aspirations.
Enriched by the words, wisdom, and witticisms of such varied luminaries as Ernest Hemingway, Katherine Hepburn, Erma Bombeck, Woody Allen, Mark Twain, Buddha, Virginia Woolf, Babe Ruth, Walter Cronkite, Gilda Radner, Deepak Chopra, Gloria Steinem, Julia Child, Joan Rivers, Barbara Walters, John F. Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sophia Loren, and Joans own mother and three children, here is a timeless and wonderfully entertaining resource. As Joan explores the crucial importance of taking risks, putting success in perspective, nurturing loving relationships, and accepting change with grace and dignity, Wake-Up Calls promises readers an extraordinaryand ultimately rewardingjourney through life.
Joan Lunden, bestselling author of Joan Lundens a Bend in the Road is Not the End of the Road, Joan Lundens Healthy Living and Joan Lundens Healthy Cooking, is Americas beloved television journalist. Ms. Lunden currently produces and hosts primetime specials for the A&E network. She is the president and host of The Womens Supermarket Network and also delivers powerful speeches across the country. Joan Lunden was for two decadces the co-host of Good Morning America.
An empowering trove of priceless advice, poignant recollections, and favorite quotes from the beloved television host and New York Times bestselling author inspires us to wake up to lives rich in contentment and emotional well-being.
Joan Lundens Wake-Up Calls: Making the Most Out of Every Day (Regardless of What Life Throws You)
"Joan Lunden is a brillant ray of sunshine on any day. Her message in Wake-Up Calls is not only timely, but in this stress-filled world, its necessary." Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D., Author of Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backwards