• The Beautiful No

  • And Other Tales of Trial, Transcendence, and Transformation
  • By: Sheri Salata
  • Narrated by: Sheri Salata
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (462 ratings)

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The Beautiful No

By: Sheri Salata
Narrated by: Sheri Salata
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Publisher's summary

“Thursday morning.One hundred pounds overweight, no man in sight, and rounding the bend to 57 years old - a full-blown catastrophe.”

What happens when you realize you’ve had the career of your dreams, but you don’t have the life of your dreams? This was the stark reality facing Sheri Salata when she left her 20-year stint at The Oprah Winfrey Show, Harpo Studios, and the OWN network. She had dedicated decades to her dream job, and loved (almost) every minute of it, but had left the rest of her life gathering dust on the shelf. After years of telling other people’s makeover stories, Sheri decided to “produce” her own life transformation. And this meant revisiting her past, excavating its lessons, and boldly reimagining her future.

In this audiobook, she invites listeners along for the ride - detoxing in the desert, braving humiliation at Hollywood’s favorite fitness studio, grappling with losses, reinventing friendships, baring her soul in sex therapy, and more. Part cautionary tale, part middle-of-life rallying cry, Sheri’s stories offer profound inspiration for personal renewal.

©2019 Sheri Salata (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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Inspirational

Loved the realness , very inspiring and beautifully put together. Made it relatable for most women.

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The most amazing book!

I truly hope everyone I know will listen or read this book. It was unbelievable and honestly will remain my favorite book. The stories shared aren’t just words but gifts and I truly can’t think of a single soul that wouldn’t benefit from this book. I love that it was Sheri who narrated this novel.. the hours flew by and it felt like hearing a friend give you wisdom and kindness. Her words gently nudging to never give up hope and to keep your heart open to the universe and a reminder that love is what connects us all. It’s a beautiful book that’s transformative and energizing - treat yourself to experiencing it. :)

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Beautifully Narrated Journey

I’ve never written a review before. This book deserves its accolades for helping those of us on our own paths of transcendence without being preachy. She shared in a way that shines a light on reflecting on all the things that make us unique and allows you to find your own path through.

Loved it so much I recommended it to my daughter, a 26 year old multidisciplinary artist, director and dog mom. I thought there were several things I’d want her to hear at this stage.

Much freedom, growth, and joy!

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Typing this through tears of laughter and grief

Thank you Sheri Salata for sharing your life story. Only you could have narrated this gem. No other voice could have steadied me through the heart wrenching pain or illicited my full bellied wheezing laughs. You indeed are what you dream. xoxo

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Beautiful Yes!

Beautiful No is a Yes read or listen!! I cried and laughed and most important, saw much of myself. i heard whatbI needed to hear to accept and love myself no matter what. An amazing book to match the amazing podcast!

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The Beautiful No

I have been waiting with great anticipation to hear Sheri tell her story. Bits and pieces have been discussed on her Pillar Life podcast and I have enjoyed every minute and wanted more details and this book delivers. I am so happy she reads her own words. The end is a creative metaphor to taking a moment to shift our gaze in life to seek new ways of finding what we need. I am excited for us women who listen and try new ways to grow and change in this middle life time of transformation.

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The beautiful invitation to reflect and dream

Candor, vulnerability, and guts. As well as the ability to weave a really good story. Where do you take it as the tail of another interesting human, or an invitation and inspiration to grow, this book is worth a listen!

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