Getting There: The Rocky Road To Success
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Getting There: The Rocky Road To Success

Have you ever wondered why some people succeed when so many others fail?  Some of the most successful men and women you know were once considered failures.

The path to success is rarely easy or direct. Before making it big, Anderson Cooper couldn’t get an interview for an entry-level job at ABC, Warren Buffett would become physically ill at the mere thought of speaking in public, Rachel Zoe was her boss’s scapegoat for stealing, and Graydon Carter was thrown out of two universities.

These are a few of the many stories shared in Getting There: A Book of Mentors, an inspiring new book in which thirty leaders in diverse fields reveal their secrets to navigating the rocky road to the top. In an honest, direct, and engaging way, these role models describe the obstacles they faced, the setbacks they endured, and the vital lessons they learned along the way. They dispense not only essential and practical career advice, but also priceless wisdom applicable to life in general.

Beautifully photographed and edited by author Gillian Zoe Segal, Getting There also features stories from Michael Bloomberg, Frank Gehry, Marina Abramović, Daniel Boulud, Hans Zimmer, Sara Blakely, Matthew Weiner, Jillian Michaels, David Boies, Laird Hamilton, Kathy Ireland, John Paul DeJoria, Leslie Moonves, Wendy Kopp, Ian Schrager, and Jeff Koons, among others.

Getting There is for everyone—from students contemplating their futures to the vast majority of us facing challenges or seeking to reach our potential. So join us, as Gillian shares these unguarded, inspiring stories and distills the essential ingredients necessary to achieve success.

There will be a book-signing following the conversation and books will be available for purchase at the event.

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Gillian Zoe Segal is the author of Getting There: A Book of Mentors and New York Characters. She received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and a law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She lives is Manhattan and is also a skilled photographer.

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Gillian will be available to sign her books following the conversation. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Should you want to purchase the book prior to the event, simply click on the book image.

“Reading Getting There is like having an intimate, one-on-one talk with some of the worlds most fascinating and accomplished people. You will be taken aback by their honesty, entertained by their anecdotes, and, most of all, learn invaluable lessons about both business and life. This book is fantastic—you will not be able to put it down!”—J.J. Ramberg, MSNBC

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