The former executive producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show and co-host of the popular podcast series This is Fifty with Sheri + Nancy shares candid insights and transformational wisdom from her storybook career and her dramatic middle of life reinvention.
One hundred pounds overweight, no man in sight.
And rounding the bend to 57 years old—a full blown catastrophe.”
What happens when you’ve dedicated decades to your dream job but left all your other dreams gathering dust on the shelf?
This was the question facing Sheri Salata. For over twenty years, Sheri worked first on The Oprah Winfrey Show and then on the OWN cable network turnaround. It was a storybook career that came with enormous rewards—and ultimately huge self-inflicted costs, leaving her emotionally and physically depleted.
After years of telling other people’s stories and inspiring them to turn their lives around, Sheri decided it was time to “produce” her own life transformation. With her 50th birthday in the rearview mirror, she embarked on a journey of radical self-care.
In The Beautiful No . . . and other Tales of Trial, Transcendence, and Transformation, Sheri takes a tender and unflinching look at her career, her love life, her spirituality, her body, her entire life journey, inviting readers to join her as she creates a personal recipe for living the life of her dreams. Armed with everything she’s learned from working with some of the most prolific wisdom keepers of our time, she shares how she began to rebuild the pillars of her life.
Packed with practical gems and laugh-out-loud moments, Sheri’s story is a blueprint of personal renewal and everyday magic. Building on the inspiring insights of bestsellers such as Eat, Pray, Love, Wild, and A Year of Yes, The Beautiful No makes clear it’s never too late to live the life or your dreams.
"I've always loved deeply personal stories that lead the reader to discover a new way of considering what they believe to be true about themselves. The Beautiful No delivers courage, honesty, and contagious reflection."--Nate Berkus
"This is a beautifully written page turner that had me hooked. I was rooting for Sheri on every page and when I reached the end, I felt like I just had the best meeting with a new best friend."--Arielle Ford
"A must read for anyone who is ready to take the leap to joy, freedom, forgiveness and authenticity."--Colette Baron-Reid
"There are few experiences in life where you leave feeling more connected, more aware of yourself than when you begin. Sheri's ability to tell her story in a way that feels universal and vibrationally relevant is nothing short of magical. Triumph, vulnerability, failure, strength and grace- The Beautiful No has made me a better father. You close the book and look up thinking you have been lost in conversation with your dearest friend, only to realize you've just been reading the entire time, looking through your new pair of magical glasses."--Jeremiah Brent
"For thirty years, Sheri and I have been telling each other stories. This beautiful book of hers feels like every great conversation we've ever had--complete with laughs, tears, surprises and moments of revelation. Her voice of one of a kind and her stories never fail to inspire. Pull up a chair, as I have done many times, and dive in."--Nancy Hala
"Sheri Salata tells a captivating story of the inner transformation it sometimes takes to shed your mind shadows so you can see your own brilliant light. Reading The Beautiful No I realized that vulnerability is a superpower. And that Sheri is my hero."--Gordana Biernat
Bravo Sheri Salata! You've brought your trademark brilliance, hilarity, authenticity and relatability to this powerful and instructive memoir. Thank you for speaking for all of us and showing us the way. A million times YES to the beautiful NO!--Dr. Laura Berman