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99 Gifts to Living, Loving, Laughing and Learning to Make a Difference!

Read how this book is impacting lives.

"The greatest compliment I can give a book is to say it made me laugh and cry. When I am touched in that way I know I am reading the truth and it has affected me. Be the Star You did both, which is why I am recommending it, writing a foreword for it, and hoping you will all read it." 
Dr. Bernie Siegel, Author of Prescriptions for Living

First there was Chicken Soup for the Soul. Now there's champagne for the spirit! Effervescent Cynthia Brian has shown millions how to achieve their dreams, both on the screen and off, through her motivational TV series Starstyle - Live Your Dreams, her radio program, Be the Star You Are!® and during her twenty-five years in the entertainment industry as actor, model, producer, writer, director, designer, casting director, consultant, coach, set designer, and mother of children in the acting profession.

Be the Star You Are!® is the first book to show readers how to approach their lives in the same way a skilled coach helps an actor approach a leading role -- with inspirational insights and practical, fun exercises that generate enthusiasm and gusto while focusing energy and abilities. Other books tell you how to style your wardrobe or hair for success. Be the Star You Are!® shows you how to dress up the inner you so you'll sparkle and soar and win the audition called LIFE. It offers immediate delights and invites repeat visits for regular refueling and motivation.

Overview: Be the Star You Are!® consists 336 pages of pure fun and inspriation with an Introduction and 99 "Gifts." The various topics -- such as Ability, Abundance, Acceptance, Action, Adventure, etc. -- are arranged alphabetically, but the reader is encouraged to browse, to seek out a specific subject, or simply to open the book to any page to find an inspiration for the day.

Each of the Gifts includes: a strong, humorous or inspirational opening story, based on Cynthia's experiences or that of her family's or good friends, commentary to focus the reader on the issues, a" preparation" exercise, and an appropriate axiom. The advice is straightforward, honest, and easily put into practice by anyone. The tone is conversational and engaging, reflecting Cynthia's experiences chatting with everyone from farm laborers to movie stars to presidents.

For corporate and quantity buys or media interviews, contact Starstyle™ Productions, 925-377-STAR or Ten Speed Press, 510-559-1600. A portion of the proceeds from this book benefit the positive programming media library charity, Be the Star You Are!™, a 501(c)(3).


"Lessons for living at the celestial level, straight from the heart."

Dr. Wayne Dyer, author of Wisdom of the Ages

"It has been said that all of us are stories, waiting to be told. Here Cynthia Brian tells glorious stories from her own life, along with useful exercises, in order to get the reader to understand that their story (and life) is also glorious. A very helpful book for those whose self-esteem needs a boost!"

Richard N. Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute?

"Cynthia Brian goes for the gusto and never settles for second best. No dream is too great. She is living her dream and helps others do the same."

Jack Canfield, cofounder of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series

"Everyone can be a star! Cynthia gives you the inspiration."

Mark Victor Hansen, cofounder of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series

"Cynthia Brian's advice will make a big difference in your life so that you can have more fun and fulfillment every day!"

Deepak Chopra, The Chopra Center for Well Being

"I can't imagine anyone finding a better guide than Cynthia Brian to help them unlock their true inner potential. If they even absorb 1/10 of her energy, enthusiasm, originality and insight they're guaranteed to be supernovas of the universe. Buy Be the Star you Are!™ and capture a piece of the magic."

Mark Levinson, Academy Award Winner for The English Patient, Screenwriter/Director of Prisoner of Time and the upcoming Goddess

"Cynthia Brian is a light for love and healing in the world. This book will inspire readers to discover their radiance, empowering them to realize their full potential for love and joy."

David Simon, M.D. Medical Director of The Chopra Center for Well Being, and author of Vital Energy

"Be the Star You Are! is solid and full of valuable insights and exercises designed to enhance the spirit which lies within each of us."

Michael Adamse, Ph.D., author of Affairs of Net and host of radio's "On the Couch"

"A magical book that will help you discover your talents and reach far beyond your wildest dreams." -Roger Dawson, Author of Secrets of Power Negotiating "Cynthia's journey of how she lives her dreams will touch and spark the souls of people from every walk of life."

Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D., author of Age Wave

"99 steps to help you get closer to your divine self and share the blessings that have been bestowed upon you."

Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D., author of Love is Letting Go of Fear

"A thoughtful and inspiring book that'll nurture your heart and nourish your mind."

Nido Quebein, Chairman, National Speakers Foundation, and author of How to be a Great Communicator

"Cynthia Brian confirms that the star that you are shines from within."

Dr. Denis Waitley, author of Seeds of Greatness

"What's the best way to become a star? Ask one! And, in my book, that's Cynthia Brian"

T. Scott Gross, author of Borrowed Dreams

"Live fully, laugh heartily. Read, enjoy, be awakened to the potentials of your unique soul."

Dr. Raymond Moody, author of Life after Life

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