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Ann Leary is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels, THE CHILDREN, THE GOOD HOUSE, OUTTAKES FROM A MARRIAGE, and the memoir, AN INNOCENT, A BROAD. Please enjoy this extremely wide ranging conversation with Ann, who is a truly delightful human being; not to mention, ridiculously smart and chalk full of wisdom!
Ann's work has been translated into eighteen languages and she has written for numerous publications including Ploughshares, NPR, Real Simple and the New York Times. Ann’s NY Times Modern Love essay, “Rallying to Keep the Game Alive,” was adapted for the Amazon Modern Love TV Series and stars Tina Fey and John Slattery. THE GOOD HOUSE was adapted as a motion picture starring Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline and will premiere at the Tribeca International Film Festival on June 16, 2022.
Her latest novel, THE FOUNDLING (Scribner/MarysueRucci) was released on May, 31, 2022.
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36.New York Times Bestselling Author ANN LEARY on the history that's shaped women's rights, reproductive rights, the writing process, her new book, the dread of self-promotion, and SO MUCH MORE!
35.Executive Producer & Production Strategist at The Deli CYNTHIA HEYD on ageism, sexism, how they manifest in the world of advertising, and so much more!!!
34.STAN & TAMMY EDWARDS on the Ironman Competitor's FULL RECOVERY after a massive heart attack left him clinically dead for 33 minutes
33.DANU MORRIGAN on narcissistic mothers, the impact of familial relationships on our development, how this shapes adult relationship seeking, breaking patterns, and SO much more!
32.PR Expert, author, & storyteller SONYA SINGH on embracing her South Asian roots, why working in creative spaces requires a very thick skin, and so much more!
31.Bestselling Author GENEVIEVE GRAHAM on starting your dream career in your 40s, the misconception that CDN history is boring, the importance of research, how and why she became a writer, and so much more!
30.JOHN CULLEN on founding "IT'S JUST PARKINSON'S", battling Parkinson's Disease as an Avid Athlete & Powerlifter, his new DOCUMENTARY, motivating others fighting similar battles, and so much more!
29.The brilliant HEATHER MARSHALL on the Vital Importance of Reproductive Rights, her masterful debut novel LOOKING FOR JANE, about a secret network of women fighting for the right to choose—inspired by true stories, and so much more!
28.ZARQA NAWAZ on her brand new book, coping through comedy, creating Little Mosque on the Prairie, Finding the funny in dark subject matter, and so much more!!!
27.IAN MIRMELSTEIN on pioneering the advertising industry's first networking group for non-drinkers, addiction, balancing career, personal life, recovery, & so much more!!!
26.AN UPDATE from OLGA KRAKOVNA on the war in UKRAINE
25.OLGA KRAKOVNA on the war in UKRAINE, how you can help, and so much more.
24.Film & Television Editor CHRISTINE ARMSTRONG on breaking into the business, the creative process, collaboration and so much more!!!
23.Founder & CEO of Nuts For Cheese, MARGARET COONS on starting her brand, scaling up, finding your niche, and so much more!
22.OLUFUNTO BOROFFICE CEO and Founder of Chanja Datti Ltd, a waste recovery and recycling social enterprise out of Nigeria
21.Psychology Professor & Research Scientist Dr. Michelle Drouin on abuse, domestic violence, mental health, social media and so much more!
20.Founder of Barefoot Wines & Author of The Barefoot Spirit, Michael Houlihan on Breaking Brave
19.CEO, DAILY BREAD FOOD BANK, NEIL HETHERINGTON on food insecurity, poverty's link to affordable housing, the pandemic's impact on the food bank, the nature of real bravery, and so much more!
18.DUNCAN SINCLAIR, Chair of Deloitte Canada & Chile on the principles that ground us, corporate governance and accountability, what we can do better post-pandemic, and so much more!
17.PETE BOMBACI: Founder of the GenWell Project, Visionary Business & Social Change Leader on the importance of real, genuine, in-person connections in the age of social media, making the world a happier, healthier place in meaningful ways, and so much more!!!
16.Dr. KELLY THE VET! Veterinarian Kelly Faubert on bravery, all things pet ownership, her passion for wildlife, the pandemic's effects on our pets, and so much more!
15.Juno Nominated Pop Star RALPH on the songwriting process, overcoming insecurities, owning her own record label, staying grounded, and so much more!
14.LUCAS WILSON on his experience with gay conversion therapy at Liberty University, Evangelicalism and proselytizing, why he's speaking out about these topics, and so much more!
13.LIBBY McCREADY on the importance of pushing ourselves & recognizing our accomplishments, trekking through The Arctic, fundraising for True Patriot Love, and so much more!
12.JEFF RISELEY on resilience and bravery, why he founded Sales Health Alliance, the importance of empowering ourselves, caring for our mental health at work mid-pandemic, and so much more!
11.Bestselling Author CATHERINE McKENZIE on the writing process, her legal career, optioning her books for film and TV and so much more!
10.Award-Winning Producer, Director, Writer, and Journalist, PETER RAYMONT on a lifetime of filmmaking, the power of great storytelling, and so much more.
9.Bestselling Author MARISSA STAPLEY on her writing process, pitching, overcoming fear and so much more
8.Peter Neal of NEAL BROTHERS FOODS: on building a successful food empire, his struggles with mental health, the importance of de-stigmatizing mental health issues, and so much more.
7.First Nations Chief, Author, Recipient of the Order of Canada, and Residential School Survivor, Dr. EDMUND METATAWABIN on the real meaning of truth and reconciliation, the path to healing, attending St. Anne's Residential School, and so much more.
6.Executive Director of the Creative Education Foundation Beth Miller on creativity, fostering innovation, why bravery rarely feels brave in the moment, overcoming personal trauma, and so much more!
5.Robert Rotenberg on being a criminal lawyer AND bestselling author simultaneously, the writing process, his legal practice, fate, a deep love for Toronto, and so much more!
4.The iconic Canadian fashion designer Linda Lundström on fashion, success, failure, inspiration, the injustices perpetrated against Indigenous communities, and so much more!
3.Dr. Daniel Kalla on writing 12 novels while serving as Head of Emergency at St. Paul's Hospital, fostering bravery in the ER, vaccine hesitancy, his brand new book, and so much more!
2.Diane Bergeron on being legally blind, repelling down a 29 storey building, completing an Iron Man, driving a race car, fundraising for CNIB Guide Dogs and so much more!
1.Evan Landry on Producing film, TV, over 100 music videos and commercials, and so much more!