If you buy only one book this year, this is the one!

Alex Banayan and Larry King

Life, business, success . . . it’s just like a nightclub. There are always three ways in.

I cannot begin to explain my excitement in discovering this book.

Meet Alex Banayan with Larry King.

He dropped out of Med School when he was 19. He decided that he was dying in Biology classes following a pre-ordained path set by his Iranian Immigrant parents who expected him to be a doctor. He woke up one morning and knew he didn’t want to be a doctor. The disappointment and consequent heartbreak due to his parent’s sacrifice for his education will sound familiar to many. And he had no idea what he wanted to do with his life, but he was passionate about finding out how the great ones started–not what made them successful, there’s a lot written about that. But how did super successful get that first break? 

My enthusiasm for this book and the interviews I’ve listened to have brought both tears and tons of inspiration, into my life. It doesn’t matter what stage of life you’re in, what age, or what career choice you’ve made, this story is for you. And if you have children or partners struggling with life decisions, buy this book for them too. 

I can’t wait to hear what you think.

There’s the First Door: the main entrance, where 99 percent of people wait in line, hoping to get in. The Second Door: the VIP entrance, where the billionaires and celebrities slip through. But what no one tells you is that there is always, always . . . the Third Door. It’s the entrance where you have to jump out of line, run down the alley, bang on the door a hundred times, crack open the window, sneak through the kitchen–there’s always a way.  

Iconic… Oprah & JK Rowlings

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The world’s first billionaire author.

“This was a children’s book. It shouldn’t have happened. I’d been turned down so many times. I was told it was not very commercial.”

“The truth was, there were times when I was barely holding on by a thread.”

The voice said to me “The difficult thing will be to get published. If you get it published, it will be huge.”

“I’m very frustrated by the fear of imagination.

12 publishers rejected her first book.

“You’ll never make money writing children’s books.”

She still worries about money. OMG! “I’m talking rubbish, aren’t I???”

“No I never told my mother I was writing before she died. But her death is on at least every other page. Death, the journey, what it means to die. It’s all there.”

Rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. It’s impossible to live without failing at something. Unless you’ve lived so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all.” Harvard 2008

Be ready, you know Oprah interviews better than anyone else in the world.