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									Bob & Melinda BlanchardBob & Melinda Blanchard
Bestselling authors, successful entrepreneurs, and dynamic change experts, Bob and Melinda Blanchard are passionately committed to the simple but profound belief that we are all entitled to live a life we love. The life-shifting tools that they impart in their books, in the media, and in person allow their audiences to open up to countless new options for creative transformation.

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Name:
Bob & Melinda Blanchard
Current Home:
Anguilla, British West Indies and Norwich, Vermont

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The Blanchards' Breakout Book

Published Works

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								Live What You Love: Notes from an Unusual Life, Author: 
								Bob Blanchard Melinda Blanchard.

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Live What You Love: Notes from an Unusual Life
by Bob Blanchard Melinda Blanchard
Through stories, reflections, notes -- and a soupcon of advice -- the Blanchards have written a stunning, inspirational manifesto in which living what you love becomes a revolutionary act, a rebellion against the common life. They show how, through self-trust, adjustment, and daily acts of commitment, each of us can live the life we love and make every day a personal treasure.
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								A Trip to the Beach: Living on Island Time in the Caribbean, Author: 
								Melinda Blanchard, Robert Blanchard.
*  A Trip to the Beach: Living on Island Time in the Caribbean (2000)
*  At Blanchard's Table: A Trip to the Beach Cookbook (2003)
*  Cook What You Love: Simple, Flavorful Recipes to Make Again and Again (2005)
*  Live What You Love: Notes from an Unusual Life (2005)


What's Cooking

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								Cook What You Love: Simple, Flavorful Recipes to Make Again and Again, Author: 
								Robert Blanchard, Melinda Blanchard, and Ellen Silverman (Photographer).

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Cook What You Love: Simple, Flavorful Recipes to Make Again and Again
by Robert Blanchard, Melinda Blanchard, and Ellen Silverman (Photographer)
Praised as one of the great restaurants of the Caribbean, the Blanchards' namesake restaurant in Anguilla is renowned for its tasty, unfussy food. Their cookbooks display the same inviting, uncomplicated touch, presenting a mix of gorgeous photographs, fun anecdotes, and irresistible meals. The 100 recipes include Sweet Pepper Chicken with Thyme, Grilled Prosciutto, and Mozzarella with Artichoke Relish. Also check out:

*  At Blanchard's Table: A Trip to the Beach Cookbook   by Melinda Blanchard, Robert Blanchard



In the Works

"Live What You Love has generated thousands of emails. We hear from people every day who share their stories of how they’ve managed to follow a dream," the Blanchards told us in our interview when we asked them what's next. "These stories are so inspirational that we just can’t keep them to ourselves. We’re in the process or sorting the stories to be included in a series of Live What You Love books to inspire people in specific situations to get as much out of life as possible."



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								Don't Stop the Carnival, Author: 
								Herman Wouk.

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Don't Stop the Carnival
by Herman Wouk
"Don't Stop the Carnival by Herman Wouk was the book that probably had the most influence on our life," the Blanchards reveal. "Though it was a work of fiction, it described life in the Caribbean in all its glory and eventually led us to our own life in paradise."

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								Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson, Author: 
								Mitch Albom.

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Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
by Mitch Albom
"We love books that make people feel good and relate to real life at the same time," the Blanchards reflected when we talked more about their favorite reads. "Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom is an all time favorite." Read our interview with the Blanchards to learn more about their favorite books, authors, and interests.

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