This week at BookExpo America in New York City, The User’s Guide to Being Human is being honored with two awards that herald its release: The 2012 International Book Award for “Best New Self-Help Book,” and The 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards “Motivational Book of the Year.”
Monty Hall, game show host of Let’s Make a Deal once said, “I’m an overnight success, but it took twenty years.” This week, watching my book take the stage in New York City, I identify with Monty’s sentiment. While The User’s Guide appears to be in its dawn from a publication perspective, it is in the high noon of my life, the culmination of over twenty years of research, heart and soul. I am very excited to see where our afternoon will take us.
My mission has been to inspire the personal growth, motivation, and interconnectedness of people around the world. I truly appreciate the confirmation of this mission by independent sources.
Many thanks to the award committees, my publisher SelectBooks, my agent Bill Gladstone, and all the people who have supported me throughout this exciting adventure.
My deepest appreciation is reserved for those readers who may one day find personal value in the gift that I’ve worked with great care to create and share.
It is with these thoughts that I make my way into the afternoon…