Be the Star You Are! 99 Gifts – For Living, Loving, Laughing, and Learning to Make a Difference

Be the Star You Are! 99 Gifts
336 Pages
Ten Speed Press
ISBN 1-58761-008-6

There are no dress rehearsals in life and you only get one shot at a scene-why not make it as good as it can be? In Be the Star You Are!, Cynthia Brian proves that you already possess everything you need to be the producer, writer, director, and star of your own life. By recognizing your individual gifts and tapping into your creative energies you can learn to sparkle and soar. Drawn from personal stories of growing up one of five hardworking children on the family farm, Cynthia shares 99 lessons (or “gifts”) that teach you to cherish your past, focus on your assets, dream of the future, and celebrate each moment. From appreciation to devotion, leadership to perseverance, and serendipity to wisdom-each gift will open your heart, inspire you to embrace all experiences, and help you make the most of your life.

*Foreword by Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles

*Each lesson includes a personal story, a positive message, and a simple exercise that encourages readers to discover their own unique gifts.

*”Cynthia Brian balances style with substance to help you make the journey from success to significance.” Nido Qubein, author of How to Be a Great Communicator and How to Get Anything You Want

*A portion of the proceeds benefit women, families, and youth at risk through the 501©3 charity, Be the Star You Are!

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About Cynthia Brian (Berkeley, California Author)

Cynthia Brian

New York Times best-selling co-author of Chicken Soup for the Gardener’s Soul, author of Be the Star You Are!®, 99 Gifts for Living, Loving, Laughing, and Learning to Make a Difference, Be the Star You Are!® for TEENS, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices Growing with The Goddess Gardener, The Business of Show Business, The Blessing of Love and Relationships, and Miracle Moments®, Cynthia Brian is an internationally acclaimed keynote speaker, personal growth consultant, actor, producer and host of radio and TV shows, newspaper columnist, designer, gardener, and lifestyle coach. As an empowerment architect, Ms. Brian is dedicated to helping others achieve their dreams, recognize the possibilities, and utilize their potential by implementing their unique gifts. In 1999, Cynthia founded and became Executive Director of Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity with a mission to empower women, families, and youth through increased literacy and positive media messages. Proceeds from the sale of her books benefit the charity. She produces and hosts the live lifestyle weekly radio broadcast, StarStyle® heard on the Voice America Network Empowerment Channel as well as produces the weekly young adult show, Express Yourself!™ for the Voice America Kids Network. When she’s not writing, producing, hosting, speaking, traveling, or coaching, you’ll find her in her garden with her adopted barnyard menagerie. To book a presentation or hire Cynthia for a project, email Books may be purchased at