The Road to Happiness Is Always Under Construction

The Road to Happiness Is Always Under Construction

by Linda Gray

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The Road to Happiness Is Always Under Construction by Linda Gray

To celebrate her 75th birthday, Linda Gray, the iconic star of Dallas and timeless beauty, is sharing her road map to happiness in her revelatory memoir.

When Linda Gray, iconic star of Dallas, was twenty years old, a magazine editor coldly rejected her as a model, writing that, perhaps one day, “you might shape into something.” Since then, Linda has been evolving and growing, and has shaped into a role model for women of every age in her grace, beauty, generosity, and wisdom. She’s been through more pain and tragedy than her longtime fans realize, having suffered paralyzing polio as a child, growing up with an alcoholic mother, landing in a emotionally abusive marriage at twenty-two and living by her husband’s rules for sixteen years before she openly rebelled against him to take an acting class. At thirty-eight, Linda got her big break, as Larry Hagman’s wife on Dallas. With fame came a bitter, public divorce, trouble at home with her two kids, and the loss of her beloved sister to breast cancer. Linda got through it all—the challenges of sexism in Hollywood and the pressures of being a single working mom—with a relentlessly positive attitude that kept her cruising, with a few speed bumps, to the place of serenity she thrives in now.

To celebrate her seventy-fifth birthday, Linda is opening up about her life for the first time. Inside this book, she tells deeply personal stories with wit, humor, and candor, and reveals how she’s learned to love every day as the blessing it is and to treat herself with the kindness she bestows on friends and strangers alike. Along with wisdom, Linda has accumulated a lot of practical tips about maintaining a healthy lifestyle—how to strengthen and detoxify your body, liberate your mind, and uplift your soul—and shares them as well. Her message to “give, love, and shine, baby, shine” will fill anyone with inspiration to live life to the fullest, and never stop pursuing honesty and joy. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941393895
Publisher: Regan Arts.
Publication date: 09/08/2015
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 530,995
File size: 34 MB
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About the Author

Linda Gray is an award-winning actress, an accomplished director, a former United Nations Ambassador, and one of the world’s most recognized and admired stars. Her portrayal of Sue Ellen Ewing, in the original TV series Dallas, brought her international fame and critical acclaim. The role also earned her an Emmy nomination for Best Actress, numerous international awards, and she was voted ‘Woman of the Year’ by The Hollywood Radio & Television Society. After eleven years as the #1 show on television, Dallas returned on TNT and proved again to be the #1 drama on cable TV. She has appeared in numerous TV movies and the successful series Melrose Place, as well as starring in theater productions on Broadway and in London's West End.

Table of Contents

Hello 1

How to Shape into Something in 75 Years or Less 5

What Scares You Can Also Heal You 13

Successful Women Don't Give Up 21

Toot Your Own Horn 27

Love the Skin You're In 33

Late Bloomer 39

Build a Tool Box 45

Explore Undiscovered Roads 51

Cat Heaven 59

Learn to Navigate for Yourself 63

Tough Love 75

In the Driver's Seat 85

Pull the Trigger 93

The Bigger the Hair, the Closer to God 101

Gong Bong 109

Laugh Until Champagne Comes Out of Your Nose 117

Cut Yourself Some Slack 121

Detours Happen 133

Steer the Bus 139

Treat Every Ride Like It's the Last One of Your Life 145

The Trampoline Effect 151

Cherish Your Passengers 157

Linda Gray's Principles for Success 165

The Dangers of Downshifting 177

Give 183

What to Take With You When You Go 187

Shed 197

Suit Up with Style 203

Show Yourself 209

Travel Light 215

Shush 221

Overcoming the Obstacles in Your Path 225

Expand Your World 235

How to Date at Any Age 241

The Gray Fox 245

Shine, Baby, Shine 253

Acknowledgments 259

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The Road to Happiness Is Always Under Construction (Signed Book) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Linda’s writing and perspective ideas of living life to the fullest. She gave some wonderful suggestions to make our lives more enjoyable. Do things that you enjoy, see places you want, but most of all, live our lives to the fullest. I will make sure to stop and smell the roses more often.
Todd_V More than 1 year ago
This is a great memoir filled with wonderful little stories and some sound advice. Linda Gray is a legend!