Archive for June, 2015

The Happy Life Checklist: It Now Has a Chinese Edition

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

This is an exciting week, as I just got my hands on the latest foreign edition of one of my books. This is my third and latest book, The Happy Life Checklist. And it is now available in China.

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It is printed in Simple Chinese characters, with beautiful small images to go with the copy. Here are some of the pages in the book, following the opening spread with—hello, my picture! I think this version of the book is stunning. I am so thrilled.

 

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If you know anyone in China who could use some ideas for living a happier life, pass it on. And if you’d like to read more about what my book is all about, check out The Happy Life Checklist: 654 Simple Ways to Find Your Bliss.

Oh, and if you know what it says there on the cover and cover wrap—the brownish part that is wrapped on top of the gray cover—I’d love to find out! I’m so curious. I hope that readers in China will enjoy the book. It warms my heart to no end to know that the message I am sharing about living a good life is spreading this far.

—Amy

 

Miranda Lambert: What’s Country Now

Monday, June 29th, 2015

I’m on a bit of a country kick with my latest projects.

COUNTRYLIVINGMIRANDACoverFor the June 2015 issue of Country Living magazine, I interviewed Miranda Lambert, who was acting as the issue’s Guest Editor. I’ve chatted with her a number of times now (three? four?) and she’s always such a joy to speak with: real, funny, smart and open.

Her ideas and quotes about country living are dotted throughout the whole issue—from her stories about her favorite Ford pickup truck (and why she named it Loretta!) to what traditions she’s taken from her childhood home into her life now. This is her take on What’s Country Now” if you want to take a gander.

Pick up the June issue of the magazine while it’s still on stands to read more!

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Kacey Musgraves: Gritty, Girly, Great

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

The July 2015 issue of Redbook magazine features my cover story with country singer and songwriter Kacey Musgraves.

KaceyMusgravesCOVERI’ve been listening to a preview of her new album, Pageant Material, for weeks now and loving it. So it was a joy to be able to sit down with Katy Perry’s favorite rising country star in Los Angeles, and talk about what’s gotten her to this point and what she wants out of life from here.

You can read some excerpts of the interview on the Redbook website: Country Superstar Kacey Musgraves Schools Us in How To Be Badass

And here’s a sample of how the story is being picked up by other celebrity news magazines around the country, including this People magazine piece.

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—Amy

Ashley Tisdale’s Big New Life

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

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One of my recent sit-downs was with actress and producer Ashley Tisdale for the June 2015 issue of Health magazine. HEALTHAshleyTisdaleCOVER1

The former High School Musical and Disney star is currently running her own production company—”Blondie Girl Productions”—and starring on the TBS comedy Clipped. Color me impressed by her energy, humor and can’t-lose attitude.

Check out the full cover interview called Ashley Tisdale’s Big New Life on the Health magazine website or grab an issue on stands.

 

 

—Amy