The Secret of Success Is Not a Secret: Stories of Famous People Who Persevered

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This inspiring collection features the stories of more than 300 people who faced failure or setbacks in their fields before going on to phenomenal success. The preservering individuals profiled include ...
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Overview

This inspiring collection features the stories of more than 300 people who faced failure or setbacks in their fields before going on to phenomenal success. The preservering individuals profiled include those from a wide range of disciplines, backgrounds, and time periods. From Katherine Hepburn to J.K. Rowling, from Elvis Presley to Michael Jordan, readers will find all the motivation they need to create their own secret to success.

Profiles include:
  • Woody Allen
  • Lucille Ball
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Winston Churchill
  • Katie Couric
  • Billy Crystal
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Sophia Loren
  • and many more

Perserverance pays off...

Elvis Presley was fired after only one performance, yet he went on to become the king of rock and roll

Stephen King was caught trashing his own work, but soon became a best-selling author

Al Pacino failed his screen test, but became an award-winning actor anyway

Michael Jordan didn't make the cut more than once, yet became one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569069974
  • Publisher: Sellers Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/21/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 366
  • Product dimensions: 5.77 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

Darcy Andries spent several years teaching English and special education before turning her full attention to research and writing. As a way to motivate her students, Andries began collecting and sharing the stories of well-known individuals who encountered obstacles but who ultimately triumphed.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2008

    A great book to help lift your spirits

    I picked up this book at my local B&N and couldn't put it down. I loved every single story and couldn't believe some of the obstacles the people featured had to go through before they succeeded. This book is great for anyone who is going through a bad time or would make a great gift--especially for graduation.

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