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Advance buzz is building for my upcoming book, Beyond Sugar Shock.

This book — which is being published in June in the United States, Canada and Great Britain by Hay House — has been endorsed by a Who's Who of health and empowerment experts. 

Those who've praised this follow-up to my first book, Sugar Shockinclude such empowering, motivational speakers and authors as Dr. Bernie Siegel, Brian Tracy, Dr. Joe Vitale, Marci Shimoff, John Assaraf, Janet Bray Atwood, and Brian Alman, Ph.D.

Dr. Wayne Dyer also recently endorsed my book, which you can read about here.

Nutrition gurus Dr. JJ Virgin, Dr. Oz Garcia, Dr. Jonny Bowden, Ann Cooper, Marc David, and Mark Sisson also said kind words about Beyond Sugar Shock, which offers you a fun, simple, compassionate six-week Mind-Body-Spirit adventure to easily and effortlessly release your sugar addiction.

In the book, I take you by the hand, so to speak, and coach you to Sugar Freedom so that by the time you finish the book, you're now leading a life that's sweeterlicious (that's my word for delicious, combined with scrumptious, delicious, and of course, sweet).

Even fellow sugar experts have been kind enough to praise it–which gives me such profound joy. 

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I bow my head in gratitude to such amazing authors of sugar books or programs as Jeff O'Connell (to your left), Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, Richard J. Johnson, M.D., Jill Escher, and Kathie Dolgin (a.k.a. "High Voltage"), to whom I'm so grateful for writing endorsements for Beyond Sugar Shock.

 These sugar gurus are on the cutting edge. Because of them, you're getting educated, motivated, and convinced of sugar's dangers. Kathie (High Voltage) has even aimed her sights on today's youth — she's running the first sugar-free school in New York City.   

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It's also been an honor to have several authors published by Hay House (my publisher) offer endorsements.

A very special thanks go to Dr. Christiane Northrup (see photo to your left), Colette Baron-Reid, Dr. Ken DruckDonna Gates, Lauren Mackler, and CarolineSutherland.

When you're an author of a health book, it's quite gratifying when highly respected medical professionals say kind things. Naturally, I'm now thrilled that the esteemed bestselling authors Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Carolyn Dean endorsed my book, as have Dr. Roberta Lee, Dr. Jill R. Baron, and acupuncturist Roberta Mittman 

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Furthermore, I'm also humbled and thankful that one of my mentors and heroes, Joshua Rosenthal, founder and director of the remarkable Institute for Integrative Nutrition (where I attended school to become a certified health coach), wrote the foreword to Beyond Sugar Shock. (Soon, you'll be able to download an advance look at this foreword from Joshua.) 

Furthermore, I'm thankful that several colleagues from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) — Jared Koch, Alex JamiesonStacey Morganstern, Carey Peters – who are all accomplishing amazing things – were kind enough to endorse Beyond Sugar Shock.

Much to my joy, the two people who helped me the most when I was a raging sugar addict in 1998 also endorsed Beyond Sugar Shock. To this day, I'm so grateful to Roberta Ruggiero, founder of the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, and Dr. Keith DeOrio, who were both instrumental in my succes.   

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Furthermore, amazing fitness gurus Kathy Smith (see left photo) and Patricia Moreno; relationship experts Dr. Diana Kirschner and Debra Berndt; and anti-aging expert Cynthia Rowland also praised Beyond Sugar Shock

 I am so grateful!

In fact, I owe this book to so many wonderful people, especially journalist Dana Kennedy. The founder of www.AYearWithoutCandy.com was kind enough to insist that it was time to get going with this book. 

See all endorsements received to date below: 

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“If you are ready to love yourself and your body, abandon the wounds of your past, and free yourself from unhealthy addictions, then read Beyond Sugar Shock. Then, combine the information it contains with your new-found inspiration.” –Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of A Book of Miracles and Faith, Hope & Healing

“We are born loving sugar for its sweetness and its ability to help us store up fat for lean times. Times are no longer lean for most and too much sugar is ruining our health and our lives. Beyond Sugar Shock gives you everything you need to bring more sweetness and health into your life….. without the risk of sugar!" – Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers:Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause (Photo above)

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“Sugar is NOT good for your brain. It increases erratic brain cell firing, promotes inflammation and is clearly addictive.  Beyond Sugar Shock can help you get sugar out of your life and replace it with health and vitality.  It is a powerful program full of easy tips and tactics.” –Daniel G. Amen, M.D., bestselling author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Body, Magnificent Mind at Any Age, and Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

"If you're a sugar addict like most people, you need to read Beyond Sugar Shock. This compassionate, comforting, uplifting book will change your life." —Kathy Smith, International Fitness Expert (See above photo)

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“This enjoyable book shows you how to change your diet, reduce your sugar intake, lose weight and enjoy greater energy than ever before.” –Brian Tracy, motivational speaker and author, Earn What You’re Really Worth “ 

“Connie Bennett’s Sugar Shock! is one of the best books ever written about the toll taken by excess sugar consumption, and Beyond Sugar Shock! is a worthy and logical follow-up. Anyone can use her six-week action plan to break their sugar addiction—and make no mistake, sugar is addictive, not to mention complicit in diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, and an long list of other health calamities when consumed to excess. Connie is a true expert in the field, and this latest book of hers represents yet another major contribution. I give it my highest recommendation.” –Jeff O’Connell, Bodybuilding.com Editor-in-Chief, author of Sugar Nation (See above photo)  

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"Beyond Sugar Shock fearlessly tackles the nation's Number One health crisis – the diabesity epidemic. Connie Bennett offers real life solutions, recipes, take-action programs and spot on science to help break the sugar addiction that is fueling our nation's health epidemic.  In the right hands,  this book could change the course of America's health with Connie Bennett's unique 6-week plan for a slimmer, sexier and sweeter YOU!” –Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., C.N.S. author of The Fat Flush Plan and Fat Flush for Life 

 

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“Break free! This refreshing and enlightening book shows how to release sugar addiction easily. It can save your life. Read it!” –Dr. Joe Vitale, author, The Attractor Factor

 

 

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Beyond Sugar Shock ambitiously breaks new ground in the field of sugar addiction! Connie shows you how to bravely and easily shift away from negative and harmful thinking to positive and productive thinking to help get you healthier and happier. She will show you how to develop hobbies and activities that nurture and nourish you; and use cutting-edge techniques that lift you to a higher plane. You must read this book if you are serious about making a change in your health and lifestyle to finally live the life you want and more importantly, deserve!” —John AssarafNew York TimesBestselling Author, The Answer and Having It All and featured in the featured in the Blockbuster Movie, “The Secret"     

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“As I’ve discovered myself, one of the keys to being happy is eating well, which includes limiting sugar consumption. But as any sugar addict knows, this is a tough habit to kick! In Beyond Sugar Shock, Connie Bennett shows you an easy and empowering way to say farewell to those `sweet poisons.’” –Marci ShimoffNY Times bestselling author, Happy for No Reason and Love for No Reason

“Connie has written another engaging book that makes the reader a participant in a fun ride to better health. Beyond Sugar Shock offers an engaging, interactive, approach to quitting sugar and losing weight in which the reader not only becomes an active participant but becomes the conductor to gain control of his or her own health.  Bravo, Connie!” –Richard J. Johnson, M.D.,  Tomas Berl Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, University of Colorado, Denver, and author, The Sugar Fix: The Sugar Fix: The High-Fructose Fallout That Is Making You Fat and Sick 

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“If we as a nation are going to stop the obesity crisis, we must overcome our addiction to sugar.  We have raised a generation of children, who think sugary cereals, chocolate milk, gummy candies and the like are part of every meal: This must change.  We absolutely must overcome our sugar addiction, and Beyond Sugar Shock—with its powerful tips, stories and recipes—can help you. This book is an important tool in the fight against obesity.” —Ann Cooper, "The Renegade Lunch Lady" and author of Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed Our Children 

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"Beyond Sugar Shock masterfully shows us how to finally get control our sugar or carb addictions — and go from self-loathing to self-love." –Ken Druck, Ph.D., pioneer of life coaching and author, The Real Rules of Life: Balancing Life's Terms With Our Own

“Tired of being a sugar junkie? Ready to feel better instead of guilty? Then this book is for you. Connie Bennett, Sugar Freedom Coach extraordinaire, will show you how to ditch your sugar addiction by treating your body, mind and spirit with tenderness, compassion, and even humor!”–Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., integrative physician and author, Beat Sugar Addiction Now! 

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“Wow! Beyond Sugar Shock is a must-read book for millions of overweight and sugar-addicted people worldwide. At the end of this six-week program, you’ll wonder why you ever wanted sweets in the first place, because your life will be so much happier, fuller, and healthier without those nasty insulin-blasting non-foods.“ –Oz Garcia, Ph.D., Celebrity Nutrition Expert, whose clients include Oscar winner Hilary Swank and singer Roberta Flack 

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"It's very easy and expected to become hooked on sugar and refined carbs. Just look at what the millions of overweight or obese Americans are eating and you'll see why they stay that way. But breaking free of sugar's hold can be incredibly tough. That's why Connie's book, Beyond Sugar Shock, is exactly what people need. Get this book and save your waistline, your relationships, your moods, and even your life." –Brian Alman, Ph.D., Best-selling weight-loss expert and author of The Voice: Overcome Negative Self-Talk and Discover Your Inner Wisdom  

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“Quitting sugar is no easy feat, but Connie Bennett’s life-changing book, Beyond Sugar Shock, makes it simple, fun, and do-able. I’ll be recommending this book to my clients.” – JJ Virgin, Ph.D., Celebrity Fitness Nutrition & Fitness Expert, author of Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy co-star of the TLC reality series, “Freaky Eaters” (Photo above)

Now, let's hear from some more distinguished, cutting-edge authors, who. like me, are published by Hay House. Indeed, I feel privileged to be in the company of dozens of dynamic, life-changing movers and shakers, including Colette Baron-Reid, Donna Gates, Caroline Sutherland, and Lauren Mackler (endorsements below), as well as Ken Druck (quote above). 

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“If you’re one of millions who feels trapped by your sugar and carb addiction, you want to get Beyond Sugar Shock from Connie Bennett, a former sugar addict-turned-life-and-health coach. This book will take you on a fun, exciting, transformative six-week adventure, from which you’ll emerge healthier, sexier, slimmer, and happier. Plus, you’ll finally feel free!” –Colette Baron-Reid, internationally renowned intuitive coach and author of the groundbreaking new book and program Weight Loss for People Who Feel Too Much and The Map: Finding the Magic and Meaning in the Story of Your Life 

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“’Avoid Sugar!’ That’s a reminder we can’t hear often enough—this substance is so bad for us!  So why are you still eating it? Connie Bennett knows exactly how to help you break your habit. She struggled with and conquered the addiction herself. Now, her easy-to-read and solidly convincing book, Beyond Sugar Shock, is full of soul-satisfying tools you can implement immediately to nourish your natural, innate desire for a sweeter life. A must read!” – Donna Gates, author of The Body Ecology Diet and The Baby Boomer Diet: Body Ecology's Guide to Growing Younger: Anti-Aging Wisdom for Every Generation 

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“Sugar is a DRUG! Sugar feeds cancer cells, robs you of vital energy, and keeps you hooked. If there is one item to leave out of your diet, it’s sugar! Connie Bennett shows you how to do it easily in her book, Beyond Sugar Shock.” –Caroline Sutherland, bestselling author of The Body knows…How to Stay Young 

 

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“Are you hooked on sugar and fed up with your excess weight? If you’re like most people, you’ve been trapped for years and keep failing over and over again. There’s good news for you sugar addicts. Beyond Sugar Shock is the only book you’ll ever need on the subject. Read this book, and you’ll release your addiction at long last—and be able to get a balanced, peaceful, delicious life in the process.” –Lauren Mackler, author of the bestsellerSolemate: Master the Art of Aloneness and Transform Your Life 

 

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"For many years, Connie Bennett has been on the forefront of warning us of the dangers of what she describes as SUGAR SHOCK! Now she's taking us 'beyond' that on a journey to healthy healing from our sweet obsession with an effective six-week plan devised to help you beat your sugar addiction through a methodical path through your mind, body and spirit. It's time to make life a lot more 'sweeterlicious' than it's ever been before and to get inspired to make it happen for yourself as well through real-life examples of those who did and lived to tell about it." – Jimmy Moore, founder, Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Blog & Podcast, http://www.livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog and author, 21 Life Lessons From Livin' La Vida Low-Carb: How The Healthy Low-Carb Lifestyle Changed Everything I Thought I Knew 

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"There's no more time to waste when it comes to empowering ourselves around diet and health. Connie Bennett has taken on perhaps the most powerful nutritional challenge of all – sugar – and has come out victorious. With an approach filled with the right ingredients – good facts, smart suggestions, and topped with a little Vitamin L, Love, Beyond Sugar Shock is a powerful tool for transforming your health, weight, and happiness.” –Marc David, bestselling author of Nourishing Wisdom and The Slow Down Diet and Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating 

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“Thank you, Connie, for continuing your important mission to WAKE America up to our S.A.D. relationship with SUGAR and what to do about it!!!!! Your new book, Beyond Sugar Shock, answers a huge hunger millions have for an easy way out of their horrible addiction. You’re changing people’s lives with your powerful, amazing books!–Kathie Dolgin (a.k.a. “High Voltage,” health and pioneer; sugar addiction expert; author of Energy Up, and founder of the Energy Up Voltage-Approved (EUVA) inner city health and wellness program, which is spearheading the first Sugar Free public school in New York City

 

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"If you have a sugar addiction, who should you turn to for help? Someone who walks their talk and has been there too! In her book, Beyond Sugar Shock, Connie Bennett—a journalist and former sugar addict-turned-life-and-health coach, who runs the groundbreaking Sugar Freedom Now program—presents a brilliant, foolproof plan to rescue you even if you’ve been trapped for years.” –Janet Bray Attwood, – Co-author of the New York Times Bestseller, The Passion Test - The Effortless Path To Living Your Life Purpose 

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Beyond Sugar Shock is fabulous!!! It’s loaded with secrets to for you to release your sugar addiction and create what Connie calls a Sweeterlicious Life.  Follow this program and  break free to real happiness and joy!” –Diana Kirschner, Ph.D., author of Love in 90 Days and Sealing the Deal: The Love Mentor’s Guide to Lasting Love 
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“I’m so proud of Connie. When she came to see me in 1998, she had severe hypoglycemia exacerbated by her powerful sugar addiction. Now, 14 years later, she’s not only still sugar-free, but she’s a best-selling author, a renowned Sugar Freedom Coach, and acclaimed speaker. Her eye-opening first book, Sugar Shock, was brilliantly researched and eloquently presented. Now, in her follow-up book, Beyond Sugar Shock, Connie is giving millions exactly what they need—a simple, do-able plan that’s full of compassion and that bedside manner we doctors aspire to possess. As a physician for more than two decades, I’ve seen firsthand the many ailments and diseases sugar can cause and the incredible difficulties patients face in overcoming their sugar addiction—even though they know their carb addiction can be deadly. All sugar addicts need to read Beyond Sugar Shock. I’ll be recommending it to all my patients. –Keith R. DeOrio, M.D., D. Hom 

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"Beyond Sugar Shock is a must read for everyone who's got a sweet tooth that just won't quit. Connie will show you how to say no with sass, so you can say YES to more life." –Stacey Morgenstern & Carey Peters, Creators of Holistic MBA  

 "Beyond Sugar Shock spells out the insidious and destructive nature of how sugar addiction robs you of your health. But once you discover that you are addicted you realize that stopping the addiction is not simple. Experts have shown that every effective health change always has better success with a concrete plan and  this book does just that." —Roberta Lee, M.D., Vice Chair , Department of Integrative Medicine, Continuum Center for Health and Healing, Beth Israel Medical Center, and author, The SuperStress Solution

"Connie Bennett's Beyond Sugar Shock is a valuable and important addition to the growing literature on sugar addiction." — Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, aka "The Rogue Nutritionist"(TM) author of Living Low Carb and The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth (listen to Jonny talk about the healthiest foods on this Gab with the Gurus Radio Show) 

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“Connie Bennett’s determination to educate people about sugar’s devastating effects are nothing short of impressive!  Since learning she had hypoglycemia in 1998, Connie has valiantly forged a campaign to empower millions so they, like her, can successfully triumph over their horrible habit. Now, in her latest book, Beyond Sugar Shock, Connie compassionately presents amazing tools that really work! To everyone who has a sugar problem—and that’s almost all of us—you must read this remarkable book!” –Roberta Ruggiero, President/Founder  The Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, Inc. and author, The Do’s and Don’ts of Hypoglycemia: An Everyday Guide to Low Blood Sugar  

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“Kicking your sugar addiction is one of the most difficult challenges on the path to healthier eating. Beyond Sugar Shock provides you with a powerful and valuable program to do it once and for all.–Jared Koch, nutritional consultant and founder,Clean Plates, guides (in various cities) to the healthiest, tastiest, and most sustainable restaurants for both vegetarians and carnivores  

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“Connie’s new book, Beyond Sugar Shock, is written from her heart and soul. This amazing wan really walks her talk—and has since 1998! Now, let Connie help you kick sugar to the curb like she has countless others.  I will definitely recommend this book to my audience—women and men, who use facial exercise to maintain their youthfulness. Let Connie transport you Beyond Sugar Shock so you can stay healthy and whole on the inside and have healthiness show on your face and body.” –Cynthia Rowland, anti-aging specialist and creator of Facial Magic® and Luscious Lips® 

"Finally a book that teaches one to let go of sugar addiction by following a personal body, mind and spirit program that gets to the emotional core of sugar addiction, allowing those hooked on sugar to be their own best ally in letting go of a harmful substance." —Brigitte Mars, author of Rawsome!, Addiction Free Naturally, The Country Almanac of Home Remedies and The Sexual Herbal. 

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"People crave sweetness in their lives, but as Connie Bennett wisely points out, you have many more choices than refined sugar. If you’ve substituted sugar for love, you can find out how to get the Real thing by following Connie’s 6-Week Plan." –Carolyn Dean M.D., N.D., creator of the Completement Now! Online Wellness Program.

 

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“Most people want to lose weight, increase their energy, gain muscle, reduce stress or just look and feel healthier. Of course, we all know that we need to eat fresh, organic, unprocessed food—and that means no junk! But, for most people, if you tell them to NOT do something, they want to do the exact opposite. That’s why Beyond Sugar Shock is so needed. Even if you do NOT want to quit sugar or reduce your intake of processed carbs, Connie Bennett will help you make your habit history—and easily, too! Get this book or risk being trapped in a sugar rollercoaster for years to come—or getting diabetes, cancer, and other deadly diseases.” –Mark Sisson, founder of Mark’s Daily Apple and author of The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation: A step-by-step, gene reprogramming action plan 

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“If you're addicted to sugar, tired of feeling tired and blue, and just want to end the sugar cravings for good, Connie's book is for you. With detailed lifestyle and food plans, Beyond Sugar Shock is a new way to improve your health, love your food, and enjoy your life without the pain.” –Alex Jamieson, certified health coach, healthy gourmet chef, and author (The Great American Detox Diet and Vegan Cooking for Dummies. Featured in the award-winning documentary, Super Size Me and appeared on "Oprah"  

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“Connie Bennett has done it AGAIN!  More succinct and 100% empirically valid assistance on how to not be poisoned, by the food and beverage chain.  We are grossly over fed in current western dietary intake, we are heavily under nourished.  Connie provides straight forward FACTS and SOLUTIONS on how to take back your life and not be harmed by food and beverage companies and (and death profiteers and regulators harming you and your family).  I STRONGLY recommend this book for anyone seeking how to make at least 100 years of quality life through good nutrition! —Russ Bianchi, Managing Director & CEO, ADEPT SOLUTIONS, INC., A Global Food, Beverage, Drug, Cosmetic, Flavor, and Functional Nutrition Product Development Corporation  

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“As a health expert and hypnotherapist, I know how tough it is for people to quit sugar and processed carbs. But Connie Bennett has made the process smooth, simple, and powerful in her book, Beyond Sugar Shock. You must read this book if you’re among the millions who can’t say no to cookies or candies.” –Mark Patrick, author of Wake Up Skinny 

"Connie Bennett has done it again!! Beyond Sugar Shock gives us the tools and techniques to deal with our sugar addiction and affliction.  She empowers us to move beyond our need for sugar, and in the process, she helps us create a life of balance and health.  I can't wait to recommend this book to my patients!" –Jill R. Baron, M.D., P.C., Integrative Physician and Weight Loss Coach

Debra Berndt

“Beyond Sugar Shock is a not your average healthy-eating book, but it offers a complete life transformation! Unlike other health books that just tell you about the right foods to eat, Connie Bennett helps you get to the root of your eating behaviors and heal the body, mind and spirit for lasting change. The book is informative, fun and easy to follow to make the shifts you need to live healthy and happy ever after.” –Debra Berndt, author of Let Love In: Open Your Heart & Mind to Attract Your Ideal Partner 

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“WOW!! Connie is so right on target. When you read this book, you’ll become a happy sugar kicker, too. It’s been three years since I gave up sugar, thanks to Connie and her fabulous coaching. I owe my freedom from sugar to her. You, too, will never have to go back to that pain.  I recommend this book to all those who want energy, feel good, and reach their full potential.” –Dawn Strickland, D.C., CFT (chiropractor and certified fitness trainer) and former coaching client of Connie’s 

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“At last the long wait for the perfect follow- up to Sugar Shock is here! I have been waiting for Connie to add her wit, wisdom, insight, and research to a subject that is dear to my heart and is in need of up-to-date information, can-do strategies, and direct yet compassionate guidance. Thanks to this book, my patients, clients, and I will be rewarded with a definitive resource on how to win the sugar addiction war once and for all.” —Roberta Mittman, L.Ac., Owner, Park Avenue Center for Wellbeing, Wellness and Weight Loss Mentor 

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“As Connie shows, just cutting out sugar and processed carbs is the fast track to weight loss and vastly improved health.  If that seems challenging, or even impossible, think again.  This book will show you that even though sugar drugs and addicts us, anyone with the right tools can break out of Sugar Bondage forever. A respected pioneer in this field, Connie packages her considerable experience and knowledge with her always-spunky writing style in a motivating, readable, invaluable book.” –Jill Escher, author, Farewell, Club Perma-Chub: A Sugar Addict's Guide to Easy Weight Loss, and founder, www.EndSugarAddiction.com 

Also, make sure to read about Dr. Wayne Dyer's endorsement, which just came in:

"I have taken the advice and guidance that Connie offers here and used it to reclaim my  own well being. We have unknowingly and unwittingly become a nation of addicts, and here in this book you are given a blueprint for living a life of perfect health. Follow the easy-to-apply guidelines, and then you will be able to look in the mirror and say, `I AM finally living a healthy life.' There is no greater feeling and it is your birthright. You were not designed to walk around in shock. A much needed book. —Dr. Wayne Dyer,  beloved teacher and author of many bestsellers, including his latest, Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting 

Now, would you be kind enough to help me build the buzz? Here's how you can help. 

  • Just "like" this page and spread the word to your friends on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Send a link to this blog post to your sugar-addicted friends. 
  • Next, pre-order Beyond Sugar Shock now, and contact me with your proof of purchase, and then get a complimentary 20-minute Strategy Session with me. 

Thank you so much in advance for helping to build the buzz for Beyond Sugar Shock

I'm deeply grateful for your help as, I hope, will be the millions I believe I can help with this book.

It’s Official: Publisher’s Marketplace Announces The Beyond Sugar Shock Diet for Hay House

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My next book, Beyond Sugar Shock (now called The Beyond Sugar Shock Diet), is on the way, thanks to the amazing publisher Hay House, which brings you a remarkable array of empowering self help, inspirational and transformational books, products and events. (Although I'm a trained writer, I can't even begin to describe my excitement at being with them! It's a dream come true! This remarkable company will help me to serve you better!)

Anyhow, on Oct. 20, Publishers Marketplace, which provides news for publishing professionals, posted this announcement. (FYI, you can't access link anymore unless you're a member.)

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Sugar Shock author Connie Bennett's BEYOND SUGAR SHOCK: The 6-Week Plan to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction & Get a Slimmer, Sexier & Sweeter Life, to Patricia Gift at Hay House, for publication in Winter 2012, by Wendy Sherman (world).
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It bears repeating that I'm really honored, grateful and thrilled to be with the amazing Hay House, which can inspire you anytime, thanks to its amazing the amazing Hay House Radio and its Heal Your Life website.

By the way, in The Beyond Sugar Shock Diet, you'll get a simple, fun, guided mind/body/spirit plan that gives you oodles of juicy, empowering, inspiring information, strategies and systems.

Learn here about how a tweeter named my book!

If you haven't read my first book, Sugar Shock, yet, I invite you to get it now.

If you're frustrated that your addiction to sugar or refined carbs has kept you from being the remarkable person you can be, let me help you achieve Sugar Freedom Now™! You'll be surprised at how just this one change can help you, as I like to say, Get a Life that Rocks!™

Tired of being controlled by your sugar habit? Join liberated (or soon-to-be-liberated) Movers & Shakers at www.Facebook.com/SmartHabitsFans.

And get even more empowered on the Facebook page for Gab with the Gurus, which celebrates its 3rd anniversary in June 2011.

Authors, Speakers & Coaches: Be a Mover & Shaker with Hay House

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Do you have a powerful message that you're yearning to share with millions in a book, through talks or even on your own radio show?

Are you convinced that you have transformational information that could really help people?

But are you completely stumped as to how to reach all those people so you can change their lives? 

Louise Hay If you have burning desires such as those I just cited, I strongly encourage you to attend one of the upcoming Movers & Shakers events sponsored by Hay House and emceed by bestselling author Cheryl Richardson and Hay House President & CEO Reid Tracy.

Back in December, I attended a Movers & Shakers event in New York City, and I cannot rave about it enough! Over the years, I've attended some 20 to 30 wonderful conferences for authors, speakers, bloggers, social media experts and more, but this Movers & Shakers conference was a powerful event that really pulled it all together for me.

Here's my heartfelt testimonial about this fabulous Movers & Shakers conference:

"If you feel a calling to serve people and help them transform their lives for the better, then you MUST attend the Hay House Movers & Shakers conference! This is a powerful, transformative, life-changing experience that gives you valuable tools, tips and insights, which empower you to be true to yourself and pursue your vision at the same time. As if that's not enough, you also could make the most wonderful friends."

— “Smart Habits Girl” Connie Bennett, CPC, CHHC, Author, SUGAR SHOCK!

If you're serious about becoming a Mover & Shaker, I strongly recommend that you sign up now for one of these life-changing Hay House Movers & Shakers events. I predict that you'll be enthused, exhilarated and excited when you meet the amazing Cheryl Richardson and Reid Tracy. 

And guess who will make an appearance to? The amazing Louise Hay, author of You Can Heal Your Life and founder of Hay House.

To learn quickly about this event, go to http://tinyurl.com/HayHouseMoversAndShakersConnie

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Do you have an important message to share with the world? Are you ready to take your career to a whole new level by expanding your reach, so you can help thousands of people to improve the quality of their lives? Do you have a dream to write a book, build a speaking career, appear on TV, or host your own radio show?

I'd love to hear from you if you attend one of these Hay House Movers & Shakers events. Please let me know what you thought. And I hope to connect with you in the special Movers & Shakers page on Facebook after you've attended.

Make sure to tell them that Connie Bennett referred you.

By the way, Hay House is the cutting-edge publishing and events company, which also presents the inspiring, life-changing I Can Do It conference in Toronto and the I Can Do It conference in San Diego.

Please note that I'm a compensated affiliate for this program, but I'm only recommending it because I think it's fabulous.

To learn more, go here: http://tinyurl.com/HayHouseMoversAndShakersConnie

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Johnkremerexpo Thanks to book marketing guru John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Book and founder of TenMillionEyeBalls.com, for inviting you to vote for the preferred title of my new blog to help authors.

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John also invites you to join with the other 5,500 book authors on the Book Marketing Network at http://bookmarket.ning.com, where he shares lots of great tips.

Please tell John that Connie sent you.

Authors and aspiring authors, please make sure to visit my new blog for authors, where you get all kinds of tools, tips and information to great events and people. Just go to or — you can get there either way. And please share your comments, too.

Authors, Sugar Addicts & Others with Bad Habits: ICF Certification Celebration Special for First 15 People

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Icflogo - right size This week, I received my certificate from the International Coach Federation, which presented me the designation of Associate Certified Coach (ACC).

To celebrate the fact that I’m now an ACC, I am offering to the first 15 people a chance to work with me for a special Coaching with Connie ICF Certification Celebration rate.

This is my second coaching certification. I’m also certified as a Certified Professional Coach from iPEC (the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching),
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In addition, I’m a certified health coach, thanks to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), where I also studied.

Now that I’m triple certified and have years of wonderful “pre-succeeding experience” (heck, call it “failing”) to quit sugar, kick other bad habits or write my first book, I’m more than ready to help more people.

It would be my honor and pleasure to help you accomplish your goals and dreams. If you’re among the first 15 people who act, you can receive my special Coaching with Connie ICF Certification Celebration rate. I specialize in three areas. Specifically, I can help you to begin:

  • To break free of your sugar addiction.
  • To realize your dream of writing a book.
  • To quit another bad habit or what I call a babit

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Space is limited for this special offer: You will receive 3 private phone sessions with me for only $300. (That’s a savings of $50.)

In addition, you will receive a gift:

  • If you’re a sugar addict, you’ll get complimentary access to a replay of my 7-week Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction program.
  • If you’re a writer, you’ll receive a complimentary audio download of the “How to Write How-To Articles” program with Publicity Hound Joan Stewart.
  • If you’re seeking to lick another horrible habit, you’ll get an audio replay from my “Thrive, Don’t Just Survive” program. 

To sign up now, just click below and you’ll receive my Coaching with Connie ICF Certification Celebration Sale rate.

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 By the way, for those of you who would like to become a health coach and/or a life coach, I highly recommend both the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN).

If you’d like to study at either institution, you will be in for an amazing, transformative experience. I cannot rave enough about both schools and how life-changing they both are.

The training at both iPEC and IIN is superb; the curriculum is superlative and comprehensive; staff members and teachers are adept, insightful and sensitive to your needs; your fellow classmates are wonderful and committed to growth; and you will emerge a better, more well-rounded person with all these special skills. 

If you like to learn more about either the place where I studied to become a life coach (iPEC) or where I learned to become a health coach (IIN), just tell them that Connie Bennett sent you. Please note that I do get a referral compensation from both places. However, I would heartily praise both iPEC and IIN even if they weren’t nice enough to compensate me.

Both iPEC and IIN and utterly amazing places. So if you want to be a certified life coach or certified health coach, I recommend that you act immediately by calling either iPEC and/or IIN.

Now, to begin coaching with me to kick sugar, write a book or break another bad habit, sign up now. Remember you need to act fast, because space is limited to the first 15 people.

Just click below and you’ll receive my Coaching with Connie ICF Certification Celebration Sale rate.

Speakers, Authors, Coaches & Bloggers: Be a Mover & Shaker With Hay House

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Do you have a powerful message that you're yearning to share with millions in a book, through talks or even on your own radio show?

Are you convinced that you have transformative information that could really help people?

But are you completely stumped as to how to reach all those people so you can change their lives? 

Louise Hay If you have burning desires such as those I just cited, I strongly encourage you to attend one of the upcoming Movers & Shakers events sponsored by Hay House and emceed by bestselling author Cheryl Richardson and Hay House President & CEO Reid Tracy.

Back in December, I attended the first Movers & Shakers event, and I cannot rave about it enough! Over the years, I've attended about 20 wonderful events for authors, speakers, bloggers, social media experts and more, but this Movers & Shakers conference was a powerful event that really pulled it all together for me.

Here's my heartfelt testimonial about this fabulous Movers & Shakers conference:

"If you feel a calling to serve people and help them transform their lives for the better, then you MUST attend the Hay House Movers & Shakers conference! This is a powerful, transformative, life-changing experience that gives you valuable tools, tips and insights, which empower you to be true to yourself and pursue your vision at the same time. As if that's not enough, you also could make the most wonderful friends."

— “Smart Habits Girl” Connie Bennett, CPC, CHHC, Author, SUGAR SHOCK!

If you're serious about becoming a Mover & Shaker, I strongly recommend that you sign up now for one of these life-changing Hay House Movers & Shakers events. I predict that you'll be enthused, exhilarated and excited when you meet the amazing Cheryl Richardson and Reid Tracy. And guess who will make an appearance to? The amazing Louise Hay, author of You Can Heal Your Life and founder of Hay House.

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Do you have an important message to share with the world?
Are you ready to take your career to a whole new level by expanding your reach, so you can help thousands of people to improve the quality of their lives?
Do you have a dream to write a book, build a speaking career, appear on TV, or host your own radio show?

I'd love to hear from you if you attend one of these Hay House Movers & Shakers events. Please let me know what you thought. And I hope to connect with you in the special Movers & Shakers page on Facebook after you've attended.

Make sure to tell them that Connie Bennett referred you.

By the way, Hay House is the cutting-edge publishing and events company, which also presents the inspiring, life-changing I Can Do It conference in Toronto and the I Can Do It conference in San Diego.

Connie’s Confession: I’m a Health Hypocrite! Help Each Other

Sick_puppy-600x319 Normally, I don't reveal my vulnerabilities here, on this Sugar Shock Blog. Nor do I share a personal plight, but today, I feel a need to confess to you that I feel like the ultimate Health Hypocrite.

Sure, I eat healthy, wholesome, real foods. Yes, I religiously avoid sugary foods and carbs — and have since 1998 with only a handful of very minor infractions. I don't even smoke anymore. (Inhaling two packs of cigarettes is a thing of the past.) What's more, I've been shunning caffeine since a doctor suggested I do so more than a decade ago. And I don't even chew sugar-less gum or eat candies with artificial sweeteners anymore. In addition, I've triumphed over my diet soda slugging. Plus, I'm huge exercise aficionado. But feeding my body well and moving just aren't nearly enough.

Sleep My body craves — as does yours — ample sleep. We desperately need those zzzzzz's.Otherwise, I'm headed for sniffles, sneezing, coughing and congestion.

Well, lately — especially in the last week — I haven't walked my talk. Despite the fact that I know about the wonders of a good night's sleep and I'm even mentioning it as a "Smart Diet Habit" in my next book, I skimped on sleep myself last week. Now that I'm a health coach, I'm not going to indulge in self-blame. Rather, I'm going to use this realization as an opportunity.

The irony is that lately, I've been thinking a lot about and striving to do excellent self-care, because of my training as a health counselor and life coach and because I've been completing Cheryl Richardson's fabulous book, Take Time for Your Life, which was required reading for my life coaching program through iPEC.

I even just bought Cheryl Richardson's latest book, The Art of Extreme Self-Care, this weekend at this remarkable Hay House ouse Movers & Shakers conference. Both books have motivated me to think a lot about how we all will benefit if we devote ourselves wholeheartedly to treating ourselves with respect and reverence, even it it means we have to let go of current projects and disappoint people. 

Well, despite my commitment to treating myself right, last week, I neglected my needs when it came to snoozing. You see, I felt compelled to help you you a lot this month. I really wanted to:

Last week, I wanted to find time to:

My goals also are to:

  • Help support a friend or two, who is doing valuable work. This week, I spread the word about Donna Sonkin's event tomorrow, which unfortunately I may not be well enough to attend now.
  • Send send out an email blast to my mailing list about the exciting programs offered.
  • Plan the 2nd annual Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge in mid January, which includes lining up  top experts to join in our 24-hour twitfest and inviting them to add their names to a press release that will go out to members of the media as it did last year.
  • Send a pitch to The Dr. Oz Show suggesting a show about sugar addiction in January and to invite the producer to book both Stephen (Dr. Sinatra) and myself as well as other sugar experts and sugar addicts to appear on a much-needed episode. (Please help me suggest that we come on as guests to The Dr. Oz Show. And if you're a sugar addict in need of help, feel free to recommend yourself, too.)
  • Plan my radio shows for January. For example, on Wed., Jan. 6 at 2 p.m., you'll get valuable ideas from Gretchen Rubin on how to be happy. She is author of the new book, The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun. I'm also lining up shows tips with Gary Ryan Blair, the Goals Guy and author of the new book,Everything Counts: 52 Remarkable Ways to Inspire Excellence and Drive Results; and Annette Fix, who will give relationship pointers to use in the new year. (Stay tuned for details.)
  • Clear clutter in my apartment.
  • Buy a new printer, because my previous one broke down. 
  • Take time to exercise, meditate, do creative visualization, read inspiring passages and lay the groundwork to manifest a loving relationship.

Kleenex Wow, I'm exhausted just reading my list. Clearly, last week, I overworked, didn't work out enough and ignored valuable sleep time. One day I even put in about 20 hours. Or was it 22?

Clearly, I know better! For goodness sake, I'm both a health counselor and a life coach. People even dub me as the "Smart Habits Girl" (on Twitter), "Smart Habits Coach" or "Sugar Liberator."

But skipping sleep sent me straight to a sore, scratchy throat, hacking cough, a stuffy head and sheer exhaustion. Ironically, recently, I began to research the subject of sleep deprivation for my next book by reading articles such as this one and this one. Getting sick Now I have to miss two holiday parties tonight because of being sick.

While I'd rather be sleeping now, I'm writing because I really need your help. In return, I will help to bring out the absolute best in you. With  your assistance, I could get more sleep, help more people, have more fun, be more energized, take more time for me and lead the kind of balanced life that I help my clients to achieve.

…So I'm currently seeking several part-time independent contractors (2 to 10 hours a week). My goal and intention is to find:

  • An assistant producer for my Gab With the Gurus radio show (a fun gig!);
  • Several people to help build my community through social media — especially my new Facebook fan page and Stop Sugar Shock social network on Ning (also fun!);
  • 2 health writers or bloggers to research, write and post pieces about recent medical studies and other health and lifestyle developments on my Sugar Shock Blog and radio show updates on my Gab With the Gurus blog. The writers also would prepare press releases about upcoming programs to submit to ExpertClick.com (another fascinating project);
  • A marketing consultant, who can make suggestions about expanding my reach so I can help the people who most need my expertise;
  • 1 or 2 assistants to warmly greet attendees at my talks, make them feel welcome, pass out fliers at a variety of places in New York (or wherever I'm booked) and help line up more talks. (Right now I'm seeking people for my January talks — you just need to be warm, friendly and into serving others);
  • A tech-savvy person, who can do website updates (on Microsoft Front Page) and/or possibly move my entire Sugar Shock website to WordPress. This person also would set up my new Smart Habits Blog on WordPress before I add too much content on its current site.

At present, don't have a budget for these independent contractors. The good news is that I do have a BIG desire to help you live a better life. Plus, I have superb training from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), as well as my own experience being the Bad Habits Babe. I also have a proven track record, along with testimonials from clients about my ability to motivate, guide and coach people to break free of their self-sabotaging habits. (Check back here soon for more client kudos. I've been too busy coaching to get more testimonials.)

Life_coaching_logo Even if you're free of destructive patterns, we can still swap services.

I can coach you so you'll finally realize your dreams. (I can help anyone, but I do specialize in health, wellness and personal empowerment, and, in particular, I work with sugar addicts, stay-at-home moms, small business owners, authors, writers, health counselors, marketing experts.)

In addition, if you need writing or marketing services, I'm your gal.

Here's how it will work. You would devote a designated amount of time each week to help me in one of the above areas. In exchange, I'll either coach you in health, wellness and writing, or I"ll help you to write and/or edit something. Depending on how many hours you work for me, you would get either private coaching or you would be part of one of my Break Free With Connie group coaching programs. 

Sound intriguing?

If you're a fellow health expert, please join in the discussion here and on Facebook. Do you, too, feel sometimes like a Health Hypocrite? How? How have you overcome this? I'd love your ideas to improve.  (Plus, I'm working on a story for several sites.)

Enough writing. My shoulder and arm are very sore from typing, and I need to sleep, drink liquids, finish my chicken soup, take herbs and supplements and recuperate.

Hope you will take advantage of this amazing offer to help you set and reach your goals, tap into your inner purpose and passion and connect that with your outer goals to achieve extraordinary and sustainable results.

In the meantime, I'm now committing to you, dear readers, that I will conquer my destructive sleep deprivation habits. I need to live up to my "Smart Habits Coach" title. Besides, I know that I can lick this bad habit just as I have all my other bad habits over the years. But feel free to wish me luck!

Please spread the word about this offer — and feel free to share your thoughts here and on Facebook about my unhealthy hypocrisy!

Authors & Aspiring Authors Only

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Authors and aspiring authors, getting a book published isn’t enough.

You need to know how to promote and market it so people buy it.

Join some 200 of us, who are going to gorgeous San Diego on Oct. 10 and 11 to learn about book marketing and more.

Impatient for more info? Get info now.

At this event, you’ll listen to keynotes with Jack Canfield, Marci Shimoff and Debbie Ford. 
Plus, you’ll learn about:

  • Publishing  and Distribution Options: What's Best For Your Book
  • Secrets for Attracting Traffic and Building your List
  • How PR is Changing in the 21st Century
  • How to Use Internet Search Engines to Market Your Book
  • Marketing Venues Beyond the Bookstore:  Teleseminars, Webinars, Virtual Book Tours, Web TV Shows and More
  • Hi Tech Marketing- Using Blogs, Podcasts and Video blogs
  • Social Networking:  How to Use Social Networking Sites to Sell Books:  YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn your Way to New Customers
  • Make Money Marketing and Selling Products:  CDs, DVDs, Workbooks, Continuity Programs, Consulting and More
  • Book Trailers
  • Selling Your Book Through Amazon (SNP, Buy X get Y, and more)
  • And Much More

Get details now about this exciting event: http://mixiv.com/vp/60394/19382/

Speed Shrinking is the Hot, New Trend

Check out this cool interview all about the new wave of Speed Shrinking, a trend that’s been created, thanks to my friend Susan Shapiro, author of the entertaining, new novel Speed Shrinking, which offers a humorous account about how a self-help guru (a sugar-addiction specialist, no less) going on a shrink shopping spree, seeing 8 in 8 days to help stop her cupcake binging right before a major TV appearance.

See the fun news story that ran about it. As you’ll see, I was one of the “Speed Shrinkers.”

Book Promoting: Should We Authors Be Outrageous, Provocative & Original to Become Bestselling?

Whether you're a reader, an author or a publishing insider, I invite you to join in the interesting discussion now brewing about what constitutes good book promotion.

Last weekend, I did what I thought was a fun, humorous, zany, admittedly provocative sandwich-board publicity stunt at BookExpo America, the largest book publishing event in North America.

I first wrote about my unusual promoting here and here and you can read some comments from people here, too.

To summarize, my intentions were:

  • To drum up interest among potential readers in my first book SUGAR SHOCK!;
  • To intrigue people in my upcoming, as-yet-unpublished second book, The Weight-Loss Habits of Highly Successful Losers (working title);
  • To acquaint people like you (my target audience) with my work so they can learn how to break free of their bad habits or what I call "babits™" so that they can lose weight, get energy, boost their libido, become happier, etc.;
  • To garner media attention;
  • To make contacts within and outside the publishing industry, which could lead to a variety of exciting partnerships; and, of course;
  • To build my platform even bigger.

DSC00094 My gimmick at BEA was this: On two days (of the three-day event), I walked around selected places at the Javits Center in New York City wearing a sandwich board that jokingly asked, "Are You `The One?'" (I did so with permission and for a fee.)

The sign also was displayed all weekend long  at my booth.

My sandwich board — which was humorously designed by renowned graphic artist and author Hillary Carlip to look like a single's personal ad — poked fun of the fact that I'm a single woman and an author available to both the right man and publisher.(Incidentally, Hillary — who has done work for Jennifer Anniston — also designed my Gab With the Gurus radio show blog and my new site to promote my upcoming book, The Weight-Loss Habits of Highly Successful Losers.)

BetterHabits_small_for_blog_insert My sign also provocatively stated, "Will put out on first date!!" (Yes, I was embarrassed by this remark, but, of course, I was just joking. What I meant is that I would "put out" information about my next book, The Weight-Loss Habits of Highly Successful Losers; tell you about my first book SUGAR SHOCK! (you can sneak a peek here); and share how I help people break their bad habits or babits™.

Wow! I thought I was just cleverly showing that, in these uncertain economic times and crowded market, authors who want to make a splash need to be what I call "author-preneurs." In other words, to boost our platforms and build interest in our books, we should show initiative, originality and a sense of humor.

At BEA last weekend and afterward, as I sorted through business cards and email addresses of of people I'd met, I thought I'd at least partially succeeded in my goals. My off-the-wall marketing gimmick made lots of people laugh and chuckle. More importantly, it gave me the opportunity to meet hundreds of people in the book industry — booksellers, librarians, editors, authors, publishers, etc. — as well as members of the media.

But since BEA, I've taken some flack and had a change to think more about my unusual marketing approach. In particular, my gutsy, guerialla-book promoting, sandwich-board-wearing efforts were criticized first here and then again here by Lynn Price, editorial director of Behler Publications, who writes the Behler Blog.

After Lynn's less-than-flattering remarks about my publicity stunt, I took time to reply — first to her initial post, "Authorpreneurs my stinky foot," and then to her second one, "It's All About the Show." (Incidentally, since then, Lynnn and I also have shared polite, private emails. She's also getting a copy of my book SUGAR SHOCK! in the mail since she was questioning the quality of my writing.)

Now that I've been blasted (or so it feels and) compared to tactless authors, who wear toilet bowls on their heads (ouch!), I'm wondering: Was I wrong to be so provocative, adventurous and and flagrantly innovative  at BEA?

Did I goof bigtime or was I right to walk around wearing an innovative sandwich board, which asked, "Are You `The One?'"

Did my publicity stunt turn off you, my dear readers? Or, if it backfired, who exactly was annoyed by it?

While I hoped my marketing efforts would get attention, I hadn't planned on being getting so much criticism. But of course, I should be prepared for that — obviously, that goes with the territory. If you put yourself out there, you have to be prepared for the consequences. 

Outrageous pr stunts 047004392X But, hey, I'm now willing to learn from the experience. Clearly, I have a lot more to learn about successful book promoting.

While I've attended numerous, great conferences featuring such people as Mark Victor Hansen, Alex Mandossian, Michael Drew and Warren Whitlock, I guess I need more foolproof, innovative marketing ideas.

Obviously, I should continue to pay close attention to such whizzes as Peter Shankman, author of Can We Do That: Outrageous PR Stunts That Work and Why Your Company Needs Them: as well as Chris Brogan, Seth Godin, Tim Ferriss, John Kremer, Shel Israel, Robert Scoble, Arielle Ford and David Meerman Scott.

So, since I always strive to improve, please tell me what you think.

Did you think my sandwich board gimmick at BEA was creative and funny or misguided and stupid? Feel free to be honest.

And what do you think are the best, most clever ways to get the word out about my next book, The Weight-Loss Habits of Highly Successful Losers? (FYI, I already use my blogs, Twitter, Facebook, my radio show and my massive email list.)

What do you think I should do to spread the word about my  next book?

Please don't just tell me to write a good book. I'm hard at work on that. Besides, that's not nearly enough in this economic climate. As mentioned earlier, we authors need to become author-preneurs.

For those of you here who are familiar with SUGAR SHOCK! and this blog, I invite you to become a pivotal VIP Super Friend of my upcoming book. Please visit my new blog, www.BetterHabitsDiet.com, to learn more about how to spread the word.

And if you're here, because you're struggling with sugar or other unhealthy habits, I invite you to join my four-week Break Free program, which begins tomorrow night.