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Leeza Gibbons Fierce Optimism

April 22, 20168 min
How did an easygoing, sweet-tempered small town Southern girl keep her edge on success for more than thirty years in Hollywood? How did TV’s most likeable host, with a Daytime Emmy Award and an unofficial master’s degree in drama avoidance to her credit, compete on Celebrity Apprentice without screaming, yelling, or playing dirty; beat cutthroat contenders including Geraldo Rivera; impress the notoriously tough Donald Trump; and take home the title of winner? Leeza Gibbons, the ultimate anti-diva, shares her powerful strategies and the philosophy behind them in FIERCE OPTIMISM: Seven Secrets for Playing Nice and Winning Big (Dey Street Books; On Sale: April 12, 2016; $26.99; Hardcover; ISBN: 9780062432520). In a world marked by bullying, corruption, and all sorts of nastiness, where fear and negativity dominate, Leeza stands out as a beacon of hope for . . . hope itself, backed by accountability, determination, and hard work. “Optimism is undergoing a makeover, and it’s on the way to a

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