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Red Carpet Ready - Secrets for Making the Most of Any Moment You're In the Spotlight
by Melissa Rivers and Tim Vandehey
Harmony Books
ISBN 978-0-307-39532-0
Published February 2010 - Hardcover - 278 pages - $22.99

I think you might be surprised when you read this book.  I was.  Especially during the first chapter.  Now, admittedly I don't know Melissa Rivers' work, but I know her mother's (not her most recent work other than on The Apprentice).  However, one tends to think of Melissa as riding on her mom's coattails (she knows how she's perceived — gold star for that!), but she's a whole lot more.  Both of them are.  They'd have to be in order to be as successful as they both are.  Melissa's book is going to help us put our best foot forward in preparation of our own Red Carpet Moments, even if they're not on a real red carpet or even in Hollywood.  A job interview, a first date, or a wedding could be compared to being in the spotlight.  And Melissa knows spotlight.  She talks about being comfortable in your own skin and with who you are, as it will take you through life without the competition of being the best and prettiest or being desperate.  I loved this sentence: "Desperation has an odor that repels."  Ain't that the truth!  Is it okay to be dirt poor and not own one single designer item, not even own a car, and still be happy?  For the record, I am.  Melissa dishes out great advice for being who you are and getting ahead, and along the way cites great examples of stars doing well and succeeding because they care (and prepare).  She also notes others who didn't care as much and paid the price.  I think I can safely say that honesty plays an important part in one's success and acceptance in this life.  I enjoyed this book and Melissa's metaphors and oftentimes common sense advice.  Everyone should read this book if they want to be the best person they can be.
I loved Rescue 911, and on the quiz I got a Golden Globe.
Visit Melissa's website.
Conclusion - Melissa's a mensch.  I loved finding out who she really is.  Oh, and sound advice too.

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