Archive for June, 2014

Miranda Lambert’s Do’s and Don’ts

Friday, June 20th, 2014

This may be about the fourth time I’ve interviewed the wickedly funny and wise country star Miranda Lambert. And she still knows how to kill it with her advice and insights.

For the July 2014 issue of Glamour magazine, here are Miranda’s best Do’s and Don’ts as she debuts her latest album, Platinum:




The German Edition of BRIGHT SIDE UP

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

One of the most fun aspects of putting out books is having other countries pick up and publish the titles. It’s fascinating to see how the international editions translate the titles and re-design the cover to what will most appeal to their readers.

And so, I bring you a recent international edition of my second book, Bright Side Up: 100 Ways to Be Happier Right Now, which is now selling in…Germany! In German, Immer Auf Der Sonnenseite translates to “Always On the Sunny Side.” And the subtitle translates to “100 Paths to a Good Mood.” (That’s a link to purchase the German edition on

One clear path to a good mood, by the way: polka dots.

BRIGHT SIDE UP German Edition Sept 2013

 The American edition of Bright Side Up:



The Rise of Francesca Eastwood

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

This weekend’s edition of The New York Post featured my profile of actress Francesca Eastwoodas in Clint Eastwood’s daughter, who has a small role in his new film out this month, Jersey Boys.

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Francesca was laid back, down-to-earth and seems a little older and wiser than her twenty years. And I gotta say, the girl cracked me up. I hope she rocks her career like she wants to.

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